Nestled along the highway into town is Shady Dell Park, a great place to stop to relax and watch the world go by. It includes covered picnic pavilions, a horseshoe pitching area, Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, lighted baseball field, open-air theater, 1/4 of a mile walking trial in the center of the park, and playgrounds for the children.

Each summer the Tri-County Fair board hosts the Tri-County Fair in the Shady Dell Park including a carnival, livestock judging, craft exhibits, truck and tractor pulls, food and alot more.

Events include the Annual East Egg Hunt, the monthly FREE Movie in the Park on the second Friday of each month ( June, July, & August), one of the areas biggest fireworks displays the weekend after the fourth of July to celebrate our Independence Day with Bar-B-Q, music, swimming in the pool, games, FIREWORKS and much more, Pickin in the Park twice a year, Gear Head Bash in October, and the Spooktacular Walking Trail the Saturday before Halloween.For more information e-mail at or call 573-765-3532.

If you are a golf enthusiast, Richland has a challenging nine-hole golf course with beautiful grass greens. This is one of our communities greatest assests, and is open to the public. A few years ago, our golf course was the home to Brett Alexander a State 1A-2A Champion.

Richland’s location is in the center of the Ozarks and is an ideal choice for the outdoorsman. One of Missouri’s major waterways, the Gasconade River, loops and winds for almost thirty miles through the area. A second major waterway, the Big Piney River, runs south to north, and has been identified as one of the most scenic rivers to float in America. The Roubidoux Creek, also just minutes away, is a fisherman’s paradise for Rainbow Trout. Lake of the Ozarks, about thirty minutes north, provides area residents with fine fishing as well as host of other water sports and amusements for young and young at heart alike. Bennet Springs is thirty minutes south, a state park and trout hatchery, also has fine fishing.

If you enjoy hunting, our hills and hollows are full of wildlife including deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbits, dove, quail, raccoon, fox, and coyote.


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