Community Involvement


Approximately 10 years ago, the Independence Parks & Recreation Department launched the Adopt-A-Park program to give individuals, businesses, and community groups the credit they deserve for helping keep Independence beautiful. Currently, the Parks & Recreation Department maintains 33 flowerbeds/ tanks throughout the city. Thank you to all who have worked hard in our parks system.
If you are interested in helping with the maintenance of one or more of the flower tanks throughout the city parks, please feel free to contact the Assistant Director-Park @ the Independence Parks & Recreation Department at 319-334-6711.
The Independence Parks & Recreation Department now has a community greenhouse that will serve as the base for this and many other park programs including: Branching Out, Community Orchard, and Adopt-A-Flowerbed.


The greenhouse is located just west of the Falcon Civic Center and next to the Indee Bark Park. This greenhouse allows the Parks Department the ability to enhance the park system with plantings in both spring and fall. It also gives staff the ability to increase the growing season for trees, perennials, orchard trees and bushes, and community gardens plantings. The goal is to produce plantings each year to aid in the ascetics in the city parks and produce a consistent variety of plantings from seeds, root stock, and saplings. All donations may be dropped off at the greenhouse. If you would like to volunteer, please call the Parks Staff @ 319-334-6711.