500 Tiger Drive
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone 816-630-1040






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Regent Park is a small, well maintained neighborhood park at Marietta and Richmond streets. The park provides a tennis court, basketball court, skate park and playground equipment. It is located on the west side of S. Marietta Street, at its intersection with Richmond. The former high school is across the street to the east, and the Fishing River is on the west. From the east banks of the Fishing River in Regent Park, one can look across the river to the Elms Hotel grounds.

Partially down the hill are the concrete "ruins" of the historic Regent Spring pavilion.


Regent Park is the site of the second oldest spring discovered in the city of Excelsior Springs. Along with the Siloam springs, it was one of the key mineral waters upon which the fame of Excelsior Springs was founded. When the Regent's waters received a medal at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, the ensuing publicity was a major factor in the continued development of the city as a nationally prominent mineral water health resort.

The spring was discovered by Captain J.L. Farris, an attorney from Richmond. A small frame pavilion was built in 1881. In 1888, the Excelsior Springs Company, who had acquired the property, constructed a Regent Spring pavilion and developed Regent Park on the adjacent grounds. The Regent Spring was also piped to an extensive bottling works nearby owned by the company. Along with the Sulpho-Saline water and Soterian Ginger Ale, it was shipped to all parts of the world.

In 1925, Regent Park was acquired by the city. The June 1929 issue of the Midwest Motorist featured "Excelsior Springs -- the 'Spa' of America". It referred to the Siloam and Regent springs as the hub of the 180-acre park system. In 1935, the Regent well was capped, and the wood pavilion was demolished as the mineral water well became part of the Hall of Waters bottling operation and the water was dispensed from the Water Bar to visitors.

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AMENITIES

• Basketball Courts
• 1 Tennis Court
• Skate Park
• Restrooms




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