There's plenty to see and do in Independence.

Take in a game at the new Independence Events Center, home to concerts, professional hockey and Community Ice skating.  Splash the day away at Adventure Oasis Water Park. Spend a day on the links at one of our challenging golf courses. From movie theaters to outdoor fun, Independence offers your whole family a variety of exciting options just waiting to be explored.

Independence Events Center

The new Independence Events Center, home of the Missouri Mavericks CHL team and Missouri Comets MISL indoor soccer team, will host a variety of sports and entertainment events including concerts, trade shows, high school sporting events, festivals, community ceremonies and family shows. This 131,972 square foot multi-purpose facility features a 75,000 square foot arena bowl with 5,800 fixed seats, 25 luxury suites, a bar/grill and a community ice rink. A bonus feature is 2000 free paved parking spaces.

Community Ice Rink
Destined to be one of the finest ice skating facilities in the Midwest, the Independence Events Center Community Ice Rink offers a wide variety of programs including public skating, learn-to-skate classes, figure skating, hockey, special events, birthday parties and private rentals. The facility also hosts a full service concession stand, skate sharpening services and a Pro Skate Shop for all your skating equipment, gear and apparel needs.

Event Tickets
All Events may be purchased on-line, by phone and in person at the box office.

  • (800)745-3000 or (11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday), (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday) and (11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday)
  • Online @
  • Independence Events Center Box Office, located on the southeast side of the Center. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Hours are extended on event days)

Key events:

Community Ice Rink Call (816) 442-6126 for times and cost
Missouri Mavericks vs.
Allen Americans
December 21
7:05 p.m.
Missouri Mavericks vs. Tulsa Oilers Saturday, 
December 31
7:05 p.m.            

19100 E. Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 795-7577
Contact: Sarah Miskew

Missouri Mavericks

Missouri Mavericks

The Central Hockey League’s newest franchise began their inaugural season at the Independence Events Center in November, 2009.

Season tickets begin at $352. Individual game tickets are also available.

19100 E. Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055

St. Charles Chill Fans

Calling all St. Charles Chill Fans! The Missouri Mavericks invite you to join them at Independence Events Center on November 22nd and 23rd, and December 20th.

Chill fans can get $10 off rink side seats to the Mavericks/Chill games by mentioning “CHILL” when you call the Mavericks at 816-252-7825.

"CHILL" Hotel Discount
Hilton Garden Inn: $89.00
19677 E. Jackson Dr.

  Missouri Comets

The Missouri Comets, Missouri Indoor Soccer League, begin their inaugural season at the Events Center on Friday, November 12, 2010.

Season tickets for twelve home games begin at $122. Individual tickets also available.

4801 Cliff Drive, Ste 300
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 478-BALL (2255)
Contact: Brian Watley

Adventure Oasis Waterpark Adventure Oasis Waterpark

Features a lazy river, three water slides, interactive family pool, climbing wall and lap pool.

2100 Hub Drive

Hours: Noon - 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat - Sun

Adventure Oasis Waterpark

AMC Theatres AMC Theatre Complex

More than 3,200 stadium seats, new IMAX screen showcasing crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound, customized theatre geometry to create a uniquely immersive movie experience.

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

19200 E. 39th Street, Independence, 64057
(888) 262-4386

Strikerz Entertainment Center Strikerz Entertainment Center

Strikerz is your ultimate destination for fun with 20 Lanes of bowling, a full service restaurant with superb food, a full bar, an arcade and a private room for events.

18900 East Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 313-5166

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to Midnight

Minors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult after 10 p.m.

City Theatre of Independence (Community Theatre)

The Powerhouse Theater, inside the Sermon Center, is home to City Theatre, Encore Theatre and the Children’s Performing Theater. Celebrating its 30th year in 2009, City Theatre presents award-winning dramatic, romantic, and musical plays as well as original and unique ones to standing room only audiences. Encore Theatre welcomes spring with a lighthearted comedy and fall with a thrilling melodrama performed by fun loving thespians. Children’s Performing Theater, ages 5-15, visits a world imagined and creates delightfully entertaining plays such as Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web, and Tiny Tim for all to enjoy.

Handicapped Accessible: Yes


Non-musical $10 adults
$7 seniors
Musical $12 adults
$9 seniors
Dinner Theatre $25.00
Season Passes $35 adults
$30 seniors

• Matinees at 2 p.m. and evening performances at 8 p.m.
Encore Threatre $6 adults
$5 seniors
$4 children 12 and under

• Matinees at 2 p.m. and evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Children's Performing Theatre $5 adults
$4 seniors
$3 children

• Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion Ave
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7367

Cool Crest Family Fun Center Cool Crest Family Fun Center

Miniature golf, arcade games, go-carts, batting cages, and more.

10735 E. 40 Hwy., (816) 358-0088

Open: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Mon - Sat, 12:00 noon - 11 p.m. Sun

Golf Courses

Drumm Farm Golf Course Drumm Farm Golf Course

Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, this championship course is built over approximately 280 acres of preserved farmland located in the heart of Independence. Designed around meandering creeks and rolling hills, the Championship course is adjacent to a 9 hole Executive course.

Snapshot Details:
7,121 yards, par 72
1,674 yard par 30 executive course
200 seat full-service club house
Pro shop

15400 East 34th Street

Independence MO 64055
Phone: (816) 350-9900

Stone Canyon Golf Course Stone Canyon Golf Course

Open May, 2009, this 18-hole championship course is the only Greg Norman Signature Design in Missouri, with design traits that include creative bunkering and landscape accents that pay homage to some of the great courses in the world. The dramatic site has interesting rock outcroppings, rolling topography and dramatic long views towards downtown Kansas City to the west.

Snapshot Details:
7131 yards, par 72
Practice Green
Driving Range
Club house

22415 E. 39th St. S.

Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 228-3333

Winterstone Golf Course Winterstone Golf Course

The course is named after Winter-set, the limestone formation underground. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course, designed by Craig Schreiner, features rolling slopes to steep terrain, mature trees, and magnificent views. Twin lakes and creeks bring water into play on seven holes. WinterStone offers "core golf," with all the holes running contiguous to each other, unobstructed by housing developments.

Snapshot Details:
Par 72, 6752 yards
Driving Range and bent grass practice greens
175 seat open air dining pavilion with concessions
Pro shop

17101 E. Kentucky Rd.

Independence, MO 64058
Phone: (816) 257-5755


The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department

The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department welcomes you to enjoy numerous parks and amenities throughout the City.

Administrative Offices

Roger T. Sermon Community Center
201 North Dodgion Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7360

The City of Independence Parks & Recreation Department

City Park Maps

Walking Trails

Little Blue Trace Walking Trail Little Blue Trace Walking Trail

Little Blue Trace Walking Trail is accessible from Hartman Heritage Center (I-70 and Little Blue Expressway) and extends north to Blue Mills Road (just north of 24 Highway). The pedestrian and bike trails are approximately 10 miles long.

Several other parks in Independence have walking trails. For additional information, contact Parks & Recreation.

Other Regional Recreation

Jackson County Parks & Recreation Jackson County Parks & Recreation

Over 22,000 acres in land and water recreation including hiking, boating, beaches, and historical sites.

22807 Wood Chapel Rd.

Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 503-4800