Parma Woods Range and Training Center

The city of Parkville is closing Northwest River Road west of Thousand Oaks for approximately two weeks starting Aug. 13 to install a culvert. Visitors will not be able to reach the range traveling from east of Interstate 435.

The range can still be reached via Missouri 45 and turning onto Northwest River Road, west of I-435 approximately one mile.

  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)Archery Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery,
    • Rifle or Pistol
  • Trails
    • Hiking

About this Area

The Parma Woods Conservation Area is nestled in the hills along the Missouri River of southern Platte County. The area includes 200 acres of rugged bluff land.

The tract is named in honor of William F. Parma, who donated the land to Platte County Commission in 1986. In the Fall of 1994, the Platte County Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation entered into a 50-year lease agreement for the construction of a Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The Range was opened on November 7, 2001.

Most of the area outside the immediate Range area is forested. Tree species found on the ridges include black walnut, honey locust, elm, shingle oak, and hickory. The hillside tree species include chinquapin oak, walnut, basswood, white oak, northern red oak, and white ash.  Some of the valley trees are sycamore and hackberry. The major goal of the area is to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the public.

Area Hours

May 1-September 30
Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
Monday-Tuesday 2-8 PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

October 1-April 30
Friday-Tuesday 12-4:30 PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holidays
Christmas Day
12/25/2018
Closed
Veterans Day
11/11/2018
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thanksgiving Day
11/22/2018
Closed
Veterans Day (Observed)
11/12/2018
Closed
Columbus Day
10/08/2018
Closed
Labor Day
09/03/2018
Closed
Independence Day
07/04/2018
Closed
Directions
From Downtown Parkville, take Route FF (Mills Street) west 2 miles, then River Road (intersection at Parkville Vikings Football Field) west about 3 miles to the entrance, which is west of I-435.
For more information call:
(816) 891-9941
Shooting Range Info
Range Id
2985
Maintenance Days
Wednesday,Thursday
Business Hours
Oct.1-Apr.30/Friday-Tues 12 noon-4:30 May 1-Sept.30 Fri.Sat.Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Mon.Tues. 2:00pm-8;00pm
Type of Complex
Staffed
Range Type
Archery Static Target
Target Distance
10,20,30,40
Disabled Access
Yes
Range Id
2986
Maintenance Days
Wednesday,Thursday
Business Hours
Oct.1-Apr.30/Friday-Tues 12 noon-4:30 May 1-Sept.30 Fri.Sat.Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Mon.Tues. 2:00pm-8;00pm
Type of Complex
Staffed
Range Type
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance
7,15,25,50
Disabled Access
Yes
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Parma Woods Shooting Range Procedures

Here are some important rules and procedures that will help you on your next visit to the Parma Woods Shooting Range near Kansas City.