Independence Parks & Recreation Department

Well... H E L L O Summer!!!!

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Mission Statement


The Independence Parks and Recreation Department is a team of professionals committed to facilitating the growth and development of recreational opportunities, as well as managing the care and upkeep of park land in the Independence area. Through continued efforts, we will promote and improve our present activities and facilities to enrich the quality of life and pride in our community.
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GET INVOLVED OPPORTUNITIES!!!

Are you looking for a way to get involved with your community??? The Independence Parks & Recreation Department provides countless opportunities...

- Sponsor a banner with your business logo on the outfield fences at the Complex
- Volunteer to be a Youth Flag Football Coach
- Become a youth flag football official
- Volunteer for one of our many Community Betterment Programs including:
  ** Adopt-A-Flowerbed, Community Re-Leaf, Perennial Divide, Community Greenhouse,           ** Community Orchard 

Call your Independence Parks & Recreation Department TODAY at 319-334-6711 for all the details!!


tryouts

River’sEDGE Travel Baseball- 2018 Try-Out Teams…
WHO: 10U (Age as of May 1st, 2018)
WHAT: 2018 USSSA Tournament Team
WHERE: Independence Baseball Complex
WHEN: THIS Thursday, August 10th from 5:30- 8:00pm
COST: $10 (deducted from the fee if your son makes the team)

River’sEDGE Baseball will be adding a 10U Travel Team in the 2018 Season. We are conducting an open try-out to all kids in the Independence/ St. Johns School District. We will be filling 11 roster spots. This team will compete in tournaments throughout the months of April, May, June and July 2018. We are looking at 6-8 tournaments in this age division. Kids will be able to play majors as this is weekend tournament team and will not interfere with that schedule. We will begin practices in the Winter 2018. The cost will likely be $225.00 which covers; tournament entries, uniform (including hat & jerseys), and River’sEDGE facility rent. Admit and pants will be extra costs. Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 10th at 5:30pm at the Independence Baseball Complex. ~ Bob Beatty 319-215-5832 ~

River’sEDGE Travel Baseball- 2018 Try-Out Teams…
WHO: 11U & 12u (Age as of May 1st, 2018 or 5th or 6th grade)
WHAT: 2018 USSSA Tournament Team(s)
WHERE: Independence Baseball Complex
WHEN: THIS Friday, August 11th from 5:30- 8:00pm
COST: $10 (deducted from the fee if your son makes the team)

River’sEDGE Baseball will be looking at forming 11U & 12U travel teams in the 2018 Season. We are conducting an open try-out to all kids in the Independence/ St. Johns School District. We will be filling 11 roster spots on each team. These teams will compete in tournaments throughout the months of April, May, June and July 2018. We are looking at 6-8 tournaments in this age division. Kids will be able to play majors as this is weekend tournament team and will not interfere with that schedule. We will begin practices in the Winter 2018. The cost will likely be $225.00 which covers; tournament entries, uniform (including hat & jerseys), and River’sEDGE facility rent. Admit and pants will be extra costs. Look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 11th at 5:30pm at the Independence Baseball Complex. Based on numbers, coaches, and talent we could be filling multiple teams. We will have an additional try-out date TBS in case this date does not work for you. ~ Bob Beatty 319-215-5832 ~

Coed Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Season to begin soon!!!

We have 7 teams registered for Coed Adult Slow-Pitch Softball this season!! Thanks to those teams who have registered. Games will begin on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30pm at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex. The concessions stand will be open and adult beverages are on sale!!

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River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness will CLOSE from July 16th- Labor Day. All Classes and rentals will still be held during this shut down.

Hello Summer @ Parks & Rec...


  • For day to day updates on what is going on, coming up, being offered, etc... please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/indeeparksandrec
  • We are currently accepting registrations for all of our upcoming youth flag football leagues for 1st- 6th graders. 1st & 2nd Grade Flag Football: Open to current 1st & 2nd Graders 2017-18 school year/ All 1st & 2nd grade players will be placed on teams and assigned volunteer coaches (If you would like to become a volunteer coach, please contact Bob or Angie at 319-334-6711)/ League includes 5 games + team practices through the season as well as a team shirt/ Games will be played on Thursday evenings (9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19) beginning at 5:30pm at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex/ Practices will be arranged by the volunteer coaches/ Cost: $25 per child, register at the Falcon Civic Center by September 1st. 3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football: Open to current 3rd & 4th graders 2017-18 school year/ All players will be placed on teams and assigned volunteer coaches (If you would like to become a volunteer coach, please contact Bob or Angie @ 319-334-6711/ League includes 6 Saturdays of games (9/16- 10/21) typically played in the mornings at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex as well as practices arranged by the volunteer coaches and a team shirt/ Cost: $37 per child, register at the Falcon Civic Center by September 1st. 5th & 6th Grade Flag Football: Open to current 5th & 6th graders 2017-18 school year/ All players will be placed on teams and assigned volunteer coaches (If you would like to become a volunteer coach, please contact Bob or Angie @ 319-334-6711/ League includes 6 Saturdays of games (9/16- 10/21) typically played in the mornings at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex as well as practices arranged by the volunteer coaches and a team shirt/ Cost: $37 per child, register at the Falcon Civic Center by September 1st.
  • NFL PuntPass&Kick... Information still to come....
  • ROCFIT Kickboxing: Another 6 week Session began on Monday, August 7th!!! Classes are held Monday- Thursday at 4:30am at River'sEDGE for 6 weeks total. ROCFIT is a program designed to train an individual of any age, male or female, regardless of athletic ability transforming them into a high level athlete. Tiffany Thoma is our coach and can be reached at 319-404-5453 to answer any questions, you may have.
  • AEROBICS: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:45-6:30am at the Falcon Civic Center/ Instructor: Janet Buls/ Runs continually with daily drop-in on $3.00 or monthly $16.00/ Register at the Falcon Civic Center  
  • We are currently accepting teams for our 10U, 12U & 14U Girls Fall Softball League. If you have a team, please contact Bob at 319-334-6711.
  • The Independence Aquatic Center is OPEN and will remain open through August 20th!!! If you haven't visited us yet, we would love to see you!!!! Our Normal Hours are Monday- Friday 12-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm
  • The Independence RV Campground is Open, call Bill @ 319-440-0472 to reserve your spot!!
  • Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo is offered monthly at River'sEDGE. Classes meet on Mondays & Thursdays thru Labor Day from 4:45-6:00pm. Our Instructor is Black Belt Tim Main. Cost is $30 per month for 1 child, $50 per month for 2 children and $70 per month for 3 children from the same family. The monthly fee is due by the 5th day of each month or a $4.00 fee will be charged per participant per time until the monthly fee has been settled. Classes will continue through River'sEDGE shut down July 16th- Labor Day.