1601 S. Speck Rd.
(North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection)
George Owens Nature Park has given families the opportunity to reconnect with their natural environment since 1977. The park is open year round and provides 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. Explore the DeWitt Center and experience rotating exhibits, a pond display and 4 large aquariums.
The current traveling exhibit shows Independence through the rock record - fossils, photographs and art will guide you along a comprehensive path of discovery.
The possibilities for adventure are endless.
October 22,Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
October 23, Saturday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
October 29, Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
October 30, Saturday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
An outdoor family friendly Halloween celebration where storybook, fairytale and popular characters come to life!
If you are in line by 9pm each night, you will be able to enter the Enchanted Forest.
$3 per person / stroller friendly event / all activities take place outdoors
No alcohol - No smoking - No pets - No weapons
Call 816.325.7115 for more information. This program is offered in partnership with the Powerhouse Theater Foundation and the City of Independence.
Wednesday, December 8
5:00 - 7:30pm
Celebrate the change of seasons with this annual family favorite. Paved torch lit trail, Ice sculpture, live raptors, bonfire, hot chocolate and the unveiling of all the wooden gingerbread cut outs decorated by Independence families, groups and businesses along the trail. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.
If you have a love for the outdoors and want to help George Owens Nature Park, please consider volunteering your time at the nature park. Contact us at (816) 325-7115 to learn more.
Individuals and family volunteers will learn about our natural world by assisting park staff. We have volunteer opportunities that will fit your interest - gardening, maintaining bird feeders, assisting with nature programs, etc.