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George Owens Nature Park

Providing families with outdoor opportunities since 1977.

1601 S. Speck Rd.
(North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection)
(816) 325-7115

2015 Fall & Winter Park Hours (October - February 2016)

Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
*** The park is closed during regular hours for Enchanted Forest - Friday, Oct 16 & 23 and Saturday, Oct 17 & 24. ***


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 rustic nature center and find new seasonal exhibits. Get up close to a snake, touch antlers, or count the rings on a tree. Experience the beauty of a 150 gallon turtle enclosure or peer into a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium display. The possibilities for adventure are endless.

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Park Amenities

  • Five Hiking Trails (One Paved)
  • Two Fishing Lakes
  • Organized Group Campground
  • ADA Accessible Dock
  • Family Picnic Area
  • Nature Center
  • Rain Gardens
  • Pavilion
  • Butterfly Garden




Upcoming Events

Nature Story Time

Play outside this summer at George Owens Nature Park - make mud pies, catch frogs, bugs and butterflies. We read, explore outside and make crafts. Offered with support of the Kansas City Public Library. Call (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty, muddy or wet.



Times Each Date




Oct 10    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  

Nov 14

  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  
Dec 12    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  



Enchanted Forest

Friday, October 16 & 23 and Saturday, October 17 & 24

7:00 - 9 p.m.

Join us for the 2015 season of the Enchanted Forest...sure to be your favorite Halloween event of the season!!!


For more details call 816.325.7370 or 816.325.7115.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer And Make A Difference!

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.