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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:48
Aquatics Fun

Learn to Swim Lessons

Swimming Lessons Begin the week of June 4 at Dohse, Annie Wittenmyer and Fejervary Pools and continue throughout the summer. Check our website (left) for dates, times and swim level information. Lessons are $30 for each 2-week session.


Lap Swim and Water Walking

Need a productive way to relax at the end of a day?  Swim laps!  The water is calming and the exercise is good for you?  Don't swim?  Lanes will be available to walk - try this minimal weight bearing exercise to help relieve stiffness and improve muscle movement.

Monday-Friday 5:00-6:00 pm  Dohse Pool $1.50/visit

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:00-6:00 pm - Fejervary Family Aquatic Center $1.50/visit


Spray Parks are Now Open!

Davenport Parks and Recreation is now offering spray features in four parks (Centennial Park, Cork Hill, Goose Creek and Peterson Park).  FREE to the public and open from 10 am - 8 pm, weather permitting.


Wednesday/Friday Family Nights kids in pool

at Annie Wittenmyer and Fejervary Family Aquatic Centers

Want some quality family time but on a tight budget?  Take the family for a swim at half the price of normal daily admission.  This is the perfect time to enjoy the evening as a family and it's affordable!  Only youth accompanied by a parent/guardian will be allowed to enter on these evenings.  The cost is $1.50/youth, $2/adults.


Flick and Float - June 23

Watch a movie from the comfort of the lawn at Annie Wittenmyer Family Aquatic Center and cool off during intermission by splashing around!  The movie will begin at 8:30pm. Regular evening admission rates apply.  Call 326-7828 for movie listings


Thursday Teen Nights

at Annie Wittenmyer Family Aquatic Center -

Join us Thursday evening for swimming with your friends.  We will play music and have contests throughout the evening.  All are welcome, but contests will be geared toward the 13-17 year olds.  Regular admission rates apply.


Father's Day Fiesta at the Pools - Sunday June 17 1-6pm

Regular admissions for youth/dads are FREE!



2012 Summer Camps

Are you looking for a summer of fun, exploration and learning without all of the work? Join Davenport Parks and Recreation for another adventurous summer of Camp! We offer a wide variety of camps throughout the summer including:

  • Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp June 25th - June29th
  • Tennis Camp, Duck Creek Park  June 18 - 22
  • QC Raiders Football Camp, Centennial Park June 24-29
  • Cheerleading/Dance/Pom Camp, The River's Edge June 24 - 29
  • Camp Freeze, The River's Edge June 25-29
  • Levesque Hockey School, The River's Edge June 11-15 and June 18-22
  • Youth Golf - Swing into it!, Red Hawk Golf course June 24- July 29
  • Youth Badminton mania at Red Hawk! June 24-July/29
  • Youth Disc Golf Clinic, Eastern Ave. Park June 28
  • Survive the Wild Day Camp, Credit Island Lodge June 25th - 29th
  • Performing Arts Camp NY, NY!, Junior Theatre Complex  June 18-22
  • AdventureCamp, The River's Edge May 29th-August 10th
For more information on the different camps and to register online, go to our website by clicking the link on the left.


Just for Kids

My Little Wheelbarrow Program June 6-August 1

Join the fun this summer with our preschool drop in program sponsored by The Friends of Vander Veer. Children between the ages of 1-6 will learn about the wonders of trees with lots of hands on activities.  Class meets from 10-11 am at the playground area in Vander Veer Botanical Park. In case of rain, class will be moved into the conservatory. No fee - it's free!


Wild Walks in the Park  June 4 - August 6kindernature group

Take some time out this summer to enjoy a guided walk through Duck Creek Park at 10 am and Vander Veer at 1pm. Each week will explore nature from different angles. These walks are for children ages 5-12.  Wild Walks are free to the public and each will have a fun and educational component. No walks on June 25th and July 23rd. Walks are free!


Story Time in The Park

What's more fun than hearing books read aloud while sitting next to real ducks in the lagoon at Vander Veer Botanical Park? Join the Davenport Public Library as they bring books alive. Meet on the steps to the warming house. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Conservatory. Held rain or shine! Reading will begin at 11am every Tuesday Starting in June and continue through July. No fee - it's free!


Mobile Playground -

The Mobile Playground is moving to a park near you!  It is traveling the community bringing fun and games to neighborhood parks throughout Davenport.  It is a decommissioned fire truck that is stocked with games, crafts, and activities to add enriched recreational opportunities to your neighborhood park.  We have 2 highly qualified staff that supervise and facilitate the activities.  Coming to a park near you soon!


Special Events and Programs


Clowning Around!!!
June 14-8/16

Learn the history of clowning, the clown code of ethics, proper makeup application, juggling, balloon basics, improvisation, and more!  Students between the ages of 10-110 will be part of a final skit along with Quad City Clown Troupe members in our theatre.  Come clown around with us this summer!

Cost $65


Coach Reece Summer Hoops League June 15-17

Davenport Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with the Friends and Family of Reece Morgan for the 3rd Annual event.  We will host a skill builder night n Friday at Central High School to kick things off and then Saturday is a day full of games and Jamboree and Sunday is a final tournament, both days at Centennial Park basketball courts for kids in 6th - 9th grade! This is followed by 6 weeks of free Open Basketball on Tuesday nights beginning June 19.


Centennial Park Summer CRAZE! June 17

Calling ALL families in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas to come celebrate with Davenport Parks and Recreation at Centennial Park.  We will enjoy an array of FREE activities in one of our finest parks from 3-6 pm.  Enjoy touch a truck, exhibition rugby, the Spray Park and dog off leash area.  End the night by attending the FREE River Bandits baseball game.


Juneteenth- June 23rd

Come join us as we celebrate our country's true freedom.  This is a FREE community event that commemorates the ending of slavery in our country.  The celebration highlights cultural diversity in the Quad Cities through educational programs, activities, and performances.  It is located at LeClaire Park, Saturday June 23rd, 10:00am-9:00pm. Family area 12pm-7pm

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