Parks and Recreation

Roger T. Sermon Community Center

201 N. Dodgion Avenue, 64050
(816) 325-7370







Located on the southeast corner of Truman and Noland roads in Independence, The Roger T. Sermon Community Center offers a wide variety of social activities and health related opportunities. Twelve clubs meet on a regular basis at the facility, as well as numerous outside  organizations. There is a wide variety of rental space available in the  facility including, Four meeting rooms, a gymnasium, lobby area, and  theatre. The building can accommodate small groups or large receptions for 500. A weight room and gymnasium are also available for different classes, programs and open play. For more information on memberships, open hours, or general information, call the office at the Sermon Center, (816) 325-7370.


Facility Hours


Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. -  9 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 5  p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday     Closed
Gymnasium: Check schedule daily
Weight Room: Closes 15 minutes prior to facility


Building Rules

  • Membership is required to check out any equipment.
  • Children under 13 are not allowed in the building without adult supervision.
  • No loitering.
  • The weight room is available to members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16 & 17 with parental permission and all other members over 17.
  • No profanity.

Dress Code

  • Facility visitors are expected to dress in appropriate attire for a family community center.
  • Open gym users are not allowed to wear baggy clothing that might cause injury to themselves or others.
  • Shirt and appropriate shoes are required at all times.


Available for persons 13 and over, memberships to the Sermon Center allow access to the weight room (ages 13-15 with parental supervision) and gymnasium. Memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase. Members are allowed one guest per visit, with a guest fee and proper state or school issued picture identification. 

Facility Membership Rates

Independence Residents

Age 13 through 59 $30 / person
Age 60 and over $20 / person
Family (immediate only) $90 / family


Age 13 through 59 $55 / person
Age 60 and over $35 / person
Family (immediate only) $125 / family

Members allowed one guest - $1 and picture id


CHECK OUT our newly renovated Weight Room, Locker Room and Circuit Training Area 

Locker room renovations included updating shower areas, lockers, benches, flooring and more! The updated weight room includes brand new equipment including a Cable Crossover, Leg Press, Chest Press, Dumbbells, and so much more. Stop by anytime during regular hours of operation to see these new spaces.

Only members 16 and older are allowed to use the Weight Room. (Members age 16 and 17 with parental permission only.)  Locks are not provided. Personnel locks must be removed when member leaves.

Weight Room 1    Weight Room 3

                                    Weight Room 2


Cardio Area

Only members 16 and older are allowed to use the cardio equipment. (Members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16 and 17 with parental permission only.)


Available cardio equipment:

6 Precor Ellipticals
1 Precor Treadmill
3 Star Trac Treadmills
1 Schwinn Aerodyne Bike
3 Precor Recumbent Bikes
2 Precor AMT – Adaptive Motion Trainers