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Welcome to Independence Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds everyone to observe all park rules and regulations. This allows for a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for a full list of park rules or visit Chapter 13 - PARKS AND RECREATION | Code of Ordinances | Independence, MO | Municode Library 

  • City parks, shelter houses, playing fields and parking lots shall be open for use by the public from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Fires are only allowed in barbecue grills. 
  • The erection of any structure (tents, awnings, volleyball posts/nets, etc.) is prohibited unless a special use permit is obtained.
  • Pets must be on a leash and under control. 
  • Pet owners pick up and properly dispose any and all fecal matter left by their pet. 
  • Pets are prohibited in playgrounds, pool areas, and in Community Centers. 
  • Solicitations are prohibited. 
  • Loitering in a park is prohibited.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in all park areas. 
  • Bands, DJ's, amusement type rides, games, booths, and activities are prohibited unless specifically approved through the Special Event application process.
  • Smoking of any substance is prohibited from all park areas with the exception of parking lots and other areas designated for such use. 
  • Alcohol is prohibited in all park areas. 
  • Vehicles are limited to areas that are designated for parking.