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We are blessed with the river and numerous parks. Here are some of the main parks and some of the things they have to offer. If you get time, take the opportunity to check out some of these outdoor opportunities. Have a question? The answer is just an E-Mail away. Contact us at tom&cyndee@quadcitiesrealestate.com


Ben Butterworth Parkway Walk along the Mississippi, stop and feed the ducks, or play with your pet. Don't miss the River Fest and other events along this park. Includes boat ramp, marina and restaurant. Begins just East of the I-74 Bridge just past Consumers Sand and Gravel and runs into East Moline. Several public parking lots are available.
Naibi Zoo Our local zoo. Many different animals from around the world. A real favorite for the young and young at heart. Take I-280 East from I-74. Watch for the signs as you approach Coal Valley.
Scott County Park Beautiful scenes, see the deer, play golf or picnic. You might even catch a fish. A great place to hike. Yes the kids will definitely see deer, especially if you are there in the evening approaching dusk. From Davenport, take I-61 North to the Long Grove Exit and go East. Go straight, past Park View until you see the entrance.
The Iowa Bike Path The bike path runs from the West edge of Davenport to the East end of Bettendorf. Playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, volleyball pits, even a swimming pool is found along the path. Hungry, just pop up at Brady and food is a few steps away. The path runs between Kimberly Road and Locust in Davenport and just South of Middle Road in Bettendorf. The path follows Duck Creek through the metropolitan area. You can catch it at Fairmount, Division, Eastern, Jersey Ridge Rd., Duck Creek Park or Middle Park.
West Lake Park Four large lakes, two easily usable by canoes, paddle boats and row boats by way of boat ramps. . Sorry electric motors only. Good fishing, boat rentals, picnic and camp grounds, swimming in season and lot's more. Go West out of Davenport on River Drive (turn North at 110th) or Locust and (turn South at 110th). For those who hate signs, that's just after you cross over I-280 on the edge of town.
Buffalo Shores Put in your boat, swim, fish, picnic or camp along the majestic Mississippi river Take 22 West out of Davenport to Buffalo, Iowa. Once in town watch for signs and entrance to the river.
Walnut Grove Pioneer Village Just on the other end of Scott County Park, on special occasions you can see craftsmen make things in the old fashion way. Rustic buildings and picnic facilities make this a special place. Don't forget the Civil War enactment's and rendezvous held there also. Take I- 61 North from Davenport to the Long Grove Exit and follow the signs to Scott Co Park.
VanderVeer Park In the summer it is a paradise of flowers, animal life and pastoral scenes. Children feeding the ducks or fishing in the pond. In winter ice skating and all in the heart of Davenport. If you love flowers and plant life, just cross the street at the North end of the park as see the VandeVeer Conservatory Located between Brady and Harrison at Central Park. Conservatory at 215 Central Park.
Fejervary Park

Putnam Museum

Davenport Art Museum

Large park that runs along the bluff just West of division. Visit the Putnam Museum or the Art Museum, swim in the pool or see monkey island. Throughout the year numerous art and music events have been held here. Take Division to 12th. Pool located at 1900 Telegraph Rd.
Garfield Park Swimming pool, baseball diamond, tennis courts, volleyball pits and much more. Garfield Park, the bike path and the huge Garfield School complex with fields for soccer and other sports all mix and meet in this area. Ample parking and lots of space for walking and picnicking. Bored, spend a nice summer night watching the kids play ball under the lights. 1200 E 29th in Davenport is the pool and from there you will see the rest.

Dad's club and other activities take place behind the school on 29th and Pony League etc. takes place just south of the pool and tennis courts on the lighted field.

Credit Island Golf, fishing, hiking and other sports. Picnic under the trees and watch the boats pass by Take River Road West until you get to the park.
Emeis Park Golf, and a baseball diamond. Beautiful course, well maintained and usable by all. Take Central Park West and keep going until you hit the parking lot, or go West on Locust and turn North at Emeis Park road. (Just Past Emerald) In fact you can take Emerald to Central Park.
Duck Creek Park Golf, tennis courts, gardens, bike path, play ground, shelter houses, picnic areas and in winter sledding hills. Take Locust to St. to 3000 E Locust in Davenport. Turn in at stop light and wind your way back in for Golf course and picnic areas. Turn North on Fairhaven to get to tennis courts.
Middle Park Golf, swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, bike path, shelter houses, and on the 4th of July one of the best fireworks displays in the Midwest. Take Middle Road to 23rd Street in Bettendorf.
Riverside Park & Park Slide Swimming Pool and water slide, fishing ponds, soccer field and picnic areas. Open May 29 through August 22 - 12:00 - 5:00PM - July 12:00 - 6:00 Sunday through Thur. Moline, Illinois. Take 6th or 7th Street and just East of the I-74 bridge is the park.
Longview Park

Spring Flower show through Mothers day 9 A M - 5 P M

Swimming pool, outdoor theatre, green house, and more. Historic Park set in the bluff with some panoramic views. Home of our summer theatre. 1300 17th St. Rock Island
Illiniwek Forest Preserve Camper camping, baseball field, play grounds, fishing, views of the dam and Mississippi river, wild forest, and lots of room to roam. Great bluff for winter sledding, but be careful, potentially dangerous. Take Rt. 84 North out of East Moline/Silvis. Just a few miles and you are there. Park is on both sides of the road.
Hampton River Park Large park along the Mississippi River, fishing, boating and other activities. Take Rt. 84 North out of East Moline/Silvis. Just on the edge of town.
Lake George Fishing, boating and picnicking. Boat rental open 7 days, 7AM - 8PM. 309-795-1070 Illinois City, Illinois, just a half hour away.
Mississippi River Rent A Cruise The whole river is a park and open to the public from numerous landings and parks. However, this is a commercial venture that provides adventure, and I thought it might be worth a mention. Houseboat and Pontoon Rentals

3610 S 54th St. - Clinton Iowa 1-800-827-2430

Schuetzen Park Natural Forest in a Urban Setting complete with trails and wildlife.  700 Waverly Rd. - Davenport