Parks and Recreation November 2011 Newsletter Print
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Ron Summers   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 13:16



For all events and activities, go online at to register or call 328-PARK (7275) for more information. Fall/Winter catalogs are now available. 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!

  • Vander Veer Chrysanthemum Show - Come enjoy the beautiful colors of our Vander Veer Botanical Center.  Our chrysanthemum show is on display until the middle of November.  Our always popular Poinsettia and Lights Holiday Show will begin early December.  The botanical center is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.  Admission fee is $1.00 per person, free admission on Tuesdays.
  • Friday Nature Family Fun Nights - Pumpkin Leftovers - Come Join Davenport Parks and Recreation from 6 - 9 pm at Duck Creek Lodge to find out what to do with your left over jack-o-lanterns.  Create different autumn ideas after Halloween.  Fee includes two slices of pizza and lemonade.

Course code:  FALL20020                      Fee:  $2.50

Friday, November 4, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Duck Creek Park Lodge, 3300 E Locust Street

  • Family Movie Night - Scooby Doo - Davenport Junior Theatre is thrilled to host movie nights on the second Friday of each month.  Your family can join us for only $2.50 per person if pre-registered, $4.00 at the door.  Price includes 2 slices of pizza and lemonade.

Friday, November 11, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Movie begins at 6:15 pm

  • Little Elves Workshop - Black Friday - Are you a crazy shopper who wants to have fun partaking in BLACK FRIDAY?  Bring your children to Duck Creek Lodge to have some holiday fun of their own.  Kids will make treats, homemade presents, and play games and watch holiday movies while parents are able to get their holiday shopping done.

Course code:  SANTA1                  Fee:  $25

Friday, November 25, 8:00 am - Noon

Duck Creek Park Lodge, 3300 E Locust Street

  • Senior Coffee - Join us Wednesday, November 9 and enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrance of the Conservatory at Vander Veer Botanical Park.  Your $1.00 admission fee includes entertainment and refreshments.  Entertainment begins at 10:30 am.  Coffee served 10:00 am - Noon.  No registration is required.
  • The Y Turkey Trot - Davenport Parks and Recreation is pleased to partner with the Y to have this annual family event traverse through our scenic Vander Veer Park.  See our website for a link to the Y Turkey Trot page.
  • Falling for Davenport - PHOTO CONTEST - Calling all Photographers, little or big!  We are challenging you to our photo contest - Falling for Davenport.  We want to encourage you to get outside and take pictures of our local Davenport parks, classes, events and send in your best shots (three per contestant).  There will be three select winners whose work will be published in the next Davenport Parks and Recreation program guide. *Note: All photos submitted become property of Davenport Parks and Recreation.  Submit photos via disk to The River's Edge, 700 W River Drive by December 31, 2011.
  • Basic Wreath Making - Join us November 17th, 7-8:30 pm at Vander Veer Botanical Park.  Learn the basics of creating a fresh holiday wreath. The 14 inch round fresh evergreen wreath with a red bow is the perfect size for greeting visitors at your front door. Bring Pruners and gloves. All other supplies will be provided.  Fee: $25
  • Kindernature - Track Tricksters - Join us November 8th, 10 am - 11 am at Vander Veer Botanical Park.  Discover more about how to tell a rabbit track from a squirrel track. This class will show how to read tracks and weather permitting find tracks outside.  Fee: $6

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

  • Turkey Bowling at The River's Edge! - Come for Public Skate and Turkey Bowling on Ice!

Only $1 extra during Public Skate

Date/Time: Sunday, November 20th from 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • Celebrate your birthday party at The River's Edge with an ice skating or indoor soccer party!  All ages welcome!

Packages available for 6 ($120), 10 ($170) or 15 ($220) Guests.  $10/person for additional guests

Packages include:  Private Party Room (1.5 Hrs.); Party Host; Happy Joe's Pizza; Pepsi Products; Goodie Bags; Plates; Cups; Napkins; skating (including skates) or soccer!
Book your party now:  563-328-PARK (7275)

  • Thomas Turkey Hockey Tournament:  November 25 - 27, 2011

Cross-Ice Jamboree Style tournament for Mites (Ages 5 - 6) and Termites (Ages 7 - 8)

Fee:  $240/Team (Minimum 4 Games Guaranteed)

Swimming Pool and Pizza Party:  Nov. 26th:  6 - 8:00 PM
Post-Game Recognitions; T-shirts; and Off-Ice Activities!

Register Today:  563-328-PARK (7275)

  • Family Skate Special! - For just $20, your whole family can come skating together on November 6 from 2:15 - 4:15 PM.  Price includes rental skates!! 
  • River's Edge School Out Days! Spend the day at The River's Edge and have fun participating in all kinds of activities! Activities include:  Ice Skating; Games; Turf Sports such as soccer and dodge ball; climbing wall and more!

Fee:  $30.00

Dates:  11/11 and 11/23

Register Today:  563-328-PARK (7275)


  • Coffee Club

Intended for those 50 - 65 of greater, participants will socialize, receive a 15 minute ice skating lesson and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Classes meet at The River's Edge every Monday from 10:30 - 11:00 AM followed by the 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM public skate session.

Fee:  $36/4 Weeks  Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28

  • Jamm'in At The Edge! - Especially For Teens! - Come on out and skate while you enjoy live local bands and DJ's. All ages welcome!  Admission:  $10/Person, $3/Skate Rental, Date:  November 19 from 9:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Attention Couples!Enjoy the company of a loved one and meet other couples while enjoying a buffet-style dinner followed by public skate! Seating is limited so register at least 7 days in advance.

Date:  November 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Dinner served from 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Fee:  $17/person for dinner, skating and rental skates


  • Skate with Todd Eldredge! 1996 World Champion skater Todd Eldredge will attend a "Skate with Todd Eldredge" event at the River's Edge on Friday, November 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to skate with this Olympic ice skater during Public Skate at the River' Edge. Admission cost is $10, and includes 2 hours of ice skating, an opportunity to meet Todd Eldredge, hot chocolate and holiday cookies.



  • All city courses - Twilight rates are now effective daily at 2pm until end of 2011 season.
  • Red Hawk Lodge - This café/clubhouse space is now available for rental for your holiday parties!.  Call 563-328-PARK (7275) for availability and prices.
  • Golf Gift Certificates - The perfect Christmas gift for the golf enthusiast in your family!  Purchase at any golf course or at the River's Edge.  Available in any denomination in multiples of $5.


Credit Island Lodge is available again for rental!  Our newly remodeled lodge has a brand new kitchen and is available for $250 for 8 hours.  Call 563-328-PARK (7275) for availability.

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