Parma Woods Range and Training Center

Parma Woods can only accept cash or check. Masks are required outside your shooting booth. Outdoor restrooms and handwashing stations are available. No vending machines or water available. Please plan accordingly.

Construction/Road Closure: NW River RD/FF HWY will be closed for a bridge replacement project approximately 2 miles west of Parkville, and just east of Union Chapel RD. This closure will prevent direct access to the facility coming from Parkville. Users will still be able to access the range from Union Chapel Rd, through Thousand Oaks subdivision, or from Waldron.

About this Area

For more information call
(816) 891-9941
Total Acres

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. A hiking trail leads through the forested bluff. 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.

Shooting Range Hours:
April 1-August 31
Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10 AM-4:30 PM; Thursday 1-7:30 PM; Closed Monday-Tuesday

September 1-March 31
Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM-4:30 PM; Closed Monday-Tuesday

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Shooting Range
    • Archery,
    • Rifle or Pistol
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • 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
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Veterans Day
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Truman Day (Observed)
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Columbus Day
Labor Day
Independence Day
Truman Day
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Memorial Day
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.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Parma Woods CA
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Business Hours
April 1-Aug. 31: Thur 1PM-7:30PM, Wed & Fri-Sun 10AM-4:30PM; Sept. 1-Mar. 31: Wed.-Sun. 11AM-4:30PM
Type of Complex
Range Type
Archery Static Target
Target Distance
Disabled Access
Range Name
Parma Woods CA
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Business Hours
April 1-Aug. 31: Thur 1PM-7:30PM, Wed & Fri-Sun 10AM-4:30PM; Sept. 1-Mar. 31: Wed.-Sun. 11AM-4:30PM
Type of Complex
Range Type
Target Distance
Disabled Access
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.