Parks and Recreation

White Oak Community Garden 2020kale

Please check back periodically for information for renting next year.

For more information on renting a bed at the White Oak Community Garden in Independence, contact Suzanne Meyer at or Mary Ripley at

White Oak Community Garden (136 N. White Oak) Sign-Ups

No more garden beds are currently available. Please check back later in the year for information about renting in 2020.


Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.  Please check the KCCG website at for future events.  You may also call them at 816-931-3877.

varietyGrowing Great Garlic and Onions
Location:  Kansas City Community Gardens
When: Friday, October 18th @ 12 PM

Garlic and onions are the foundation of many recipes. They are some of the best crops to grow to donate because they store well.  Join us to learn more and increase your harvest.

If you have questions about the above event, please contact Kansas City Community Gardens at (816) 931-3877    


National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)

variety horizontalFind additional resources for community, home gardening, and resources for children on the NRPA website.

Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City

For horticultural information and training using information that is specific to the local climate, soils, and plants, check out Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.

Community Gardens Located in Independence


Independence has three gardens open to the public where you can rent garden beds. These include: 

  • White Oak Community Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact Suzanne Meyer:  816-325-7320 or Mary Ripley: 816-325-7191
    • 136 N. White Oak (West of Community Service League building)
  • Habitat for Humanity Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact  816-461-6551
    • 505 N. Dodgion
  • Hy-Vee Community Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact Teequa Knapp: 816-478-7090
    • 4545 S Noland Road


eggplantThere are also several gardens that are available for residents. These include:  

  • The Groves
    • Open to residents at the Groves
    • 1515 W White Oak
  • Mount Washington Apartments
    • Open to residents at Mount Washington
    • 570 S Evanston Ave
  • Hawthorne Community Garden
    • Open to residents of Hawthorne neighborhood
    • 16995 Dover Lane
  • Fairmount Plaza Garden
    • Open to residents of Fairmount Plaza
    • 615 N. Huttig Avenue
  • St. Paul Community Gardens
    •  3601 S. Sterling Ave.
    • Questions: Sara Scheil (816) 356-6986


The White Oak Community Garden was opened in 2014, using land owned by the city. The garden is open to all Independence residents who wish to garden.