The City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department is working to improve on the services we offer at our golf courses.  As part of this process we are reaching out to gain feedback on how we are doing and what we should look to focus on in the future through our Golf Survey.
Please feel free to fill out the survey at your earliest convenience.  The questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes of your time to complete.  The goal is to have all surveys completed by January 14th.  Once we have the surveys completed our plan will be to compile the data, evaluate the information we receive and apply it toward our golf improvement plan. Your input is vital to this process and we appreciate the time you have taken to fill out our Golf Survey.
A gift from Davenport Parks will be awarded after completion of the survey.
If you have any questions concerning the survey, please contact Amanda Randerson at or 563-888-7860.  Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Davenport Parks and Recreation Golf Survey and for taking the time to share your insights with us!
Roosevelt Community Center School Out Days March 16 - 20, 2015
Davenport Parks and Recreation Adventure Camp is offered at The Roosevelt Community Center on all school out days, including In-service, school breaks and snow days! These days will be filled playing games, doing crafts, taking field trips and spending time with friends! We have highly qualified staff that will keep your child active and safe while also providing enriching experiences.
Location: Roosevelt Community Center (1220 Minnie Avenue).
Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Age: Kindergarten - 6th grade
Resident Fee: $28.80 (per day) - Non-Resident Fee: $36.00 (per day)
* Can register for all five days or individual days.
Required: Each child needs to bring a water bottle and sack lunch, wear socks and gym shoes, and bring warm clothes to ice skate. Afternoon snacks will be provided.
Register online at under 'Camps
SAU Spring Break Soccer Camp March 16-19, 2015
This camp is an ideal preparation for Spring club seasons when we finally get outside!  Lots of skill repetition and individual technique will be addressed. Camp will be led by SAU Head Men's and Women's Coach Jon Mannall and his SAU Soccer Coaching Staff, as well as other area professional coaches and members of the current SAU teams.
Hours: 9am - Noon
Cost: $125 - Each participant will receive a St. Ambrose University Camp T Shirt.
Location: The River's Edge (700 W River Drive, Davenport)
Required: Each participant is asked to bring appropriate soccer footwear, shin guards and a soccer ball and water.
Eligibility: Spaces are limited. Participants must be aged 7 to 18. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability throughout the camp.
Register online at under 'Camps'
Davenport Junior Theatre
Performing Arts Camp
"Journey Through Time"
March 16-20, 2015
Students explore acting, improvisation, lights, musical theatre, sound, make-up, and more. Students also collaborate on ideas for the creation of their very own script! Everything ends with a performance for family and friends on Friday at 4:00pm. Join the adventure!


Location: Davenport Junior Theatre (2822 Eastern Ave.)

Age: 6-13

Cost: Resident - $144  /  Non-Resident - $180
* As taxpayers, Davenport Residents receive a 20% discount on camp.

Hours: 8:45am-3:30pm

* Early drop-off 7:30am and/or late pick-up by 5:30pm is an additional $30.00.

Required: Students are to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Two snack breaks are provided.

* Parent or Guardian must complete camp waiver by first day. The waiver will be mailed to you.


Register online at under 'Performing Arts'
*Online registration code: SPR501PC1
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At Davenport Parks and Recreation, we strive to constantly improve the experience of our customers at each of our parks facilities and golf courses.  As a part of reaching that goal, we are inviting citizens to a presentation and discussion on a new trend around the country called "FootGolf".  This possible addition to our community is an opportunity to increase participation and revenues for the golf facilities, as well as provide a great new activity for many ages and families.  Please join us to learn more about this new sport.

We welcome your feedback to help us provide a better experience at Davenport Golf Courses and Park Facilities.

The meeting and presentation will be at:

5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nighswander Junior Theatre

Annie Wittenmyer Complex

2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52803


If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Parks and Recreation at 563-328-PARK (7275).

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!


Adventure Camp at Roosevelt Community Center (1220 Minnie Ave, Davenport,52802) for all school out days! Get ready for games, fun and trips as we use this Spring Break to "Explore. Learn. Create!" Care is provided from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for children K - 5th grade. Each child will need to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Closed toed shoes must be worn by each child. It is recommended that the child wear old clothes or clothes that are able to get dirty as we will be outside, weather permitting.

School Out Days

Grades K - 5 / Monday - Friday / March 13 - 21 / 7:30am - 5:30pm

Per Day Cost = $28.80 Res / $36.00 Non Res / SDORCC15 - 22

* Days out Starts Thursday, March 13

Spring Break Camp : 5-Day Deal

Grades K-5 / Monday-Friday / March 17-21 / 7:30am - 5:30pm

$150 Non Res / $120 Res / SDORCC23

Valid all five days of camp week, Monday thru Friday

When three friends go searching for a giant sea monster,

they find something they didn't expect: Captain Nemo and his crew of sailors aboard his incredible submarine!

Captain Nemo may be crazy, but will he be successfulon his quest to save the oceans?

Go on the adventure with Captain Nemo as they travel the oceans, encountering strange underwater creatures and the giant sea monster that might destroy the submarine - and Nemo's dreams along with it!

Saturday, February 15th : 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, February 16th : 2:00pm
Saturday, February 22nd : 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, February 23rd : 2:00pm

Admission: $5.00 for Kids, $7.00 for Adults 

Unfamiliar with our location? Click here for a map!
Its another cold week! What better than ending this week with a Family Friday Night with Davenport Parks and Recreation! Join me, as we venture through that never-ending list of Pinterest crafts this Friday Night at Duck Creek Lodge from 6pm-9pm (Dinner is included!). This is a night for all ages as we get our Valentine's day Craftiness flowing. To register, go online to and register under the Services, or call one of our Customer Service Representatives at 563.328.7275. Hope to see you there!
Bow Fishing Class - Thursday, June 20 - 6pm - 7pm
This class will involve one hour of class room instruction on the techniques of bow fishing, places, and best time of the year to fish. It will also include information on the equipment such as where to obtain it, as well as how it works. After the class room instruction there will be a demonstration at Nahant Marsh using under water targets at different depths. Followed by a question answer session at the end of the class.
Family Learn How to Fish Day - Saturday, June 22- 9am - 12pm
Fishing is a popular sport for many people, but do you know how to fish? Do you really know the techniques of fishing? Bring your entire family with your poles or borrow a few from the Davenport  Parks and Recreation and "Learn-How-To-Fish". The event will discuss basics about fishing, which will include fish identification, parts of the fishing pole, baiting your hook and much more. Sign up for door prizes at the event. We will provide the worms and you have fun fishing!

Kindernature - Every Tuesday - 10:00am

Kindernature (ages 3-5) which have a variety of topics every Tuesday this summer $6 per child. Drop-ins are welcomed!


Click here for a list of programs



Toddling on the Wild Side - Every Thursday - 10:30am

Toddling on the Wild side (ages 18 months-2) every Thursday at 10:30am at Fejervary Learning Center $2 class fee. Drop-ins are welcomed!


Click here for a list of programs


Other upcoming nature programs

6/19/13: My Little Wheelbarrow 10-11am

6/20/13: How to Draw Plants (Youth Program) 10-11am

6/22/13: Rotary Event @ Fairgrounds 11am-4pm

6/23/13: Cream of the Crop Tour @ Triple Creek Dairy 1-2pm

6/24/13: Mobile Garden @ Goosecreek Park 10:30-11:30am

6/26/13: My Little Wheelbarrow 10-11am

6/27/13: How to Draw Plants (Youth program) 10-11am

6/27/13: Minty Concoctions (Adult Programming) 5:30-6:30

6/29/13: Mobile Garden @ 53rd Street Hy-Vee 10am-12pm

6/30/13: Cream of the Crop Tour @ Miss Effie's Flowers 1-2pm

Please join us on a bus tour of the City of Davenport landmarks, such as the Davenport City Hall, golf courses, parks, multi-sport and event-rental facilities. It is an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of services and programs we  offer to our Quad Cities area residents.

Tour Date : Saturday, April 20

Tour Time : 9 AM-12 NOON

Arrive at : The River's Edge (700 W River Drive, Davenport, IA)

Please RSVP by April 17, 2013.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Members and leaders of multicultural groups are highly encouraged to join. Help us serve you better!

For more info contact:

Manisha Paudel, 563-888-3107