Welcome to Ava, Missouri
"Treasure of the Ozarks"
Nestled here in the middle of Ozark Mountains, Ava is truly a treasure with forest, fields, and streams, friendly and kind-hearted residents, fascinating historical and cultural heritage, and diverse educational opportunities. For that reason, we have formally adopted the motto: Ava ~ Treasure of the Ozarks.
Ava offers a small town atmosphere, down home celebrations and festivals, and a Triple-A school system. Ava is fortunate to be home of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, which holds two annual festivals drawing thousands to our community. We are also partially surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest, where we have a fall festival each year celebrating the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.
Our business community is diverse, with many locally owned and operated businesses, as well as big name retailers. We are also fortunate to have Copeland Corporation as a major employer in our area. Ava welcomes new businesses and will work with potential business operators and entrepreneurs. Ava also has many recreational opportunities. Our city park is home to the Ava Water Park, which offers residents summer fun, as well as certified swim lessons and competitive swim team programs. The park has a beautiful walking trail, tennis courts, and pavilions for picnics. Ava prides itself in having dozens of community-based organizations from which to choose and be an active participant.
Ava's biggest treasure is its quality of life! It offers a place to live, work, play, and raise a family in a small town atmosphere, with people who really care.
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