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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.
Two youth pictures with ice sculpture.

20th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit HIke

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
George Owens Nature Park
City-Wide, Entertainment, Family Activity, Holidays, Outdoor
A close view of the sign of the Roger T. Sermon center.

Toddler Town - Dec. 7

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
City-Wide, Family Activity
Youth and adults playing chess.

Chess - weekly - Dec 7

Thursday, December 7, 2023
George Owens DeWitt Hall
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Entertainment, Family Activity

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051