Parks and Recreation September 2011 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Thursday, 01 September 2011 07:45


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!                         

Fall Class Sessions begin September 12th. - REGISTER NOW


  • Friday Nature Family Fun Nights begins with a Nature Walk on Friday, September 2nd from 6pm-9pm at Sunderbruch Park. The cost is $2.50 per person pre-registered, 4.00 at the door and includes two slices of pizza and lemonade.
  • Family Movie Nights Friday, begins September 9th with the showing of Shrek (PG) at Davenport Junior Theater. Doors open at 6pm with the movie to start at 6:15 pm. The cost is $2.50/person if you register in advance or $4.00 at the door. The cost includes 2 slices of pizza and lemonade for each family member. Popcorn will be sold at the theater for $1.00 per bag.
  • Prairie Pals youth programs begins at Vander Veer Botanical Park, for all ages begins September 10th from 10am-11:30am. The fee is $5.00. Learn about Iowa's past prairies and find out how prairies grow, who lives in a prairie and plant your own backyard prairie. Games, crafts, and tons of FUN!
  • Adaptive Sports Expo - Saturday, September 10th, 6pm-8pm at Bettendorf Community Center, FREE! The public is invited to explore the way that people with disabilities can be an active participant in sports.
  • Mississippi GRIND Barge/Skate Park Expo: September 9th - 11th. Clinic Fri at 6:00pm at Skate Park, Qualifier Saturday, September 10th from  5pm Centennial Skate Park, and Sunday, September 11th from 12:00-3:00 see the special Skate Park Barge from LeClaire Park.
  • Fall Class Sessions begin September 12th. - REGISTER NOW - classes fill quickly. New classes offered are: Beginning Sign Language, Theater, Zumba, Dance, Quilting and many more!
  • Kindernature begins Tuesday, September 13th (runs 9/13-3/13, Tuesdays only) from 10am-11am at Vander Veer Conservatory for ages 3 to 5 years and the fee is $6. Registration is required.  Participants may register online or by phone at (563)328-7275. September's Theme: Migrating Monarachs.
  • Country Hoedown - Friday, September 16th from 6-8pm at Bettendorf-Veteran's Park. The cost is $4, payable at the door. Cost includes dinner. No rain date or location for this event.
  • Family Friday Nights: Friday Night Jam kicks off Friday, September 16th at Red Hawk Golf Course! The fun is for all ages and goes from 6pm-9pm (participants must arrive by 6:30 in order to order dinner). Fee is $2.50 per person for pre-registered person or $4 per person at the door. Fee includes 2 slices of pizza and lemonade for each person. Includes games, board games, karaoke and Wii games for every one!
  • Roosevelt Community Center 11th Anniversary: Come join us on Friday, September 16th from 6pm-8pm, as we celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Roosevelt Community Center. Celebrate with an old fashioned family style and flair with activities and games for everyone!
  • Collage Theater begins Thursday, September 17th from 7pm-8pm at Annie Wittenmyer (runs 9/17-11/17) with a fee of $35. This is an introduction to theater specifically designed for teens and adults with disabilities. At the end, the class will perform for the public.
  • Sunderbruch Park Nature Walk- Saturday, September 17th from 9am-10:30am. - FREE!
  • NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition! Saturday. September 17th.  This exciting and FREE event allows the youth to compete for a chance to move on to a sectional competition and then on to compete at the home of an NFL team. Participants compete in Punt, Pass and Kick for distance and accuracy. Event will take place at Wharton Field House from 11am-2pm.
  • Health Families Day! Saturday, September 17th from 11am-2pm at Wharton Field House. PLAY with your family at this fun health fair for all ages! Games, crafts, booths with different health information for special diets, facts and programs available in the Quad Cities. The event is FREE! We will collect cans for the local food bank. Join us at Wharton Field House for the Quad Cities Wide Punt, Pass and Kick competition!
  • QC Family Fun & Kite Festival begins Saturday, September 24th from 10am- 4pm and runs through Sunday, September 25th from 11am-4pm at Centennial Park from kite making, education and viewing of a kite competition. Fee: FREE!
  • Birds of a Feather - Saturday, September 24th from 8:30am-10am at Credit Island Park. Fee: $8 per family.
  • Unity Fest! Sunday, September 25th from 12pm-5pm at the Putnam Museum "hill". This event is FREE!  Help us celebrate the diversity of our community with food, performances, movies and interactive activities. Davenport Parks & Recreation Mobile Playground will be there doing games for children and families!
  • Mobile Playground Schedule for September:    Saturday Sept 10th at Vineyard Family Fun Festival 11:00 - Friday, September 16th: Roosevelt Community Center 11thAnniversary Celebration; Saturday, September 17th: Healthy Families Day at Wharton Field House in Moline; Saturday, September 24th: QC Kite Festival at Centennial Park; Sunday, September 25th: Unity Fest at Putnam/IMAX.

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

  • Check on line ice schedule for Drop-in Hockey and Stick N' Puck
    • Standing Weekly Public Skate Sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Fee:  $5/skating            $3/skate rental
  • Indoor Soccer leagues begin right after Labor day for all ages U-10 through adults. Sign up Today!
    • Girls High School - Sundays
    • Boys High School - Fridays
    • Men's -  Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Women's - Thursdays
    • Youth - Saturdays
  • 3v3 High School Soccer Tournaments- Men's on September 3rd, Women's on September 4th.
  • 7-Week Learn To Skate Lessons - Whether you want to be a better figure skater or hockey player, there is a curriculum for you!
    • Thursdays at 5:15pm or 6:00pm- Starts Sept 8th
    • Saturdays at 8:00am or 8:45am - Starts Sept 10th
  • Quad City Hockey Association - Youth Registration Day - Sept. 10th - starts at noon.  Adult Hockey Leagues begin Week Of September 12th.  Call Ryan Devlin for details at 563-888-3108
  • Quad City Mallards Hockey Clinics on Sept. 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th. Spend 90 minutes on the ice with new Mallards Hockey Coach, John Bell.  Cost:  $20/person  Limited to the first 24 players
  • Creative and Active Kids Klub begins Sept. 10th following 8am Learn to Skate Lessons.  The Creative and Active Kids Klub meets Saturday mornings from 9am- Noon, immediately following the 8am  Learn To Skate Lessons. This program is designed for kids ages 6 - 12.   Kids will enjoy use of the climbing wall, create a unique art project, play interactive group games and participate in a food lesson such as making rice crispy treats; banana pudding, no bake brownies, homemade ice cream and more!  Each child will take home a treat to share.  *Fee:  $84
  • NFL 360 Flag Football league begins September 10th- for kids in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
  • Coffee Club - Coffee and skating begins Sept. 12th.  Geared towards the more novice skater ages 50+, this program has a strong social component and includes a 15 minute lesson prior to accessing the ice for public skate between 11am - 1pm.
  • F Troop - Learn to Play Hockey for Adults begins Sept. 15th.  If you've ever wanted to learn to play hockey, this is a safe, fun and social environment to do so.  Call Ryan Devlin for details at 563-888-3108
  • Couples Dinner and Skate on September 30th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  MENU:  Pasta with marinara and/or Alfredo sauce, chicken slices, soft bread sticks, side salad with assorted dressings, soda, water and brownies.  Fee:  $17/person (includes skates and up to 1.5 - 2 hours of skating)  Reservations required 7 days in advance.
  • The turf is open for rental anytime it is free from programs! The River's Edge offers batting cages, lacrosse equipment, volleyball systems, and more!



  • All City Golf Courses - Annual greens aeration will be completed in September
  • Emeis Golf Course will be hosting a golf tournament on September 21st, to benefit the First Tee of the Quad Cities.
  • Duck Creek Golf Course will be constructing a new cart-path near the clubhouse on #1 and #9.
  • Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center is planning to install additional trees and shrubs along Pine St.
  • Visit for the 2011 Golf fees, latest updates and information



  • New fountains/aerators have been installed in the pond at Vander Veer Park.
  • Credit Island Disk Golf Course is officially open.  Visit Davenport Parks and Recreation's website for course information.

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