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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 October - December Park Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
The park will be closed Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day.
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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

Storytelling Celebration

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  • Free for all ages.  Great family event.
  • Call (816) 325-7370 for more information

Join us for our 3rd year in participating in the Kansas City Story Telling Cellebration. Two regiaonl storytellers will be visiting the nature center to fun, interactive stories for the whole family.



Nov 6 10 - 10:45 a.m.  

11 - 11:45 a.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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