Parks and Recreation April 2011 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Ron Summers   
Monday, 11 April 2011 12:48


All April 2011 Recreation Events are now available online at to register or call 326-7812 for more information.  Look this month for our Spring/Summer Catalog to be available and sign up for our Spring Session of classes.  Spring session begins April 4th! Please check our website for classes on performing arts, sports leagues, volleyball camps and clinics, Japanese, tumbling, martial arts, adaptive and inclusive programs and more!

  • ADULT LEAGUES for Volleyball, Softball, Kickball, Soccer and more begin in April so get registered TODAY!
  • All Skills Jr. High volleyball clinic - Begins April 6 - April 27on Wed nights: Come join the skills development clinics at Junge Park from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday evenings. Our professional instructor will teach pass/defense, attack/serving and more! Co-ed. Fee: $35 per youth.
  • Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run-Free Sat April 9th 9:00am-1:00pm at Crow Creek Park.  Davenport and Bettendorf Park Districts are partnering on this fun, free skills competition, winners move onto regional competitions events at nearby Major League ballparks.
  • Square Foot Gardening For Everyone-Sat April 9th 10:00am-11:00am at Vander Veer Stone Building.  Don't have a lot of space for gardening?  The square foot method is perfect for you. Learn how in this quick and easy class.
  • Kindernature: Earth Day-Every Day Tues April 12thth 10:00am-11:00am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory.  Cost 8.00, parent attends with child.
  • Wheelchair Tennis Clinic - April 15th 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for a wheelchair tennis clinic hosted at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center.  Wheelchair tennis provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to share in activities with their peers and family, whether able-bodies or disabled.
  • Cream of the Crop Tour-Allen Grove's Greenhouse- Sat. April 16th 10:00am-12:00pm Farm Site.  Fee 15.00 Come visit a family owned site.  Get a jump start and enjoy first pick of fabulous annuals for containers. And the garden.
  • Spring Egg Hunt/Healthy Kids Day Sat April 16th : Egg Huntpromptly at 10am-Healthy Kids Day to follow.  Vander Veer Botanical Park (River's edge inclement weather site).  Pre-register for egg hunt only $2.00 per child- $5.00 per child day of event.  Healthy Kids Day is 10:30-2:00 Free activities after the Egg Hunt!
  • Toddler Egg Hunt Thursday, April 21st:Toddlers can plan on a good time scrambling for eggs in our indoor arena at the River's Edge.  Children 5 and under are welcome. Event takes place from 10:00am - 12:00pm with the scramble at 10:30am sharp! $5.00 per child.
  • Alice in Wonderland-Junior Theatre Spring Mainstage Show: April 30 1:00pm and 4:00pm.  Cost 5.00 per ticket.  Call 326-7862 for more information.




River's Edge- Located at 700 W. River Drive (Across from Modern Woodmen Park

  • The Ice will be melted for maintenance beginning April 3rd and rebuilt in approximately 2 weeks. It will be repainted with new center ice sponsor Mediacom.
  • Batting Cages were installed on the turf field and is now open for rental. The field will be available for rental with full field and half field options. The package will include cage usage, batting tee stations, pitching mounds and open turf space for ground balls. *Bats and balls are not supplied*.
  • Spring and Summer Adult sports leagues are open for registration now! We offer indoor and outdoor soccer, flag football and dodge ball.
  • Don't forget about Birthday Party packages where you get plenty of food and fun for everyone!





  • All Three City courses are now open for the season, as of April 1, 2011. Emeis Golf Course, Duck Creek Golf Course and Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center.
  • Duck Creek Golf Course now has a full service practice range, unveiled late last season.
  • Many landscaping and drainage renovations are planned this early spring to improve courses.
  • Kimberly Concessions will be providing concession services this season.

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