Adult Programs

The Recreation Department is proud to host a variety of adult athletic programs throughout the year. For further information on our Aerobic and Fitness programs (including our INDY FIT pass), click the links on the column to your left.

Tennis Lessons

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
6 classes - June 19th - July 31st (no class on July 3rd)
Residents Only $75
Outdoor Lighted Tennis Courts
Beginner or just brushing up on your skills, this class may be just what you are looking for. Class size is limited to 12, so don't wait to register!

Runners & Walkers Club

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 9:15am
7 week program - June 10th through July 26th

Organized walking and running program for Independence residents, City of Independence employees, high school sports programs, free and open to all ages 10 and up! Includes warm up, movement, either walking or running, core work, and cool down.

Heart and Soul Meditation - Sowing the Seeds

Choose one (1) of the following dates:
Tuesday, May 21st
Tuesday, June 4th
Tuesday June 25th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Residents and Residents' Guests: $15
Payment due night of class, cash or check payable to the Instructor
Pre-registration required - call (216) 524-3262
Civic Center Willow Room

The Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation Method or SEED is a simple mindfulness meditation method, one that is easy to learn and practice. When done daily, this method will benefit you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Cyndi Moffitt, certified instructor with "Heart and Soul Meditation" will teach this one and a half hour class. Class will include: what is meditation, top misconceptions, benefits of meditation and mindfulness, The Stress Response, 3 ingredients to any meditation, and the 5 essentials of meditation. Instruction will be followed by a guided meditation. Questions? Contact Cyndi Moffitt at (216) 401-4714 or

Heart and Soul Meditation - Guided Meditation

Tuesday May 14th and/or Tuesday, June 11th
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Residents and Residents' Guests: $10 per class
Payment due night of class, cash or check payable to the Instructor
Pre-registration required - call (216) 524-3262
Civic Center Willow Room

Each class will be unique. There is no experience necessary to attend. The guided meditation types may be one of several of the following - Breath Awareness / Practice Breath Techniques, Body Awareness, Loving Kindness, Gratitude, Mantra Meditation, Self-Inquiry, Mindfulness. Questions? Contact Cyndi Moffitt at (216) 401-4714 or

Weekly Open Volleyball

Mondays - Women's

Thursdays - Co-Ed
Civic Center Gym
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Residents: Free, Resident's Guests $5
For Adults Ages 16 & Older. No Registration Required.


Residents: Free with Pass or $3 without a pass
Non-Residents: $5 per Session or Punch Card 10 sessions for $40
Spring / Summer 2019 - Sessions move to Outdoor Pickleball Courts starting May 1st.
Latest updates can be found on For more information, contact Claudia Fontana at 216-769-5733

Pickleball Scheduled Play Sessions***:

Sundays: 10am - 12pm / Civic Center / Advanced (skill 3.5 - 5.0)
Mondays: 6pm - 9pm / Fieldhouse / Beginner/Intermediate (skill 1.0 - 3.0)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9am - 11am / Fieldhouse / Beginner/Intermediate (skill 1.0 - 3.0)
Wednesdays: 7pm - 9pm / Fieldhouse / Advanced (skill 3.5 - 5.0)

***Schedules and playing space are subject to change at Recreational management's discretion.
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Learn the basic skills of Pickleball on Monday and Wednesday sessions including: rules, scoring, basic strokes, serve and reception. Please wear comfortable clothes and appropriate indoor court shoes. Basic Equipment available or bring your own.

Civic Center Pickleball Rules**
Civic Center Non-Resident Pickleball Policies**

Dog Obedience Class

7 One Hour Classes - Starts Tuesday, May 14th through June 25th
Fee: $95 // Pre-Registration Required
Obedience training is another way of showing you care for your dog.  Training helps you, your friends and neighbors enjoy your dog even more.  Grace Cohara has been training dogs for fifty years, her dogs have earned over 50 obedience titles as of now, as she continues to show in competition. Would you like an obedient dog? The first class will be held at Elmwood Recreation Center.  Call Grace Cohara for more information and pre-registration, (216) 524-1267.  Dog ownership should be fun!