Blue Springs, Missouri, located nineteen miles east of downtown Kansas City, has a population of 52,575. Blue Springs has abundant recreation opportunities with 22 city parks, including Flemming Park which is home to Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo. The school districts of Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, and Grain Valley all serve the city of Blue Springs. The Blue Springs School District which serves most of the residents, has received a perfect score on the Annual Performance Report for twelve years in a row. The Blue Springs School District is one of only seven school districts in this state to have that many consecutive years of Distinction.
The weather is warming up as spring flowers are starting to bloom. For Blue Springs residents and surrounding areas looking to enjoy nature, Lake Remembrance is the place to visit. The walking trail borders the 54 acre lake that is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass and redear sunfish or channel catfish. Fishing can be done year round as well as canoeing and kayaking. No swimming is allowed. The trail is available in all weather and is paved. Enjoy the handicap accessible dock as well.