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Spring Fun with Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:27
What a better way to welcome in Spring than at our Mother/Son Formal!  Mom, a special evening awaits you and your special guy at the River Center with dancing, dinner and fun!
Sunday, April 6
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Davenport Residents: $19.20
Non-residents: $24.00
Click here to sign up online and print your tickets at home, (then click under "Special Events"), or visit the River's Edge, 700 W River Drive, downtown Davenport.

2014 Spring / Summer Catalog

Registration for Spring and Summer programs are now open!  Click here to browse our online catalog. You can also register online as well!


Prefer a hard copy of our catalog?
Catalogs are now available at the River's Edge and at other Parks and Recreation facilities like Vander Veer, Junior Theater and our golf courses.


There are programs for all interests and all ages. Take a look at what we offer:

  • Adaptive & Inclusive Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Aquatics (Swim Lessons & Sailing)
  • Summer Camps
  • Nature and Garden
  • Junior Theatre
  • School of Dance
  • Seniors
  • Ice Sports
  • Youth & Adult Sports
  • Wellness Programs

Lift your spirits at Vander Veer Conservatory. Our spring flowers are in full bloom. Open 10am - 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Monday). Admission is free on Tuesdays, and only $1.00 the rest of the week.

215 West Central Park in Davenport.


While there, check out our great park store for starter plants, gardening tools and great gifts!


Mallards Overcome Chill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 21 March 2014 15:39

MOLINE, Ill. (March 19, 2014) – Matt Boyd broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period, Mike Stinziani scored once and added an assist and Ty Rimmer made 26 saves as the host Quad City Mallards defeated the St. Charles Chill 4-1 Wednesday night.  With the win, the Mallards (29-20-10, 68 points) climbed to fifth place and halted a four game winless streak while the defeat extended the tenth place Chill's (11-43-6, 28 points) losing streak to four games.

Boyd scored the first of three unanswered Mallard third period goals from the doorstep at 1:35 of the final frame.  Mike Monfredo's point blank backhander extended the gap to 3-1 at 15:46.  Stinziani capped off the win by scoring an empty net goal with just 11 seconds remaining.

The Mallards had first moved in front when Justin Fox opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period with a wrist shot the left wing circle.  The Chill's John Snowden broke into the slot to tie the score at one at 17:39 of the first.

The Mallards next play at home Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Saturday is John Deere Community Night.  Courtesy of John Deere 2,000 tickets to Saturday evening's game are available for just $5 at the iWireless Center box office or at

Tickets for Saturday night's game and all Mallards regular season home games can also be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

Ruskowski, Mallards Among CHL’s Best of the Best PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 21 March 2014 15:17

Ruskowski Voted Best Coach, Mallards Hardest Working Team


Nagy Recognized as Most Underrated


Mallards Among Top Three in 13 Categories

MOLINE, Ill. (March 19, 2014) – Quad City Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski has been voted the Central Hockey League’s best coach and the Mallards have recognized as the league’s hardest working team while Mallards forward Gergo Nagy has been tapped as the CHL’s most underrated player in the CHL’s annual “Best of the Best” poll of players, coaches and operations staff, the Mallards announced today in conjunction with the CHL.

In all the Mallards finished in the top three in 13 different on- and off-ice categories.

Ruskowski has piloted the Mallards to a 28-20-10 record and 66 points over 58 games this season.  The Mallards, who are in sixth place in the CHL, are on course to claim a playoff berth for the second time in as many seasons under Ruskowski.  The veteran bench boss has gone 651-462-118 over the course of his 19-year professional head-coaching career.  Ruskowski has posted a record of 437-248-79 over 12 years in the CHL and in November moved into third place in league history in career coaching wins.

The Mallards have been voted the league’s hardest working team for the second time in their four seasons in the CHL and have now finished either first or second in that category each of the last four years.  The Mallards came in second in the voting for hardest working team both last season and in 2011-12 after finishing first in 2010-11.

Nagy has scored 18 goals and picked up 30 assists for 48 points while posting a plus/minus rating of +14 in 56 games with the Mallards this season.  He is tied for second in the CHL in shorthanded goals (3).  Nagy earlier this month made his American Hockey League debut with the Chicago Wolves.

Nagy is not the only Mallard player recognized in the Best of the Best poll.  Vladimir Nikiforov, who has scored 11 times and totaled 36 points in 55 games this season, was voted the league’s second fastest skater while Thomas Frazee finished third in the best rookie voting.  Among first year players, Frazee ranks fourth in goals (20), fifth in points (39) and eighth in assists (19).  He is also tied for second overall in shorthanded goals (3).  Frazee has registered a plus/minus of +6 in 52 games.

The Mallards have also been recognized for off-ice excellence.  The team’s fans have obviously made an impression on opposing players, who- for the second straight season- voted them the third most annoying in the CHL while the iWireless Center was voted the third most difficult building in which to win.  As hostile as its environment has been for visiting teams, the iWireless Center has certainly proven welcoming to fans- the Mallards’ home finished third in voting for best concessions.

A pair of longtime Mallard stalwarts are also among those honored.  For the second consecutive year, Mo Mallard finished second in the polling for best mascot while Guy Perry was voted the league’s second best public address announcer.  There is league wide recognition as well for Mallard newcomers- still in their first season, the Mallards’ Bud Light Ice Girls finished third in voting for best cheerleaders/dance team.

The Mallard received high marks for artistic impression.  The club’s logo was voted third best in the league.  After being revamped at the start of this season, finished third in voting for best website.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are in the midst of their seventeenth season their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The iWireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at

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Written by Jim Kersten   
Friday, 21 March 2014 13:56

MOLINE, Ill. (March 18, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have partnered with John Deere to make 2,000 tickets to this Saturday’s John Deere Community Night match-up between the Mallards and Missouri Mavericks for just $5.

Saturday’s contest is the second of two home games for the Mallards this week.  This home tilt faces off at 7:05 p.m.

Discounted seats for John Deere Community Night are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fans are encouraged to take advantage of this special offer while supplies last.  Discounted tickets for Saturday night’s game can be purchased in person at the iWireless Center box office or through  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

Tickets for this week’s games and all remaining Mallards regular season home games can also be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, through or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

Loebsack Applauds Q-C Paralympians for Gold Medal Win in Sochi PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 21 March 2014 13:50

Andy Yohe and Kevin McKee helped lead sled hockey team to victory over Russia

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded two Quad City area Paralympians for their gold medal win in sled hockey at the Paralympics held in Sochi, Russia. Sled hockey team members Andy Yohe of Bettendorf and Kevin McKee of Davenport helped lead the team throughout the games and win the gold medal in a match against Russia. Both Yohe and McKee began playing sled hockey at the Quad City Sled Hockey Association (TQCSHA).  The TQCSHA, which was founded by Joe and Sue Lambert, gives people living with disabilities in the Quad Cities area a chance to pursue their dreams

“I join with everyone in the Quad Cities in being tremendously proud of Andy and Kevin’s achievements. Their gold medal win and selection as members of Team USA are a testament to their outstanding character, hard-work, and determination. This is an impressive accomplishment and truly an inspiration to people of all abilities.

“I also want to thank Joe and Sue Lambert of Davenport, who founded the Quad City Sled Hockey Association and have given so many people living with disabilities a chance to succeed in sport and life.”


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