Parks and Recreation
Group photo of participants in a workout class.

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at the City of Independence brings together a wide array of programs, events, parks and facilities geared toward enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike.

We own and/or operate nearly 50 public parks and facilities, including Adventure Oasis Water Park, the Independence Uptown Market and Cable-Dahmer Arena. Our parks land covers nearly 800 acres, including 43 athletic fields, and we offer several hundred events and programs every year.

Whether it’s shopping at the Independence Farmers’ Market, enjoying a peaceful walk on the trails at George Owens Nature Park, making new friends in a group exercise class or beyond, we strive to provide you the best possible experience and help create wonderful, new memories for you and your family.

New Online Registration!

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is pleased to offer online registration for many of our facilities, activities and programs throughout the year. Please click on the following link to access our WebTrac online registration system. It is simple, secure and convenient. Get started here, 

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Contact Us

Administrative Offices
Truman Memorial Building
416 West Maple Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
P: (816) 325-7843
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