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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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 5am- 8pm

Friday 5am- 7pm

Saturday 10am- 4pm

Sunday Closed

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 


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 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...
  • SWIMMING REGISTATION- We are currently accepting registration for Group Swim Lessons at the Independence Aquatic Center (Please note: Sessions fill fast- Infant/ Toddler & Pre-School Sessions are now FULL and a waiting list has been started). You may also purchase your season pool pass at the Falcon Civic Center as well book the party shelter at the pool for your summer birthday party!! Contact Angie @ 319-334-6711 to book your rental. The list of lifeguards willing to teach private swim lessons will be available to the public on May 28th at the Aquatic Center or the Falcon Civic Center. Independence Swim Team Information Packets are available for you to pick up at the Falcon Civic Center or contact the Swim Team Manager, Cheryl Sill  at sillfam6@gmail.comWe have a wonderful staff of 26 guards this summer, not to mention all of our support staff at the Aquatic Center. We are looking forward to a fun and great summer!! ☀️💦
  • River'sEDGE Team practices and tournament play is already well underway!! Schedules have been given to players and coaches and are also available at River'sEDGE. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the baseball and softball teams the best of luck this season. Let's Go River'sEDGE!!!!   
  • DOG BEHAVIOR TRAINING w/ ROBIN MACFARLANE- ONLY 2 SPOTS STILL OPEN!! Indee Bark Park on Saturday, May 14th from 1-2:30pm  and the cost is $30 per dog. In this class you will practice skills that disguised as tricks, teach your dog to behave better!! Call 319-334-6711 for details
  • 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 cards (minimal processing fee charged) 
  • IPRD SUMMER BALL LEAGUES-  IF your child would like to play IPRD Summer Ball (T-Ball, Coach-Pitch, Minors or Majors)... the LAST DAY we will accept registrations is tomorrow (Thursday, 5/12) at the Falcon Civic Center. We are open 5am- 8pm. There is a $5 late fee per child for late registrations.  RE/IHS/WaMaC 7th Grade Softball- IF you have a current 7th grade girl interested in this travel softball team, you MUST register at the Falcon Civic Center by this Friday, 5/13. We will NOT accept registrations for 7th grade softball after this Friday. Questions? Please call 319-334-6711. 
  • 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.  
  • 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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