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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

2014 September Park Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
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Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
The Park will be closed Oct 17, 18 & 19 and Oct 24, 25 & 26 for our seasaonl program, The Enchnated Forest.
The Enchanted Forest runs Friday and Saturday - Oct 17, 18, 24 & 25.  Please see below for event details.

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 freshwater aquarium with Missouri fish or peer into a 75 gallon turtle enclosure. 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

Enchanted Forest

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  • $3 per person at the gate (under 2 years free)
  • Call (816) 325-7370 for more information

Join us for the 21st Annual Enchanted Forest.  This non-scary family event is sure to be a seasonal family favorite.  Watch as fairy tales, super heroes, a pirate ship and other scenes come to life.  This is an outdoor event.  Please dress for the weather.

Oct 17 7 - 9 p.m.  
Oct 18  
Oct 24
Oct 25  
7 - 9 p.m.
7 - 9 p.m.
7 - 9 p.m.


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.


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