Parks and Recreation

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The following facilities have been closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution for the public health.
We understand you may have questions about programs, classes, events or membership.

Please call the following numbers for information related to each facility:

Palmer Senior Center - (816) 325-6200
Truman Memorial Building - (816) 325-7843
Sermon Community Center - (816) 325-7370
George Owens Nature Park - (816) 325-7115
National Frontier Trails Museum - (816) 325-7575

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Truman Memorial Building

416 W. Maple Ave., 64050
(816) 325-7843

Built 1926 - Rededicated 2002

The historic Truman Memorial Building is a great place for all your business and special event needs. We can provide you with meeting space for less than 10 and banquet space for up to 325 people. The facility houses an Auditorium/Gymnasium with a capacity to hold over 1,000 participants. For conferences we can provide a classroom setting or a boardroom for large committee meetings. The facility is available to rent for private functions including baby showers, retirement parties, wedding receptions, and class reunions. We encourage you to visit us for a tour of the facility and to discuss how we may meet your event planning needs. The facility entrance is located on Pleasant Street, at street level, directly opposite the Palmer Center.

History | Veterans Video Project | Rental Information

Facilities Include:

  • Auditorium/Gymnasium
  • Expanded Stage Area
  • Historical Exhibit Room
  • Veterans Hall
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Small Meeting Rooms
  • Catering Kitchen


Rental Rooms Suitable for:

  • Dances/Concerts
  • Family Gatherings/Reunions
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Educational Programs
  • Group Meetings
  • Banquets
  • Athletic Events
  • Corporate Events


Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday   9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday   CLOSED
Sunday                                  CLOSED 

We are open extended hours for rentals and special events.


Facility Organizations

Independence Table Tennis Club

The Independence Table Tennis Club meets at the Truman Memorial Building. The club is open to all residents for singles or doubles play. The level of play includes novices and serious competitive players.

Session Day Time
On going Monday 2 - 4 p.m.
On going Tuesday - Friday 9 - 11:45 a.m.


Independence Duplicate Bridge Club

The Independence Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Truman Memorial Building.


Session Day Time
On going Monday 12 - 4 p.m.
On going Wednesday 12 - 4 p.m.


Independence Bridge Players Club

The Independence Bridge Players Club meets at the Truman Memorial Building.

Session Day Time
On going Tuesday 12 - 4 p.m.


Cost: The yearly club membership is $10 for Independence Residents and $25 for Non-Residents.