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The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at the City of Independence brings together a wide array of programs, events, parks and facilities geared toward enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike. We own and/or operate nearly 50 public parks and facilities, including Adventure Oasis Water Park, the Independence Uptown Market, the National Frontier Trails Museum, historic sites and Cable-Dahmer Arena. Our parks land covers nearly 800 acres, including 43 athletic fields, and we offer several hundred events and programs every year.

City of Independence Parks, Recreation, & Tourism logo in dark red, light blue, and navy

Whether it’s shopping at the Independence Farmers Market, enjoying a peaceful walk on the trails at George Owens Nature Park, making new friends in a group exercise class or beyond, we strive to provide you the best possible experience and help create wonderful, new memories for you and your family. 

New Online Registration! 

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is pleased to offer online registration for many of our facilities, activities and programs throughout the year. Please click on the link to access our WebTrac online registration system. It is simple, secure and convenient.

Facility Directory


Administrative Offices 416 W Maple
Independence, MO  64050
Adventure Oasis 2100 Hub Drive 
Independence, MO  64050
(816) 325-7370
George Owens Nature Park 1601 S Speck Road
Independence, MO  64057
(816) 325-7115
National Frontier Trails Museum 416 W Maple Avenue
Independence, MO  64050
(816) 325-7575
Palmer Senior Center 218A N Pleasant Street
Independence, MO  64050
(816) 325-6200
Roger T. Sermon Community Center 201 N Dodgion Street
Independence, MO  64050
(816) 325-7370
Truman Memorial Building 416 W Maple Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7843