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Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is dedicated to providing a variety of leisure, wellness and educational opportunities for Independence residents and visitors through well-maintained parks, aquatic facilities, historic sites, and museums. Special events, programs and classes are available throughout the year for families, adults, seniors and children of all ages and abilities.

Families enjoying the entertainer in front of them during the event, Popsicles in the Park, with a playground in the background at Mill Creek Park.
hand on desk

Independence Square Community Improvement District Board Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Board Meeting
Participants playing chess

Pickup Chess (weekly)

Thursday, May 23, 2024
George Owens DeWitt Hall
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Entertainment, Family Activity
A young man fishing in the lake at George Owens park on a bright day

Fishing - Casting Clinic

Friday, May 24, 2024
Fairmount Community Center
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Family Activity, Outdoor

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051