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Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is dedicated to providing a variety of leisure, wellness and educational opportunities for Independence residents and visitors through well-maintained parks, aquatic facilities, historic sites, and museums. Special events, programs and classes are available throughout the year for families, adults, seniors and children of all ages and abilities.

Families enjoying the entertainer in front of them during the event, Popsicles in the Park, with a playground in the background at Mill Creek Park.
Truman Memorial Building south entrance

Tourism Commission Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Truman Memorial Building
Commission Meeting
An image of toddler town toys and playground equipment set up in the Sermon Center gymnasium on a cloudy morning.

Toddler Town - February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
City-Wide, Family Activity
A tri-colored flame with red, grey blue and navy, with a red star at the bottom sits above the word Independence. Missouri is centered below it with red stars on each end and A Great American Story below it.

Independence Events Center CID Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Board Meeting

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051