River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness 

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. This facility features 5 indoor batting cages with HitTrax (Baseball/ Softball Simulator will be installed, up and running on Friday, January 12th), a variety of pitching/ hitting machines, and equipment to help improves strength, speed, and agility. In addition, we have bags courts, shuffleboard, foosball, a ping pong table, walking track, hunting/ golf simulator, and golf cage. We also have 2 rooms available to rent for birthday parties, graduation parties, small wedding receptions, class reunions, etc... A selection of beverages including alcohol are for sale at this facility.


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 and reservations will continue during this time. 

Pitching Machine Choices

Available Options
  • Cage 1: HitTrax (World's only baseball/ softball simulator that provides the powerful combination of true entertainment value with statistical data that has never before been captured by an indoor facility.)
  • Cage 2:  Manual feed pitching machines
  • Cage 3: Atec (top load, auto pitch, baseball only) & 3-wheeled Hack Attack Softball (manual feed)
  • Cage 4: 70' cage with backyard bullpen- a teaching tool for pitchers
  • Cage 5: 70' cage w/ pitching mound
  • Additional Options: Radar Gun, Bulldog single wheel baseball or softball, Jugs single wheel baseball or Jugs single wheel softball (manual feed), 10" high school regulation pitching mound (cages 4 & 5 ), softball pitching mats, soft toss machines baseball/ softball (auto), dodge balls 

Facility Amenities

This facility is a wonderful addition to this community and the surrounding.
  • 1 golf cage
  • 2 golf simulators https://www.facebook.com/riversedgesportfitness/videos/1636367496582644/
  • 5 Indoor batting cages
  • Bags Courts
  • Dugout rental room (750 sq ft)
  • HitTRAX
  • Hunting Simulator
  • Multipurpose rental room (3300 sq ft)
  • Ping Pong Table & Foosball Table
  • Pitching machines, soft toss, and tees
  • Shuffleboard Court
  • Sport specific strength training equipment
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Walking track

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)
HitTrax 1/2 Hour $5.00 (includes the cage & simulator usage
HitTRAX 1 Hour $12.00 (includes the cage & simulator usage)
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) 1 Hour $10.00 (must bring own clubs)

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 typically held Monday & Thursday (year round) & Tuesdays & 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 approximately 40 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. If the monthly fee is not paid in full, there will be a $4.00 fee charged per participant per time until the monthly payment has been made. All participants need to check in at the front desk at River'sEDGE for class.


ROCFIT is in Independence and offers classes Monday- Thursday at 4:30am & 5:30am at River'sEDGE. 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. Our Instructor, 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! Cost is $150 for 6 weeks of classes. (FREE Trial Classes offered prior to the beginning of each new session!) ($ diminishes by $25 each week). Payment plans are available. Payment accepted with the Instructor or at the Falcon Civic Center. Check out their website at http://roctrainingcenter.com/

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 for 2019 still to be announced!! 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 2nd- 4th grade. Participants will meet on Tuesdays @ 4:15-4:45pm typically in February at River'sEDGE. The cost is $12 per child and there is a max limit of 20 participants. Register at River'sEDGE.

Unlimited Golf Simulator Membership

Membership for Unlimited Golf Simulator Use offered 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 River'sEDGE @ 319-332-1525. Like Us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/riversedgesportfitness/

Baseball Workouts for 10U, 11U & 12U River'sEDGE Baseball Tournament Teams Monday Nights

Cost: $1.00 per time/ Just show up!!/ Meet every Monday night January- until teams can go outdoors
Times: 11U Baseball: 5-6pm, 10U Baseball: 6-7pm, 12U & 13U Baseball: 7-8:30pm Instructors: Volunteer Coaches for each age group Participants will learn proper technique, exercise with various training equipment, 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.