Independence Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities for youth and adults.
Philosophy of Programming Our youth programs for children under the age of 8 years old are focused on basic fundamentals and sport specific skill development. The sport programs we offer for youth in 3rd-4th grade begins to move towards a more competitiove level of play, emphasis remains on the fundamentals of the sport, providing equal playing time, and teaching the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Our 5th, 6th, & 7th grade programs have transitioned to competitive play. While we continue to emphasize the fundamentals and equal playing time, some programs will be tailored to exclusive travel which exposes participants to other competitive teams outside of Independence.
MANY of the programs we offer rely on Volunteers... We are extremely fortunate to have such an overwhleming number of good volunteers year after year. The programs we offer would not be successful without you & we thank you!!!
If you would like to become a volunteer coach or volunteer with the Independence Parks & Recreation Department, please call 319-334-6711.
An up to date list of programs, leagues, classes, and special events offered for youth is available in Parks & Recreation Activities Brochure link at the top of this page.
Falcon Civic Center Indoor Acitivities including: soccer, kickball, whiffleball
Basketball (3rd/ 4th Grade Boys offered)
Letter to Santa
"Just for Kids" Holiday Store
River'sEDGE Indoor Activities including: dodge ball, spring training, hitting clinics
Swimming, Swim Team & Swim Lessons
An up to date list of programs, leagues, classes, and special events offered for adults is available in the Parks & Recreation Activites Brochure link at the top of this page.