Parma Woods Shooting Range

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Road Closure, July 7th – September 27th

Route FF (Mill Street) between Parkville and Parma Woods Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will be closed for repairs July through September. Click here for a map.

  1. (Alternate route) From downtown Parkville, follow MO 9 north for 1 mile to the intersection of MO 9 and MO 45 (MO 45 a.k.a. Tom Watson Pkwy or NW 64th St.)
  2. Turn left on MO 45 and continue for approximately 2.5 miles to the round-a-bout at Route K and MO 45.
  3. Exit the round-a-bout at the Union Chapel Rd. sign. You will immediately come to another round-a-bout.
  4. Exit this round-a-bout at the Union Chapel Rd. sign.
  5. Continue on Union Chapel Rd. for approximately 1.5 miles to a stop sign.
  6. At the stop sign (Parkville Vikings football field) you will turn right onto NW River Rd.
  7. Continue on NW River Rd. for approximately 3 miles.
  8. The Parma Woods entrance will be on your right.


Closed on state holidays and during special events. Hours are subject to change before deer season in the fall. Call for up-to-date information (phone number is in the Address Information box to the right).

May 1 through September 30

  • Friday–Sunday — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday and Tuesday — 2 to 8 p.m.
  • CLOSED Wednesdays and Thursdays

October 1 through April 30

  • Friday–Tuesday — noon to 4:30 p.m

Training programs

Throughout the year, the education center offers a variety of free training programs and courses on firearms, shotguns, archery, youth clinics, equipment and much more. Although these courses are offered at no cost, some may require book or administration fees. Call for the list of programs and courses.

Individual use

  • Ranges available on a first-come, first-served basis, Friday through Tuesday
  • During peak usage, a one-hour time limit may be enforced

Group use

  • Facilities that can be reserved include ranges, a 100-seat classroom and a 1.2-mile interpretive nature trail. Audio/visual equipment is available.
  • Special-permit required. Fee $20 per hour. Free for hunter education programs.
  • Must be scheduled at least one month in advance

Facilities, fees, and features

Rifle/pistol range

  • $3 per booth per hour
  • Free to youth groups age 18 and under for competitive or educational shooting
  • Paper bull’s-eye targets and stands provided
  • 15-point, covered firing line for rifles with target sockets at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards
  • 10-point covered firing line for handguns with target sockets at 7, 15, 25, and 50 yards
  • 1 point for shooters with disabilities on each range
  • Shooting benches and seats for shooters
  • Spectator seating

Shotgun patterning range

  • $3 per hour
  • Patterning range is on rifle/pistol range

Archery range

  • $3 per person per hour
  • Bull’s-eye targets and archery butts provided
  • Static range with targets at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards
  • 3-D whitetail targets
Parma Woods Shooting Range Events
Womens Introduction to Handguns (Reserve by September 23)Tue, 09/23
Fall Turkey Hunting Clinic (Reserve by September 28)Sun, 09/28
Discover Nature - Family Squirrel Hunting Clinic (Reserve by October 5)Sun, 10/05
Discover Nature: Introduction to Hunting (Reserve by October 18)Sat, 10/18
Firearms Cleaning and Care (Reserve by October 21)Tue, 10/21

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