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 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 

AUGUST- CLOSED- Open around Labor Day

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 

As of August 1st- college and high school activities have begun which causes us to have staff shortages periodically. We will do our best to remain open during normal hours, however hours may change to make sure we have enough staff to ensure safety at the pool. Please call 319-334-7464 prior to coming to the pool to check hours we are open.

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

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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...
  • Falcon Civic Center 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)   
  • Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo (TKD)-  Like & Follow Us on Facebook @ Main's Peak Performance of Independence. Late Summer Classes will be held on the following Mondays in August- 15th, 22nd, & 29th and will be held at River'sEDGE @ 4:45-6pm. Cost is $5 per class. Classes will be held @ 4:45-6pm @ River'sEDGE on Thursday, September 1, Tuesday, September 6th & Thursday, September 8th. After September 8th classes will be held at 4:45-6pm on Mondays & Thursdays @ River'sEDGE and the cost is $30 per month.    
  • Cross Training Strength/ Cardio Classes... Classes will be offered M-W-F from 5:45-6:30am at the Falcon Civic Center Gym. Cost is $30 per month or $4 per time. Focus includes cardio & intervals of strength training. All levels of fitness are welcome. Instructor, Janet Buls. Instructor works with the class and moves at each individual's pace, so everyone is successful. Reminder: Please check with your physician before beginning this or any exercise program.  Register and pay at the Falcon Civic Center.
  • Due to lack of teams~ unfortunately, the ADULT COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE has been canceled for this season.
  • River'sEDGE  FALL SOFTBALL & BASEBALL LEAGUES- Start dates have been pushed back 1 week and will now start play on August 27th & 28th at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex. Contact Bob @ 319-215-5832
  • IPRD KINDERGARTEN- 6TH GRADE FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES- Open to boys and girls entering Kindergarten- 6th Grade (2022-23 school year). Games played on Thursday evenings at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex. (Days, Times and Location subject to change at the discretion of the Independence Parks & Recreation Department). Games are tentatively set to begin on Thursday, September 15th & will continue for approximately 5-6 weeks (depends on the # of teams we get to play and the league you registered for). Kindergarten-1st begins at 5:15pm, 2nd- 3rd Grade begins at 5:30pm & 4th- 6th grade will begin at 6:15 or 7pm. Practices are arranged by volunteer coaches. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Angie @ 319-334-6711. Cost is $35 per child for K/1st and $50 for 2nd- 6th grade. Register and pay at the Falcon Civic Center by August 28th. Paid Referee Positions... Contact Bob @ 319-334-6711.
  • AUGUST FUN NIGHTS @ THE AQUATIC CENTER- The Independence Aquatic Center will be hosting the following special nights from 6:30-8pm on Friday & Thursday and 4:30-6pm on Sunday @ the pool and we want to see you there!!! Friday, August 5th- Cardboard Boat Races- Registration @ 6:30pm & Race starts @ 7pm- Boat and Paddle must be made of cardboard and duct tape only!! Thursday, August 11th- Float Night- Bring your floats to the pool- All shapes and sizes of floats are welcome :) We will sell root beer floats in the c-stand!! Sunday, August 21st- Sundae Fun Day- Sundaes for sale in the c-stand and a night of fun games, races, and more to end the season!!
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