River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness 2017

Facility Description

River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness, located at 206 2nd Avenue SW, Independence, is a 19,000 sq ft multi-purpose facility owned by the City of Independence and operated by the Independence Parks & Recreation Department. 


Gift Certificates (Any Amount) AVAILABLE!!! Purchase at the River'sEDGE front counter. Watch for SPECIAL OFFERS on Facebook!!!


Reservations: Please Call 319-332-1525

(Hours will vary slightly from month to month)
Monday- Friday     3:30pm- 9:00pm
Saturday                 10:00am- 5:00pm
Sunday                  12:00pm- 6:00pm
Admission: Everyone pays $1.00 admission
Please Note: This facility will be closed from July 16th- Labor Day. Classes will continue to meet during this time. 

Pitching Machine Choices

Available Options
  • Cage 1: ATEC (top load, auto pitch, baseball only)
  • Cage 2: Iron Mike (top load, auto pitch, softball or baseball)
  • Cage 3: 3-wheeled Hack Attack Softball & 3-wheeled Hack Attack Baseball (manual feed)
  • Cage 4: Bulldog & Jugs (manual feed, baseball & softball)
  • Cage 5: Backyard Bullpen- a teaching tool for pitchers
  • Additional Options: Bulldog single wheel baseball or softball, Jugs single wheel baseball or Jugs single wheel softball (manual feed), 10" high school reguslation pitching mound (cages 4 & 5 ), softball pitching mats, 2 Jugs soft toss machines baseball/softball, ATEC soft toss machine baseball/ softball (auto), dodge balls 

Facility Amenities

This facility is a wonderful addition to this community and the surrounding.

Rental Fees

Amenities Time Fees
Batting Cage (No machine) 1/2 Hour $3.00 (balls & protective equipment included)
Batting Cage (No machine) 1 Hour $4.00 (balls & protective equipment included)
Batting Cage with a machine 1/2 Hour $5.00 (includes above & machine)
Batting Cage with a machine 1 Hour $7.00 (includes above & machine)
Shuffleboard Court 1 Hour $1.00 (includes equipment)
Bags Court 1 Hour $1.00 (includes equipment)
Hunting Simulator 1/2 Hour $4.00 (includes equipment)
Hunting Simulator 1 Hour $7.00 (includes equipment)
Golf Cages (must bring own clubs) 1/2 Hour $2.00 (includes 4 doz. practice balls)
Golf Cages (must bring own clubs) 1 Hour $3.00 (includes 4 doz. practice balls)
Golf Simulator (must bring own clubs) Per Hour $8.00 (plus $5.00 per additional person)

Room Rentals                                                          Call 319-332-1525 to Reserve

The River'sEDGE Multi-Purpose Room-
Large 3,300 sq ft room with restrooms, own handicap accessible entrance, television, DVD, and alcohol sales available to rent for small wedding receptions, family and class re-unions, graduations, large meetings, etc...located on the south end of River'sEDGE. Max capacity is 200 people w/ tables and chairs/ 300 people for assembly. Price is $200 to rent per day. If you would like to set-up the day prior to your event, you will be charged an additional $50. Renters are responsible for all set-up, tear-down and clean-up. Call River'sEDGE to book your next party!!
The River'sEDGE Dugout Room-
Smaller 750 sq ft room available to rent for birthday parties, bachelor parties, small meeting, etc.. is located in the SE corner of River'sEDGE. Max capacity is 40 people w/ tables and chairs & 70 people for assembly. Rental Rates: $30 for 3 hours + $1.00 admission (one time fee charged per person who participates in any of the additional party options with fees (batting cages, shuffleboard, bags, golf, etc...) Great place to hold your child's next birthday party!! Renters are responsible for all set-up, tear down, & clean-up.

Classes, Camps, and Events held at the River'sEDGE

Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo

Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (year round) & Fridays (during Tournament Season) from 4:45-6pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. Our Instructor, Tim Main, is a black belt in TaeKwonDo and has been teaching TKD for 38 years in the Independence area. The 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 fee is due on the 5th of each month and you may register at River'sEDGE.


ROC FIT is in Independence and offering their kickboxing class Mondays- Thursdays @ 4:30am & 7:30pm. It's an awesome class and Tiffany Mangrich Thoma (319-404-5453) does a wonderful job coaching us! If it is new to you, we will teach you and get you feeling great! Always encouraging people! Class meets at River'sEDGE. Cost is $150 for 6 weeks of classes. (FREE Trial Classes offered prior to the beginning of each new session!) Payment accepted with the Instructor or at the Falcon Civic Center. Check out their website at http://roctrainingcenter.com/

Just for Kix- Dance Classes

Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings at River'sEDGE. The Instructor is Liz Opitz. To join the Independence Just for Kix email independence_ia@justforkix or call Liz Opitz @ 712-223-0388. Learn more about Just for Kix by visiting: JustForKix.com/danceclasses

Friday Night Bags Tournaments

2 Person Bags Tournaments will be held at River'sEDGE through the fall and winter months. Registration will be at 5:30pm on the day of the tournament. Tournament play begins at 6pm for this Double Elimination tournament with 0-2 Single Elimination Bracket. Teams are bracketed upon registration; cash pay back will be awarded. Teams will officiate their own games and Have FUN!! Dates: January 27th (Independence K-9 Unit Tournament), February 10th, February 24th (River'sEDGE Travel Teams Tournament Fundraiser), March 10th & March 24th (Final Large Cash Pay-Out Tournament). Details available by calling 319-332-1525 or liking our Facebook Page.

Youth Dodgeball

Games will be played every meeting for FUN. Teams will continually change throughout the program. This is NOT an instructional program, it is an opportunity to play dodge ball. This program is open to boys and girls in 3rd- 5th grade. Participants will meet on Tuesdays @ 4:15-4:45pm from February 7th- 28th at River'sEDGE. The cost is $12 per child and there is a max limit of 20 participants. Register prior to 2/7 at River'sEDGE.

Unlimited Golf Simulator Membership

Membership for Unlimited Golf Simulator Use offered through April 2017 at River'sEDGE for only $65. All tee times must be reserved ahead of time by calling 319-332-1525. Max reservation is 2 hours daily under the membership. River'sEDGE Hours: Monday- Friday 3:30-9pm, Saturday 10am- 5pm, Sunday 12-6pm. All payers must supply their own equipment/ A variety of beverages including alcohol is available, as well as other snack items/ River'sEDGE is located at 206 2nd Ave SW, Independence. If you have questions, please contact Jared Zebuhr @ 319-332-1525. Like Us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/riversedgesportfitness/

River'sEDGE Girls Softball Pitching Clinic

Offered to: Girls currently in 4th- 7th grade/ When: Tuesday, February 28th from 6-7:30pm @ River'sEDGE/ Cost: $15.00 per girl (We are only accepting the first 12 girls (Independence & St. John only) registered at River'sEDGE/ Payment is due in full at the time of registration/ Instructor: Heather Hupke, Independence Mustang Girls Head Softball Coach/ Call 319-332-1525 with questions

River'sEDGE Girls Softball Hitting Clinic

Offered to: Girls currently in 4th- 7th grade/ When: Tuesday, February 21st from 6-7:30pm @ River'sEDGE/ Cost: $15 per girl (Only accepting the first 14 girls (Independence & St. John Only) registered at River'sEDGE/ Payment due in full at the time of registration/ Instructor: Heather Hupke, Independence Mustang Girls Head Softball Coach/ Call 319-332-1525 with questions

River'sEDGE & Travis Walker (Independence Mustangs Baseball Coach) offering Baseball Clinics

Information to Come!!! 

Baseball Workouts for 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Boys on Monday Nights

Cost: $3.00 per time/ Just show up!!/ Meet every Monday night mid February through mid April
Times: 7th Grade: 5-6pm, 5th grade: 6-7pm, 6th Grade 7-8pm Instructors: Volunteer Coaches for each age group Participants will learn proper technique and perform drills which breakdown the swing. Drills will focus on various aspects of the swing including: hand movement, point of contact, lower body movement, and hitting to the opposite field. 

A variety of classes, training days, bat demo day, and clinics are offered throughout the year, we will post information as a news flash or spotlight event.