Recreation & Outdoors

  1. City Parks

    Locate various community parks located within the City of Independence including Triangle Park, Riverwalk Parks, and more.

  2. Flight Lessons

    Visit the Independence Municipal Airport to sign up for flight lessons.

  3. Independence Motor Speedway

    Located at the Buchanan County Fair Grounds, the Independence Motor Speedway has been attracting racers and their fans from all over northeastern Iowa for over 30 years.

  4. Independence Aquatic Center

    The NEW Independence Aquatic Center Amenities include 8,565 sq ft of surface area, 2 tower water slides, floatable water walk, zero depth entry with slide and water features, 1 meter diving board, 6 racing lanes, party shelter, drop slide, ADA Lift, new bath house with concessions.

  5. Parks & Recreation Activities

    Independence Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities for youth and adults.

  6. City ATV/UTV Routes

    The City of Independence has approved ATVs to be driven on certain city streets. The intent is for residents to be able to ride from their home out to the gravel roads and trails of Buchanan County. You can see a map of the routes and read more by downloading the PDFs below.