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City Initiatives on the August 6th Ballot

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.
Child playing connect four.

Fun in the Park - Sycamore Hills Park (4 of 5)

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Sycamore Hills Park
City-Wide, Entertainment, Family Activity, Outdoor
Participants playing chess

Pickup Chess (weekly)

Thursday, July 25, 2024
George Owens DeWitt Hall
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Entertainment, Family Activity
dragonfly perched on plant.

Dragonfly Days (1 of 2 days)

Friday, July 26, 2024
George Owens Nature Park
City-Wide, Family Activity, Outdoor

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051