City of Independence Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Independence Parks and Recreation Department is in the people business. We want to be your number one stop for family fun and recreation. The benefits are endless. -Adventure Oasis (2100 Hub Drive) Your waterpark adventure awaits. Try out the new poolside climbing wall Cactus Climb. Float down a 900-foot lazy river. Enjoy the 6,000 square-foot interactive family pool. Take a dip in the 25-yard lap pool and diving area. Ride over 7,000 feet of water slides or relax on the spacious 30,000 square-foot sun deck. Adventure Oasis is available for private, after-hours rentals and birthday parties. Group rates are available. For information, call 325-SWIM. - George Owens Nature Park (1601 South Speck Road) 85 acres of forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. -Truman Memorial Building (416 West Maple) Meeting rooms, gymnasium, catering kitchen for up to 1,200 people. Veterans Hall and the Sgt. Charles R. Long Memorial (Medal of Honor recipient) are located on the ground floor of the Truman Memorial Building. Memorabilia and video of Sgt. Long’s service are available for viewing. Computerized interactive kiosks with video interviews recorded by local veterans, displays of military memorabilia and a computer link to the national Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress are all featured. - Roger T. Sermon Community Center (Truman & Noland) Offers a wide variety of rental space available with four meeting rooms, a gymnasium, lobby area, and theatre than can accommodate groups 20-500. -Independence Athletic Complex (17800 Salisbury Rd.) The Independence Athletic Complex lies on 165 acres of rolling land and features: eight soccer fields, three lighted softball fields, two lighted baseball fields, six practice football areas, two restrooms/concession buildings, one shelter for 100 people, a playground, an amphitheater for 100 people, over 1.5 miles of trails, and ample parking. -Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.) Adjacent to the Independence Bass Pro Shops. Features a waterfall, 18-acre lake, 1/4-mile loop trial, a playground, a restroom, a fishing pier, a picnic grove in scenic natural habitat, a shelter and parking.