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Parks Shelters

Shelters located at Longview LakeBlue Springs LakeLake Jacomo and several outlying parks are available for use beginning May 1 through September 30. Reservations are accepted beginning January 2 for shelter use during the calendar year. Reservations may be made in person, online or by phone at (816) 503-4805. Payments will be accepted by check or by MasterCard, Visa or Novus/Discover at the time of reservation. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis each year. Reservations must be a minimum of 7 days in advance of the date
requested and the person making the reservation must be at least 21 years of age.

All shelter use is by reservation only. Reservations will be confirmed by permit issuance. Reservations may be canceled with 10 days notice and the return of the issued permit. There will be a $10.00 service charge on all shelter house refunds. 

Shelter Weekday Rates

  Monday-Thursday   10:00 a.m. - Sunset    $40.00

  PREMIERE SITES
   > Blue Springs A
   > Jacomo 2, 10, 11
   > Longview 3, 9, 10, 11 & 13

10:00 a.m. - Sunset $60.00
Friday 10:00 a.m. - Sunset $80.00
  PREMIERE SITES
   > Blue Springs A
   > Jacomo 2, 10, 11
   > Longview 3, 9, 10, 11 & 13
10:00 a.m. - Sunset $100.00

Shelter Weekend/Holiday Rates

  Saturday & Sundays or Holidays   10:00 a.m. - Sunset    $100.00
  PREMIERE SITES
   > Blue Springs A
   > Jacomo 2, 10, 11
   > Longview 3, 9, 10, 11 & 13
10:00 a.m. - Sunset $120.00


Fleming Park Meeting Hall

This multi-use facility is located on Woods Chapel Road and is available for year round rental. The large meeting area (capacity of 75 people) and full utility kitchen makes this hall perfect for organizational meetings and family gatherings. Please contact the Permit and Reservation Office at (816) 503-4805 for further information regarding fees and current space availability for each location. Rental fees are as follows:

1-5 Hours $175.00
Over 5 Hours $250.00
Holiday Rental (full-day rental)
(New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
$250.00

NOTE: A $150.00 refundable cleaning/damage deposit is required upon application. Facility is available for rental from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Kemper Outdoor Education Center

A wedding in the Kemper Outdoor Education CenterThe outdoor facilities at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center are available for rent for
weddings, picnics, reunions, birthday parties and pool parties. Rental facilities include a shelter house and a 15' x 30' in-ground pool with change house.

The Kemper Gardens (water gardens and butterfly gardens) are available for rent for wedding ceremonies. Contact us for more information or to schedule a rental.
Phone: (816) 503-4831
Email: mcaldwell@jacksongov.org


Fred Arbanas Golf Course Meeting Room

This 1,100 sq. ft. multi-purpose meeting room is perfect for organizing golf tournaments, business meetings, birthday or retirement parties, and much more! The airy windows offer stunning views of the Fred Arbanas Golf Course, an 18-hole Championship Course as well as the nine-hole Par 3 Executive Course. The snack bar is also conveniently located in the clubhouse for refreshments. Seating capacity is 75. The room is available for rental Monday-Thursday until 5 p.m. for $100, evenings and weekends until close for $150. Please contact the Pro Shop at (816) 761-9445 to reserve.


Fort Osage Education Center Meeting Rooms

Fort Osage Education Center offers meeting rooms for corporate, professional and social groups in a state-of-the-art facility overlooking historic Fort Osage and the Missouri River. You may enhance the experience for your participants with tours of the Education Center museum and the authentically reconstructed frontier fort. Living history interpretive staff in period attire, guided tours of the interactive exhibits, as well as educational programs can be scheduled to supplement your meeting agenda.

The Fort Osage Education Center’s award-winning design incorporates the environmental standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. Your group can explore how Fort Osage, the Missouri River and the Lewis and Clark expedition shaped our local history, while meeting in facilities that set the standard for responsible design and construction in the 21st Century. Located in Sibley, Missouri, only 10 minutes from Independence; 15 minutes
from Blue Springs.

Fort Osage Education Center Meeting Rooms Setup Style & Rates 
Contact Jackson County Parks + Rec Historic Sites Division for more information
and to reserve space. Phone (816) 503-4860 Email fortosage@jacksongov.org 


ROOM  STYLE MAX CAPACITY  HOURLY RATE MINIMUM RENTAL
Meeting Room  Theatre 30 $25  2 hours
Meeting Room   Classroom 24 $25 2 hours
Media Room   Theatre 68 $50  2 hours
Lobby  Theatre, Classroom,
or Banquet
Depends on Setup $100 Depends on Setup
Entire Facility   As Requested Depends on Setup $500  3 hours

After-Hours Surcharge: $100 

   
         
 

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