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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


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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

Nature Story Time

You’ll be a Nature Pal when you come to Nature Story
Time. We read, explore outside and make crafts. This
winter, we’ll listen to good stories around the fire and
play in the snow. Offered with support of the Kansas
City Public Library. Call (816) 325-7370 for more information.



Dec 13 10 - 10:45 a.m.

11 - 11:45 a.m.

11th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit Hike

Tuesday, December 9th

5 - 6:30 p.m.

All Ages / Free Event

Bring the whole family out for this great seasonal family event to celebrate the beginning of winter. Walk along a beautiful torch lit path while you sip hot chocolate. Bring your camera and have your family picture taken in a life size ice sleigh, watch artists create ice sculptures; view the night sky with telescopes, see live owls and raptors and much more! The first 150 participants will receive a free travel mug to take home.

This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.

Call 816.325.7115 for more details.



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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