Parks and Recreation

White Oak Community Garden 2022


All the garden beds have been rented for the 2022 season.  

For more information on renting a bed at the White Oak Community Garden in Independence, contact Chase Carper at

White Oak Community Garden (136 N. White Oak) Bed Rentals

Renters are responsible for maintaining their beds for the entire season from April 1 - October 31.


National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)

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Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City

For horticultural information and training using information that is specific to the local climate, soils, and plants, check out Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.

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Community Gardens Located in Independence


Independence has three gardens open to the public where you can rent garden beds. These include: 

  • White Oak Community Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact Chase Carper at
    • 136 N. White Oak (West of Community Service League building)
  • Habitat for Humanity Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact  816-461-6551
    • 505 N. Dodgion
  • Hy-Vee Community Garden
    • Open to the community
    • Contact Teequa Knapp: 816-478-7090
    • 4545 S Noland Road


eggplantThere are also several gardens that are available for residents. These include:  

  • The Groves
    • Open to residents at the Groves
    • 1515 W White Oak
  • Mount Washington Apartments
    • Open to residents at Mount Washington
    • 570 S Evanston Ave
  • Hawthorne Community Garden
    • Open to residents of Hawthorne neighborhood
    • 16995 Dover Lane
  • Fairmount Plaza Garden
    • Open to residents of Fairmount Plaza
    • 615 N. Huttig Avenue
  • St. Paul Community Gardens
    •  3601 S. Sterling Ave.
    • Questions: Sara Scheil (816) 356-6986


The White Oak Community Garden was opened in 2014, using land owned by the city. The garden is open to all Independence residents who wish to garden.