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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The Falcon Civic Center, Aquatic Center & River'sEDGE will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

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For Your Information... For the most UP-TO-DATE information regarding the Independence Parks & Recreation Department (IPRD), our facilities, buildings, programs, leagues, special events, clinics & classes we offer, please contact our Parks & Rec office directly @ 319-334-6711 or FOLLOW US on Facebook. PLEASE NOTE: Information is constantly changing from many of our original publications. The information on Google may NOT be up-to-date information. If you are going to use Google as your search engine, please make sure you actually click on our links to obtain the most up-to-date information including hours of operation and current fees. Google does not always accurately post our hours of operation or other valuable updated information. The Independence Parks & Recreation Department (IPRD) reserves the right to add, remove, modify, postpone, or cancel programs, leagues, classes, special events, and facilities operations we offer due to but not limited to weather conditions, equipment malfunction, lack of enrollment, and/or other foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Falcon Civic Center HOURS


Monday- Thursday 6am- 7pm

Friday 6am- 6pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed/ Unstaffed

Call 319-334-6711 Monday- Friday between 8am- 4pm to book room rentals at the Falcon Civic Center. 24HR Access to the Falcon Civic Center is available to yearly members only for a 1-time $25 fee~ call us @ 319-334-6711 for details or inquire at the front desk!! We are happy to help you!!

River’sEDGE Staffed HOURS 

JULY- Closed for the Summer as of July 25

Please call ahead to check staffing- 319-332-1525 

Typical Hours- Monday- Friday 3:30- 8pm

Saturday & Sunday- CLOSED/ Unstaffed

Call 319-332-1525 for information on memberships, 24HR access available for members, classes, clinics, private lessons, room rental availability, team practices & tryouts, and/or to reserve cages!!

Independence Aquatic Center HOURS

MAY 28th- AUGUST 21

Monday & Tuesday: Session 1- 12-6pm

Wednesday- Friday: Session 1- 12-6pm & Session 2- 6:30-8pm

Saturday & Sunday: Session 1- 12-6pm

Please call ahead if coming out of town, we do close occasionally due to weather,  unforeseen circumstances, and home swim meets. Thanks

Admission: Session 1- $4 per swimmer & $2 non-swimmer/ Session 2- $3 per swimmer & $2 non-swimmer

Season Passes 

Live within city limits- Family $115 or Single $75

Live outside of city limits- Family $140 or Single $90 

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Financial Assistance Opportunities...

It is our GOAL to ensure that EVERY child who wants to participate in the recreation programs we offer, has every OPPORTUNITY to do so. If you express a financial need and qualify under the State of Iowa Income Guidelines, you may be eligible for assistance. Please complete and submit the Financial Assistance Form (available at the Falcon Civic Center) (must be completed annually) along with a copy of your previous year's income tax return to the IPRD Director for approval. Approval takes place Monday- Friday from 8am-3:30pm and will take at least 1 business day to process. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

Independence Parks & Recreation is NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS for 2022 YOUTH FALL SOFTBALL & BASEBALL... Contact Person: Bob Beatty @ 319-215-5832 

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At a Glance...
  • SWIMMING REGISTATION- We are still accepting limited registration for Session 3 & Session 4 of School Age Group Swim Lessons at the Independence Aquatic Center. You may also purchase your season pool pass at the Aquatic Center as well book the party shelter at the pool for your summer birthday party!! Contact 319-334-7464 to book your rental. The list of lifeguards willing to teach private swim lessons is available for the public to pick up from the Aquatic Center or the Falcon Civic Center. Independence Swim Team is winding down with Silvers and State Competitions happening this month. A huge thank you to Coach Aaron & Coach Aly, Team Manager Cheryl, and all the parent volunteers for everything you have done this season and best of luck to all the swimmers still competing!!! Questions about swim team may be directed to the Swim Team Manager, Cheryl Sill  by email☀️💦
  • River'sEDGE Team practices and tournament play is winding down as they get ready to compete at the State Tournaments!! We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the baseball and softball teams the best of luck this season and at State. Let's Go River'sEDGE!!!!   
  • Falcon Civic Center 2022 Membership & Daily Admission Pricing- One Year- Family $190, Adult $145, Student & Senior (60yrs +) $115 (24Hr Access Available to yearly members for a 1-time fee of $25- call 319-334-6711 for details)// 6-Month- Family $110, Adult $90, Student & Senior $75// 3-Month- $75, Adult $60, Student & Senior $50// Daily- Adult $4, Student (12&up) $3 or (Under 12) $2, Senior $3/ Walking in the Gym $ .50// We do accept cash, check (amount only), and credit/debit cards (minimal processing fee charged) 
  • IPRD SUMMER BALL LEAGUES & 7th GRADE RE/IHS SOFTBALL has officially completed their seasons!! Thank you to all of the players, coaches, sponsors, concessions staff, umpires, field crew, Complex Supervisor, and parents for a great season!!! We greatly appreciate all of the time and hard work you put into making this season successful!! Thanks again & Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!    
  • Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo-  Like & Follow Us on Facebook @ Main's Peak Performance of Independence. NO CLASSES THROUGH THE MONTH OF JULY!!    
  • Cross Training Strength/ Cardio Combo Classes... Classes will be offered on 8 M-W-F from 5:45-6:30am at the Falcon Civic Center during the month of July (No class- July 4th, 11th, 13th, 20th or 22nd). Focus includes cardio & intervals of strength training. All levels of fitness are welcome. Instructor, Janet Buls. Cost is $24 for the month of July or $4 drop-in. Reminder: Please check with your physician before beginning this or any exercise program.  
  • We are accepting teams for our upcoming COED ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE to begin in August!! If you have a group of friends and would like to put a team together and play, please contact 319-334-6711. Cost is $100 + $100 refundable umpire deposit.
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