Parks and Recreation June 2011 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Ron Summers   
Monday, 06 June 2011 14:51


For all June 2011 events, go online at to register or call 326-7812 for more information.  Look this month to sign up for our summer session of classes, camps and special events.  Summer session begins June 13th.  Camps run throughout the entire summer! 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!


  • Various camps run beginning May 31st-Aug 12th: whether your interest is sports, drama, dance, nature, or just having fun-we have a camp for you!


  • Summer Basketball Jamboree for Reece Morgan Basketball League- Sat June 4th 1:00pm-4:00pm- Free Centennial Park Basketball Courts ($10.00 for league participation, prefer pre-registration ages 11-14 but all members welcome to Jamboree)


  • Wheelchair Softball Clinic-Mon June 6th 5-6:30pm, FREE, Modern Woodman Parking Lot


  • My Little Wheelbarrow Program begins June 8th-July 20th -Every Wed 10-11:00am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Playground.  Free for ages 2-6years. (parents/Guardian need to accompany children.)


  • Cream of the Crop Tour-Tuftee's Garden- Sat. June 11th 10-12 Farm Site. Fee 15.00 Come visit a family owned site.  Tour the garden, specialty culinary herbs and learn tricks to stunning containers of all types.


  • Summer Class Session Begins June 13th-REGISTER NOW-classes filling up quickly; Japanese, Clowning, Theatre, Dance, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Tumbling, Zumba, and more!


  • JUNETEENTH! Sat June 18th 10am-9:00pm (Kid's activities 10-5:00pm)Come celebrate at LeClaire Park the real end of slavery in our country!  Cultural performances, games, activities, and celebration.


  • Kindernature: Slithering Snakes Tues June 21st 10-11am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory.  Cost 6.00, parent attends with child.


  • Performing Arts Camp 1: Ancient Greece Mon-Fri June 20-24th 150.00 for ages 6-13, 8:30-4:30 (early/late available for extra charge) at Junior Theatre.


  • Special Olympics Unified Golf Tournament Sat June 25th 9:00am-2:00PM at Red Hawk Golf Course-free, t-shirts, lunch and prizes to those who participate.


  • All Aquatic Complexes will be open

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

·         Stanley Cup Showing: We will show the NHL Final showdown right here at the Rivers Edge on a MONSTER Screen. Bring the family, lawn chairs and your favorite teams gear.

·         Women's USA World Cup Showing:  Games starting June 28th!! The games are also showing on the Giant screen so come support the USA!

·         Rivers Edge Community Flea Market: On June 25th from 9am until 4pm. Admission is FREE, Vendors keep 100% of their proceeds!! A table section is only $25 for vendors. Please call asap to get your spot as a vendor.

·         Volleyball "Grass" Tournament June 11th. Coed Sixes play round robin and into a championship bracket. Games start at 3pm.

·         River Bandit Al1-start days June 20 and 21.

·         The turf is for rent anytime available, and is open to a variety of activities including baseball, volleyball, badminton, Lacrosse and more. Give us a call today.

·         Zumba continues on the Turf every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6pm!




· PowerPlayGolf Tournament at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center - This PowerPlayGolf event will be held on Saturday June 11th, from 1 to 4pm at Red hawk Golf Corse for anyone age 8 and up! Participants may pre-register online, at Vander Veer Park, or at the River's Edge for $25.Pre-registrants will receive a gift certificate to Red Hawk Golf Course ($50 value), and 5 lead points towards event prizes! On site registration will also be available, but they won't receive the lead points. For more information at


·Family Friday Nights at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center - Start a new activity this summer fit for the whole family. (Must be 8 years of age to use the Driving Range Area) Golf clubs sets are available upon request. Age - Children K and up accompanied by an adult. $10 - per family of Four, $2 each additional person, 6pm - 9pm June 3d - Aug 5th (10 Fridays)


Price includes:


- Unlimited Use of Short Course (Par 3 course)


- Medium Bucket of range balls - one per family


- Putting Green Activities - putting course etc.


- Clubhouse Host with Pizza and Beverage provided. 7:30-9pm



· Golf Gift Cards - great for Fathers Day or any occasion, are always available at Davenport golf shops, Parks and Recreation desk at Rivers Edge, and now at Vander Veer Park Store.


· Visit for the 2011 Golf fees, latest updates and information.

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