George Owens Nature Park
Providing families with outdoor opportunities since 1977.
1601 S. Speck Rd.
(North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection)
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
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.
- Five Hiking Trails (One Paved)
- Two Fishing Lakes
- Organized Group Campground
- ADA Accessible Dock
- Family Picnic Area
- Nature Center
- Rain Gardens
- Butterfly Garden
Art in the Park: 5th Annual Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show & Sale
- All Ages
- Free Event
- Call (816) 325-7115 for more information
This free event will feature original artwork by Robert E. Tindall and other area artists. Commemorative giclee prints will be offered for sale at the reception, with proceeds from the Tindall prints going to the scholarship fund. This program is offered in partnership with Independence Art Association.
||regular park hours
|1 - 4 p.m.
3rd Annual Plein Air Artist Event
- Free to the public to watch artists at work.
- Registration cost for artists.
- Information: (816) 325-7115
More details coming soon!!! May dates are still be finalized.
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.