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IPRD SUMMER BALL LEAGUES… Final Game Week (June 27-30)

All IPRD SUMMER BALL TEAMS- Make-up Games & End of Season 2022 Schedule

17:30 – Field 1 – Teams 1 vs 3 18:30 – Field 1 Teams 2 vs 4


5:30 p.m. – Field 4 – Teams 1 against 5

5:30pm – Field 3 – Teams 4v1 – Resignation by Team 4 – NO PLAY

5:30pm – Field 1 – Teams 5v6

6:30 p.m. – Field 1 – teams 3 against 4

7:30pm – Field 1 – Teams 1v2

5:30pm – Field 2 – Teams 1v3

7:00 p.m. – Field 2 – teams 2 against 4

5:30 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 5 against 6

7:00 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 6 against 7

Underage Girls – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – drop off your gear at the concession stand

5:30 p.m. – Field 1 – teams 3 against 2

6:30pm – Field 2 – Teams 4v1

Girls Majors – Final Night of Games – drop off your gear at the concession stand

5:30 p.m. – Field 4 – Teams 1 against 6

7:00 p.m. – Field 4 – Teams 2 against 6

5:30 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 2 against 7

7:00 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 4 against 5

Young Minors – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – drop off your gear at the concession stand

5:30pm – Field 1 – Teams 4v1

6:30pm – Field 1 – Teams 5 vs 2

7:30 p.m. – Field 1 – teams 6 against 3

Boys Majors – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – drop off your gear at the concession stand

5:30 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 1 against 7

6:30 p.m. – Field 3 – teams 2 against 7

6:00 p.m. – Field 4 – teams 3 against 4

19:300 – Field 4 – Teams 5v6

On behalf of the Independence Parks & Recreation Department, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and coaches who put so much time and effort into coaching the playing children. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your summer!!!

RE/IHS/WaMaC 7th grade girls softball games conclude with their final home game this Wednesday, June 29 at the Independence Baseball/Softball Complex and their final game of the season on Friday, July 1 at Vinton !! Coaches for this team are Scott Kleve & Cole Trimble (employed by the Independence Community School District).

2022 Dog Tags are available at the Falcon Civic Center. Park address: 1305 5th Ave NE, Independence (next to Falcon Civic Center) All dogs must have vaccinations. Like and follow Indee Bark Park on Facebook. As a reminder, the annual permit is only $25 (with a copy of the vaccination card) or the day pass is only $3 per dog per day. Purchase at the Falcon Civic Center. A big thank you to Blue Buffalo Independence for their generous donation of $10,000 to be used toward the purchase of canine agility/play equipment to be placed at Indee Bark Park. Your support is greatly appreciated!!!

Swim registration started April 1st and there are still limited spots available!!!

Registration for Group Swim Lessons (Infant/Toddler & Preschool is FULL (Session 2: July 11-21) & School Age – Limited spots still available) Aquatic Center Season Passes AVAILABLE – In-Town Family $115 or Single $75/ Out of Town Family $140 or Single $90 (Add 1 babysitter for an additional $10), Party Shelter Rentals ($35 for a 2 1/2 hour rental + daily entry for all non-season pass holders) and the list lifeguards willing to teach private individuals are available to the public. You can pick up a copy at the Independence Aquatic Center or the Falcon Civic Center.

Independence Swim Team: Find us on Facebook: Independence Stingrays

24 HOUR ACCESS TO THE FALCON CIVIC CENTER AVAILABLE FOR ANNUAL MEMBERS… Falcon Civic Center Hours: Mon-Thurs 6am-7pm, Fri 6am-6pm, Sat – NO STAFF IN JUNE – normally 12: 00-16:00 open

Our access system is an APP-based system, so interested members will need an updated smartphone to download the app and use the system. The cost is only $25 (one-time fee with full annual membership) on top of your annual membership fee

Annual membership fees for the Falcon Civic Center:

Family $190 Adult $145 Student & Senior (60+) $115

Memberships and/or 24-hour access must be purchased at the Falcon Civic Center. Once paid and the form is complete, Bob will email you the link (from POSTMASTER, not BOB BEATTY) to download the APP.

If you are a member with 24-hour access and want to bring a friend who does not have 24-hour access, the costs are:

  • $4 per person regardless of membership status. You must be at least 16 years old to come alone, or if you are under 16 you must come with a responsible adult.

The admission drop-off box is located at the Falcon Civic Center front desk.

24 hour access at Falcon Civic Center does NOT carry over to 24 hour access at River’sEDGE or vice versa. You need to buy separately. REMEMBER YOU ARE ON CAMERA!!!!

River’sEDGE opening hours: Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:00pm / Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

24-hour access to River’sEDGE Available to MEMBERS for a one-time fee of $25!!!

YOU ARE ON CAMERA!! Call 319-332-1525 for details, leave a message and Lucas will call you back or stop by River’sEDGE during busy hours.

This fitness class will be held 8 times in July – on MWF from 5:45am to 6:30am at the Falcon Civic Center Gym. (NO CLASSES on July 4th, 11th, 13th, 20th and 22nd) Janet Buls is the teacher for this course. The focus is on cardio, flexibility, balance and intervals of strength training. All fitness levels are welcome. The instructor works with the class and moves at everyone’s pace to ensure everyone is successful. Consult your doctor before beginning this exercise program. The cost is $24 for the month of July or $4 per drop-in. Register and pay at the Falcon Civic Center.


Attention: Summer courses for Tae Kwon Do students will take place on Thursday 23rd June, Monday 27th June and TUESDAY 28th June.

NO classes in July!

Late Summer Tae Kwon Do classes are held once a week on Monday 15th August, Monday 22nd August, Monday 29th August! Start is at 16:45-18:00! Cost: $5 per class!


Thursday 1st September and Tuesday 6th September & Thursday 8th September! According to these dates, classes will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

PS! Taekwondo belt certificates are there please pick up !

Tae Kwon Do meets with Little Dragons (4-6 years) from 4:30-5pm and TKD (7 years and older) at 4:45-5pm for warm-up and lessons from 5-6pm. PLEASE NOTE: If the monthly fee has not been paid, a fee of $5 will be charged. Register and pay at River’sEDGE. For more information, contact Master Tim Main at 319-361-3190 or visit Main’s Peak Performance Of Independence, Iowa Facebook page

Little Dragons Tae Kwon Do – This class is designed to last half an hour and is better suited to a shorter attention span. Option for all children under 6, if you are 6 you can choose between Little Dragons or our regular TKD class. Little Dragons is a prep program designed specifically for preschool and early elementary school children. Taekwondo techniques such as punches, kicks, blocks and stances as well as self-defense. For the younger children, it also includes balance, concentration, flexibility and fine motor skills development. Register and pay at River’sEDGE.

Main’s Peak Performance Tae Kwon Do – regular classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 6pm at River’sEDGE. Master Tim will arrive at River’sEDGE at 4:45pm each evening to warm up. TKD offers conditioning, self-defense and everyone a great opportunity to promote self-discipline and self-esteem as well as teach participants nurturing and confidence.


Season August 10 through September 14 on Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. (can be changed if necessary to accommodate most teams) / Games at Independence Baseball / Softball Complex / Report Join as a team Manager teams are made up of males and females aged 18+ or HS 2022 graduates. Men batting a 12-inch softball and women batting a 14-inch softball and teams bat both umpires and umpires / Register by calling 319-334-6711.


Softball – Open to TEAMS in Divisions 10U, 12 & 14U with games on Sundays/ 5 weekends 10 games $400 per team/ Register in your Summer Age Division 2022/ Game dates are Aug 21, 11, 18, September 25 (October 2)/ Registration sheets available at the complex and Falcon Civic Center.

Baseball – open to teams ($00 per team) or individuals ($60 per player) 9U/10U & 11U/12U Baseball – 2nd Division played Saturdays/ 5 weekends 10 games/ Register in your age group 2023/ Game dates are August 20, 27, 10, 17, 24 September (October 1) / Registration forms available at the complex and Falcon Civic Center

The gym at Falcon Civic Center is available to rent for your child’s birthday party!! We have sports gear (including basketball, kickball, soccer, wiffleball, soccer and more) at the front desk for you to play with during your party! Parties can only be planned during our regular opening hours on Saturdays or Sundays. Birthday party rental is $100 for 2 1/2 hours at the Falcon Civic Center Gym. Call 319-334-6711 to reserve.

The River’sEDGE Large Room can be rented for meetings. The cost is $30 per hour/per day with a maximum daily rental fee of $200. If you wish to set up the day before your rental, an additional fee of $50 will apply. The tenants are responsible for the entire set-up, dismantling and cleaning. Call Lucas at 319-332-1525 to discuss options, take a tour, or book your rental.

RV CAMPGROUND – Call 319-334-6711 or 319-440-0472 to RESERVE

Youth baseball-softball tournaments to be held at the Independence Baseball/Softball Complex most weekends this summer. Contact Bob @ 319-334-6711 if you have a team and would like more information.

Branching Out is a Great Community Improvement Program ~ Volunteer Today!!

Park Shelters including Aquatic Center Party Shelter & Community Band Shell are available to the community!!

Communal gardens that are in the community garden and available for rent – ASK US ABOUT THESE!!!