Parks and Recreation

Parks and Facilities

Exercise (with) Caution

Please take extra precautions around our park equipment at this time. While our parks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee that shelters, playground equipment, picnic tables and other park assets have been fully sanitized between use. While we fully understand your need for recreational opportunities right now, please exercise (with) caution.

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You are invited to come join in the fun at any of the many parks and facilities in the City of Independence.

To reserve a park shelter or pavilion, please call (816) 325-7370.

Park Rules

Matching Grant Program

Skate Park and Water Spraygrounds

Parks Japanese Garden



New Trails and Trail Expansions:

Waterfall Park to Little Blue Trace Trail:

This multi-use trail will link parks, residential areas, hotels, shops and restaurants in the Eastland Center area to The Falls of Crackerneck Creek. The Waterfall Park Trail will join the Little Blue Trace Trail in the near future to further extend the connection north to Hartman Heritage Center, Independence Center, Independence Commons, the Jackson Drive Trail, the Little Blue Expressway Trail and the new 39th Street Trail.


The Rock Creek Trail:

The Rock Creek Trail is a 10-foot wide crushed stone surface that travel alongside Rock Creek in western Independence. It crosses the creek four times and connects Rotary
Park just south of 23rd Street to Country Club Park near Norton Ave and 30th Street. Once inside each park the trail turns to asphalt and loops around the park’s perimeter.