Davenport Parks and Recreation January 2011 PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Ron Summers   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:12



Look this month for the  Davenport Parks and Recreation Winter Session to begin January 9th as well as 2012 Davenport Summer Kids Passes ($50.00) that are now on sale.  Please check our website for all classes, all school out days, workshops on performing arts, sports leagues, life-long learning enrichment, Japanese, crafts, arts, tumbling, martial arts, adaptive and inclusive programs and more!  For all events go online www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks to register or call 328-PARK (7275) for more information.


  • Join us for Bald Eagle Days at the Quad City Expo Center: January 6-8th, Friday- 4pm-8pm, Saturday - 10am-8pm, Sunday - 10am-5pm. 

  • Junior Theatre Special Workshop: Friday, January 6th "Red Nose Clown" 5:30pm-8:30pm, for ages 10-18. $20.00 for the workshop.

  • WINTER CELEBRATION at CENTENNIAL PARK and The River's Edge: January 8th 2pm-4pm.  Chills and thrills are what you will find at this fun filled family event.  Put on your coats and mittens and come join us for some inside/outside winter fun.  We will have snow sports (weather permitting), hot chocolate, and activities for kids.  Outdoors at Centennial Park will be winter trucks displays, snowshoeing, disc golf baskets, eagle watching and Snowstar information.  Inside at The River's Edge will be face painting, snowflake making, photos, arts and crafts and Silver Skates (registration and fee required).
  • January 9th-WINTER SESSION CLASSES BEGIN! Please go online to see all the classes and programs offered.  Over 500 classes to choose from!  Classes range from wellness to performing arts, lifelong learning to sports leagues.  We have something for all ages and abilities! 

  • Indoor Park-for Preschoolers and Toddlers at The River's Edge.  Monday-Thursday 9am-11am.  Drop in fee of $5.00/day or $40.00 for 10 punches, $60.00 unlimited.  Must have parent with child/children at all times.  Space is available for your little one to come run around, play with jump ropes, hula hoops, parachutes, slides and more.  When you're getting stir crazy inside your house-come let your little ones have indoor recess!

  • Lifelong Learning Clinic: Children and the Internet:  January 25th, fee $10.00, 6:30pm-8pm at Kimberly Center Library.  Register online. 

  • February Reminders:
    • Wendy's CHILI GOLF OPEN-Saturday, February 4th Tee times 8am-1:30pm.  Fee $15.00 per golfer or $60.00 for a team.  Located at Credit Island.  Come play some winter golf, and warm up with delicious Wendy's Chili.  Concessions with beverages available all day.  Canned food taken for the food pantry.  

    • Daddy Daughter Dance - Sunday, February 19th, 5:30pm-8:00pm at the River Center Mississippi Ballroom.  This event fills very fast.  You must preregister-no registrations taken at door.  Please go online or call 328-PARK (7275).  Cost: $40.00 per couple, $20.00 for each additional daughter.



RIVER'S EDGE- Located at 700 W. River Drive (Across from Modern Woodmen Park)

  • Public Skating:  Visit website for current schedule for all public skate sessions - www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks  

  • Learn To Skate:  Ice skating is a fun and enjoyable recreational activity for people of all ages!  Learn how to skate through the US Figure Skating Association's "Learn To Skate" program at The River's Edge.   Classes meet for 7 weeks. Each session runs for 45 minutes. 
    • Open House, learn all about the program and meet the instructors.  Date:  Thursday, December 29th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at The River's Edge.
    • Winter Session:  January 5 - February 18, 2012
    • Early Spring Session:  February 23 - April 21, 2012
      (No class the weeks of March 11 and April 1.) 
      • Days/Times: Thursdays from 5:15pm - 6:00pm or 6:00pm - 6:45pm Saturdays from 8:00am - 8:45am or 8:45am - 9:30am
      • Fee:  $92/person (includes annual US Figure Skating Association membership)
      • Skates are provided.
  • First Shot:  Next session begins January 5th Learn to play hockey for adults! Ten - 1 hour long classes Thursdays at 9:30pm.  $170/player. 

  • Adult C/D Hockey League:  Winter session begins January 8th.  Adult league for "C" and "D" level players.  Sunday Nights at the River's Edge.  $200/player, $150 for goalies. Individual or team registrations welcome.

  • Winter Celebration- FREE!:  Date: January 8th from 2pm-4pm.  Chill's and thrills are what you will find at Centennial Park and Rivers Edge!  Admission: Free*, Events at River's Edge include: Silver Skates (*Fee and Preregistration required), Face Painting, Snowflake Princess Photos, and Arts and Crafts.

  • Jamm'in At The Edge! - Especially For Teens!   Date: January 21st from 9pm- 11pm 
    Come on out and skate while you enjoy live local bands and DJ's. All ages welcome!  Admission:  $10/Person, $3/Skate Rental


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Visit www.golfdavenport.com for all the latest features and specials at Davenport Golf Courses.

  • Indoor Golf Practice Range, NOW OPEN at The Rivers' Edge, 700 West River Drive. Call 328-PARK (7275) or click www.golfdavenport.com for daily schedule and availability.  

  • Golf Gift Certificates - The perfect gift for the golf enthusiast in your family!  Purchase at any Davenport public golf course or at the River's Edge.  Available in any denomination in multiples of $5.

  • Duck Creek Golf Course will remain OPEN as weather permits through the winter season. Call proshop 326-7824 for daily conditions.

  • Red Hawk Lodge - This clubhouse gathering and meeting space is now available for rental for your holiday parties!.  Call 563-328-PARK (7275) for availability and prices.
Call Your Davenport Golf Professional for Fall/Winter specials on merchandise an apparel. Ron Thrapp (Emeis Golf) 326-7825, Matt Hasley (Duck Creek Golf) 326-7824.
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