Loose Park is one of my favorite places in Kansas City. Living in the city is nice but it can make you yearn for wide open spaces and Loose Park is that wide open space that gives you a chance to breathe in and breathe out. Another perk to Loose Park is the beautiful rose garden that drops you right into a fairytale. The Kansas City Rose Garden began in 1931, containing 120 roses. The garden now displays 3,000 rosebushes of 130 different varieties.