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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.
Participants playing chess

Pickup Chess (weekly)

Thursday, May 30, 2024
2:30pm
George Owens DeWitt Hall
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Entertainment, Family Activity
An image of the title of City Theatre of Independence play "Little Shop of Horrors" with a pink background and an image of the plant Audrey II.

City Theatre of Independence presents "Little Shop of Horrors" - May 31

Friday, May 31, 2024
7:30pm
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
City-Wide, Entertainment
An image of the title of City Theatre of Independence play "Little Shop of Horrors" with a pink background and an image of the plant Audrey II.

City Theatre of Independence presents "Little Shop of Horrors" - June 1

Saturday, June 1, 2024
7:30pm
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
City-Wide, Entertainment

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051