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.
Seated in Blue Springs Missouri, Lake Jacomo is a great get-away lake. Lake Jacomo is one of three connected reservoir Lakes in Blue Springs. The first is Prairie Lee that feeds into Lake Jacomo which then feeds into Blue Springs Lake. All three lakes are run by, monitored and maintained by Jackson County Parks and Recreation.Lake Jacomo is a 970 acre lake located in 7,809 acre Fleming Park. This lakes creation comes with historic ties. in 1932, Presiding Judge and future President, Harry S. Truman started the the process of looking into a future park in this area. It didn't come until much later that Lake Jacomo was officially opened on May 30th of 1959. This is a wonderful lake to fish, kayak or cruise around the lake on a sailboat enjoying the sun. Lake Jacomo differs from Prairie Lee and Blue Springs lake due to a boat 25hp motor limit. So if you were thinking of bringing your jet ski's or ski boats, you might want to reconsider and head down toward Blue Springs Lake. Also located around Lake Jacomo are open docks to attach to of fish off. Located just off Woods Chapel entrance is the marina, where you can find bathrooms, bait and tackle, fishing licenses, a boat dock, fueling station, and a convenience store. If you would really like to fish but you don't want to bother with a boat or fish from the bank, you can pay a few dollars to fish from the marina docking area. Lake Jacomo offers you Bluegill, Carp, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Catfish, Walleye and Paddlefish.