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. Nine 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, two meeting rooms, a gymnasium, lobby area, and theatre. The building can accommodate small groups or large receptions for 500.
A weight room, cardio area, circuit training room and gymnasium are available to facility members. Fitness classes and other programs are also available (fees may apply). 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/Cardio Area/Circuit Training: 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, circuit training room and cardio area are available to members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16 & 17 with parental permission and all other members 18 and over.
  • 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.

Memberships

Available for persons 13 and over, memberships to the Sermon Center allow access to the weight room, circuit training room and cardio area (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 (members ages 13-17 are only allowed a guest for open gym.)

Facility Membership Rates

Independence Residents

Age 13 through 59 $60 / person
Age 60 and over $40 / person
Family (immediate only) $180 / family - limit 4

Non-resident

Age 13 through 59 $90 / person
Age 60 and over $70 / person
Family (immediate only) $240 / family - limit 4
Members allowed one guest - $1 and picture id
Members ages 13-17 are only allowed a guest for open gym.

Weight Room and Locker Rooms

The updated weight room includes a Cable Crossover, Leg Press, Chest Press, Max Rack, Dumbbells, and a variety of benches. Locker rooms include shower areas and lockers. Users must provide their own locks. Personal locks must be removed when member leaves.

The weight room is available to members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16-17 with parental permission and all other members 18 and over.

Weight Room 1  Weight Room 3

 Weight Room 2                                                            

Circuit Training Area

12 Selectorized Torque Fitness Pieces
Stretch Trainer
Ab Coaster
Vertical Knee Raise - Dip

The circuit training area is available to members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16-17 with parental permission and all other members 18 and over.

Cardio Area

6 Precor Ellipticals
1 Precor Treadmill
3 Star Trac Treadmills
2 True Treadmills

1 Schwinn Aerodyne Bike
3 Precor Recumbent Bikes
2 Precor AMT – Adaptive Motion Trainers
2 Concept Rowers

The cardio area is available to members 13-15 with parental supervision, 16-17 with parental permission and all other members 18 and over.