Independence Parks & Rec... Here for YOU!!!!


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.

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- Friday 5am- 8pm

Saturday 8am- 4pm

Sunday 12pm- 4pm

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 a 1-time $25 fee~ call us @ 319-334-6711 for details or inquire at the front desk!!

River’sEDGE Staffed HOURS 


Monday- Friday 3:30- 8pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am- 4pm

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!!

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Financial Assistance Opportunities...

It is our GOAL to ensure that EVERY child who wants to participate in the Parks & 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.

At a Glance...
  • River'sEDGE Team Winter Workouts BEGIN in January!! Schedule Breakdown- Meet @ River'sEDGE: MONDAYS: 6:00pm- 10U Jenkins/ 10U Beatty, 7:00-8:30pm- 12U/13U Softball// TUESDAYS: 5:00pm- 12U Preuss, 6:00pm- 12U Stephenson/ 9UA Brunner// WEDNESDAYS: 5:00pm- 10U Morgan, 6:00pm- 10U Kegler/ 9U Ratchford, 7:00pm- 10U Loughren// THURSDAYS: 6:00pm- 12UAA Stull/ 11U Shannon// FRIDAYS: 13U/7th Grade Baseball
  • River'sEDGE Bags League- RE will offer a Bags League in January and we are taking teams!! If you were signed up for the league in November that did not run due to low numbers and would like to play now, call 319-332-1525 and let us know. Games will be played on Thursday Nights from January 13th- February 17th beginning at 6pm each night at River'sEDGE. The league fee is $20 per team of 2 players. Call 319-332-1525 to add your team, we look forward to having you play with us!!
  • Falcon Civic Center NEW Pricing for 2022- 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// We do accept cash, check (amount only), and credit cards (minimal processing fee charged) 
  • Indoor Soccer for 4 & 5 year olds-  Registration is CLOSED- This Program is FULL. This indoor soccer program is open to 4 & 5 year old girls and boys and includes very basic instruction of soccer through a variety of fun learning activities. This program will meet on January 13th, 20th & 27th- Thursdays from 5:15-6pm at the Falcon Civic Center Gym. Contact Angie @ 319-334-6711 if you would like to help with this program. Great Silver Cord Opportunity for High School Students.
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys Basketball- JESUP LEAGUE- Games played on Sundays in Jan-Feb in Jesup. Justin Michael is coaching this team (Thank you, Justin!!) Practices are held on Mondays & Wednesdays at the Falcon Civic Center. The coach will be in direct contact with the players on this team.
  • IPRD Youth Basketball!!!- 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball... Taught by Jason Keninger & Tom Michels. Clinics meet on the following  Mondays: February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th @ the Falcon Civic Center- 1st Graders 5:30-6:15pm & 2nd Graders 6:30-7:15pm. Kindergarten 2-Day Basketball Clinic... Taught by Andy Hauber. This 2-Day Clinic will meet on Tuesdays, February 8th & 15th at the Falcon Civic Center Gym from 5:45-6:30pm. Cost is $20 per child and each participant will receive their own basketball. Register and pay at the Falcon Civic Center. Limit of 20 participants... Hurry Space is limited.
  • LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES... Check out opportunities online at the following sites: (Iowa Parks & Recreation Association) or (Upper Iowa University) or (Cedar Rapids) or (Wartburg) or or
  • Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo-  Like & Follow Us on Facebook @ Main's Peak Performance of Independence. Little Dragons (4-6 year olds) meet 4:30-5pm & 7 yrs and older will warm-up @ 4:45pm and class will run 5-6pm @ River'sEDGE. Classes meet on Mondays & Thursdays @ the times listed above @ River'sEDGE/ Cost is $25 per child per month. Feel free to try a class or check it out~ Thank you- Master Main.   
  • Cross Training Strength/ Cardio Combo Classes... Classes are offered on M-W-F from 5:45-6:30am at the Falcon Civic Center. Focus includes cardio & intervals of strength training. All levels of fitness are welcome. Instructor, Janet Buls. Cost is $30 per month of $4 drop-in. Reminder: Please check with your physician before beginning this or any exercise program.  
  • KICKBALL, DODGEBALL, & WIFFLEBALL for Kids- The programs will be offered in February- March. Detailed information available at the Falcon Civic Center, on Facebook, or by calling 319-334-6711.
  •  ROCFIT CLASSES... Get ROC'D!! A perfect balance of kickboxing and weight training. This class will help you get lean and lose weight. 6-week session to begin with a FREE Trial Class on Wednesday, January 12th from 5-6am @ River'sEDGE. 6-weeks begins on Monday, January 17th and runs through Thursday, February 24th @ 5-6am Mondays- Thursdays at River'sEDGE. Instructor: Tiffany @ 319-404-5453. Cost: $125 for 4 days per week or $75 for 2 days per week. 
  • BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTALS @ the Civ... 2022 Prices- $100 for a 2 1/2 hour party. Rental includes use of the gym and kitchen if needed. Call 319-334-6711 between 10am- 4pm to book your party with Judy at the Falcon Civic Center. We have open space to run and have fun celebrating!! Payment is due on the day of the event. Check us out!!!
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