McAlester Park

Spreading Yew (Taxus x media 'Densiformis') and Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

Spreading Yew (Taxus x media 'Densiformis') and Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) frame the west entry to the park.

McAlester Park, better known as Peace Park, is the oldest undisturbed land on the main campus. Several trees including a Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) are estimated to be over 150 years old. This four-acre tract contains more than 100 trees of 43 varieties. Ongoing and future development plans include adding several genera of trees and shrubs important to the mid-Missouri region. The drainage creek flowing through the area is slated to be developed.

A group of Blue Spruce (Picea pungens var. glauca)

A group of Blue Spruce (Picea pungens var. glauca) create a bold statement along the creek. McAlester Park in fall During wet weather water flows through the creek bisecting the park.

Magnolia Butterflies

Yellow Flowering Magnolia (Magnolia 'Butterflies')

Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma'

Okahoma Redbud and White Flowering Redbud(Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma') and (Cercis canadensis var. alba)