Independence has been designated a Playful City USA by the national recreation organization Kaboom! The community boasts four neighborhood parks scattered throughout town and an almost mile-long recreational greenway along the Willamette River. Athletics are an important part of our community’s recreation demands, and local organizations offer a variety of opportunities for team sports and simple socializing.

Come take a look around and see why Independence is a great place to live, work and especially play.

Parks & Recreation

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Riverview Park

John Pfaff Park

Mt. Fir Park &
Inspiration Garden

Pioneer Park


Willamette River

Dog Park

Sports Park

Check out the Parks and Open Space Master Plan