June 21st officially marked the first day of summer, and we want to kick off the week by sharing all the fun-filled happenings at Independence Grove. It’s that time of year for picnics in the park, lazy boat rides on the lake, and soft serve ice cream.

Independence Grove is open to the public and plays hosts to tons of fun activities: swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and so much more. The park is centered around a 115-acre lake, making the preserve a favorite summer hangout spot for all outdoor recreation and nature education.

Consider Independence Grove’s many amenities and activities for visitors to enjoy:


  • Picnic Tables
  • Fireplace
  • Flush Toilets
  • Playground
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Fishing Pier
  • Public Parking
  • Trails


  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Exhibits
  • Dog Park
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking

But that’s not all….