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George Owens Nature Park

1601 South Speck Road

George Owens Nature Park has given families the opportunity to reconnect with their natural environment since 1977. The park is open year round and provides 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. Explore the rustic nature center and find new seasonal exhibits. Get up close to a snake, touch antlers, or count the rings on a tree. Experience the beauty of a 150 gallon freshwater aquarium with Missouri fish or peer into a 75 gallon turtle enclosure. The possibilities for adventure are endless.


Wallace A. Grigsby

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
They have a really good hiking trail here I liked it a lot it seems to be very clear it up and very clean. Much trash I think I saw maybe two plastic bags in the trash normally see it Independence perks I didn't see here so good job on cleaning up this park it's a lot better than most perks I've seen in the city of Independence not as nice as some of the parts I've seen and Buckner Lee's Summit Grain Valley Oak Grove Odessa they all have beautiful Parts what's wrong here but this play shows that there is at least one great part and has a nice park here and the park doesn't seem to have a bunch of tents all over it and trash from all these homeless people that seem to come and go around here

Melissa Beals

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This is a beautiful little gem in Independence. My husband and I love taking our pup out to walk the trails (leashes required!) and always meet nice people. Water fountains available in warmer seasons.

Charley Clarissa

Sunday, April 1, 2018
#LetsGuide familyfriendly This is a long time favorite place. The facilities are excellent for kids. Last I was here for a winter walk and our guide was amazing with the children and helping them understand about beavers and other wildlife around the outdoor park. I love their programs.

Brad Barnhill

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Very nice little park. Camped down the hill from the center. Very clean bathrooms and facilities. Thank you for letting the Cub scouts camp here.

Maili Rafaele

Monday, April 16, 2018
Its a lovely park. Its clean and calm. Not only that there is a tornado shelter for any bad weather.

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