Biking, running, swimming or golfing, whatever your favorite recreation activity may be, the Quad Cities has a place to do it! The Quad Cities makes wonderful use of the rivers and bluffs, providing for a variety of park settings.
Spectator sports fans can definitely get their fill in the Quad Cities with the Quad City Mallards, the Steamwheelers, River Bandits, and the Backwater Gamblers. We at DestinationQuadCities.com have provided for you a complete list of Recreational activities in the area.
Ben Butterworth Parkway
26th St. to 55th St.
Along the Mississippi River and River Dr.
Great For Walking, Biking, or Rollerblading along the river on a paved path.
Black Hawk State Historic Site
Rock Island, IL.
Former lands of Chief Black Hawk. Visit the museum, or hike on the trails. Lower park is along the Rock River.
Credit Island Park
Drive or Bike around the Island. Try your hand at fishing or golfing, and enjoy the scenic view of the Mississippi River. Western Davenport Iowa along River Drive.
Duck Creek Parkway
Duck Creek Parkway, a multiple-use paved trail system, extending from Emeis Park in west Davenport 8.26 miles east to Bettendorf. A second paved trail, Riverfront Parkway, extends 4.75 miles along the Mississippi waterfront from Credit Island to Bettendorf. Both these trails have additional sections in Bettendorf.
The Fejervary Children's Zoo is located in scenic Fejervary Park, adjacent to the Davenport Museum of Art and the Putnam Museum of Natural History on West 12 th Street. The facility is owned and operated by the City of Davenport and in a cooperative partnership with the Niabi Zoo, located in Coal Valley, Illinois. Davenport, Iowa 1900 Telegraph Road (563) 326-7829
Illiniwek Forest Preserve
Illiniwek Forest Preserve, adjoining the east side of Hampton, Illinois along Route 84, contains 206 acres. Illiniwek's setting on the Mississippi River is ideally situated for a combination of recreation, both on land and in the water. Facilities available at the park include primitive camping areas, sixty pads with water and electric hookups, shower houses, and a dumping station. Other facilities include boat launch ramps, hiking trails, a picnic shelter, and a wooded bluff picnic area overlooking the Mississippi River.
Indian Bluff Forest Preserve
Indian Bluff Forest Preserve contains 188 acres lying atop a low bluff overlooking the Rock River Valley just south of the Quad City Airport. The main feature of the forest preserve is its 18 hole irrigated golf course. Golfing supplies, refreshments, and rental carts are available at the pro shop and clubhouse. Other features include a picnic shelter (which may be reserved), picnic areas, game areas, and playground equipment.
LeClaire Park and Band shell
With a full size outdoor stage, 750 festival seats and three acres of festival space. The Band shell is the site of the Bix Jazz Festival, the Mississippi Blues Festival, River Rockin Ribfest, and the Symphony Pops Concert. Located next to Rhythm City Casino in Davenport.
Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
Loud Thunder Forest Preserve is located southwest of the Quad Cities area, seven miles west of Andalusia; off Illinois Route 92. The 1,600 acre forest preserve offers the visitor recreational activities including camping, hiking, picnic shelters, boating (boat rentals available), and fishing. Two of the main attractions at Loud Thunder are the 167 acre Lake George and the Mississippi River, which serves as its northern boundary. In addition to primitive camping areas, White Oak Campground offers 26 sites with water and electric hookups. (309) 795-1070
Niabi Zoo offers an exciting learning experience, and is home to over 900 animals representing more than 160 species.
12908 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL 61240
Davenport Shelters for rent
Duck Creek, Fejervary, Emeis, Credit Island and Marquette Street. Call (563) 326-7812.
Duck Creek Park, a popular wedding location maintained by the Davenport Horticultural Society (563) 326-7812
With 1280 acres, is the largest in Scott County. Located nine miles north of Davenport off U.S. Highway 61, the park has twelve picnic areas and shelters with tables, grills and/or fireplaces accessible. It offers two baseball fields, playground equipment, a radio-controlled airplane site, nature trails, an equestrian area and four unique camping areas. Modern restrooms and showers are available. Camping fees range from $9 to $15 depending on services. An olympic size swimming pool located near the Indian Hills Shelter has lifeguards and offers summer swimming lessons. Winter sports include sledding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing are held at the Whispering Pines Shelter each year. Long Grove, Iowa 19251 290 St. (563) 328-3282
Walnut Grover Pioneer Village
Walnut Grove was a Scott County cross-roads settlement and stage coach stop of the 1860s. The Village includes 18 historic buildings , some relocated from rural Scott County.
Located in Scott County Park in Long Grove, Iowa (563) 328-3283
West Lake Park
West Lake Park is a 620 acre facility offering four lakes for fishing and/or swimming. A boat dock, parking lot, handicap fishing dock, beach area, and paddle boat rentals are available for the water enthusiast. For the landlubbers - the park offers picnic facilities, playground areas, modern restrooms and two campground areas with electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups. The fees for camping range from $9 to $15 per night. Both camping areas have comfort stations and are equipped for the handicapped.
Vander Veer Botanical Center
Vander Veer Botanical Park, which welcomes approximately 25,000 visitors to continuous floral shows year-round. The rose garden and conservatory are especially popular as wedding sites.
Between Brady and Harrison Streets South of East Central Park Ave. (563) 326-7818
Sponsored by www.CadillacBikeStore.com
American Discovery Trail
A planned multi-purpose recreational transportation corridor that conceptually extends from California to Delaware. The trail gives local users the opportunity to ride or walk a trail of national significance. The American Discovery Trail travels north from Muscatine, Iowa along the Great River Trail from Buffalo to Davenport, Iowa. At the Arsenal Island, the American Discovery Trail crosses the Mississippi River into Rock Island County to the Illinois Great River Trail. It continues into Illinois to the Hennepin Canal State Parkway via East Moline, Silvis, Carbon Cliff and Colona. It leaves the Quad Cities from Colona along the Hennepin Canal east 75 miles to Ottawa.
The Great River Trail
A 62 mile Mississippi River experience from Rock Island's Sunset Marina to Savanna, Illinois. Always in sight or sound of the mighty waterway, it is a biking, hiking or jogging event which will pull you back time and time again. The Great River Trail is one of the many partners making up the 475 miles Grand Illinois Trail. This lengthy trail from the shores of the Mississippi to the beaches of Lake Michigan loops around Northern Illinois and offers outstanding vistas of both metropolitan and rural settings. In Rock Island County, the trail passes by such sites as the Rock Island Arsenal, the Quad City Botanical Center, Sylvan Island and The Mark of the Quad Cities.
The Great River Road
Parallels the Mississippi River from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Over 3000 miles of federal, state and county roads make up the Great River Road and meander through woodlands, farmlands and river towns, north-south through the heart of our vast country. The Great River Road in Illinois was designated a federal Scenic Byway in the year 2000. The Illinois portion of the byway follows Route 84 and Illinois 92 along the River in Rock Island County. Water recreation, sports, cruises and historical areas are featured in the county. The historic Rock Island Arsenal and Civil War Confederate Prisoners Cemetery share an island in the river with the Corps of Engineers and Dam #15 Visitor Center. The Quad City area is one of the largest metropolitan concentrations on this portion of the Mississippi River.
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club
If you are looking for high quality bicycles and biking supplies, take a look at ABikeStore.com. You will find a great selection of Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes, Beach Cruisers, BMX Bikes, and Folding Bikes, as well as bicycle trailers , and bike carriers .
Illinois Golf Courses
Hillsdale Rd., 2 miles east of Port Byron. 309-523-2664. Par 71 - 6,107 yards
South off Wolfe Rd., 4 miles east of Colona. 309-441-5272
Rt. 6 east of Geneseo, 309-944-5418
Monmouth Park, Monmouth 309-734-9968
Hubbard Rd., East Moline, 2 miles east of Hampton. 309-496-2434. Par 72 - 6,338 yards
Governor's Driving Range and Learning Center
2180 53rd St., Moline 309-797-8384
IL. 94, 22 miles south of Aledo, 309-582-5641. Par 72 - 6,492 yards
35th St. West Rock Island, 309-787-5814. Par 72 - 6,487 yards
16260 E. 350th St., Orion, 309-526-8700
Indian Bluff Rd., Milan 309-799-3868. Par 70 - 5,674 yards
3101 38th St., Rock Island, 309-788-2267. Par 69 - 5,770 yards
TPC at Deere Run
Silvis, Par 71, 7100 yards
South of Rt. 150, west of Alpha 309-872-5321
Iowa Golf Course
Credit Island Park Dr., Davenport, IA. 319-326-7820. 9 holes, par 34 - 2,632 yards
Locust and Marlow, Davenport. 319-326-7824. Par 70 - 5,700 yards
Wisconsin & W. Locust, Davenport 319-326-7825. Par 72 - 6,500 yards
I-80 & Middle Rd., Bettendorf. 319-332-5616. Par 70 - 5,800 yards
U.S. 67 near LeClaire. 319-289-4653. 9 holes, par 36 - 2,950 yards
2100 block Middle Rd., Bettendorf 319-332-8296. Par 71 - 6,800 yards
1151 E. Iowa, Eldridge. 319-285-8119. 9 holes, par 36 - 3,120 yards
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Scott County Park, Long Grove, 563-328-3280
3947 Moencks Road, Bettendorf. 319-332-6386. 9 holes, par. 35 - 2,963 yards
Valley Golf and Recreation
6364 Northwest Blvd., Davenport. 319-391-9711. 9 holes, par 35 - 2,640 yards
Crow Valley Golf Club
6300 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA. 319-359-1676
Davenport Country Club
25500 Valley Dr. Pleasant Valley, IA. 319-332-4050
Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club
R.I. Arsenal, IL. 309-793-1601
Pinnacle Country Club
11928 Knoxville, Rd., Milan, IL. 309-787-6191
Short Hills Country Club
11th St. near 25th Ave., East Moline, IL. 309-755-0618
Oakwood Country Club
Rt. 6, Coal Valley. 309-799-3153
Geneseo Country Club
rural Geneseo, IL., 309-944-3666
4885 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport , IA 52807
D Js Body Shop Gym
2025 Jebens Ave, Davenport , IA 52804
Quad Cities Rock Gym
810 Golden Valley Dr, Bettendorf , IA 52722
Work Fitness Center
2535 Maplecrest Rd, Bettendorf , IA 52722
Work Fitness Center
Davenport , IA 52801
Bettendorf Life Fitness Center
2222 Middle Rd, Bettendorf , IA 52722
Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center
1528 3rd Ave, Rock Island , IL 61201
DePaepes Super Gym
1409 30th St, Rock Island , IL 61201
Two Rivers- YMCA
2040 53rd St, Moline , IL 61265
YWCA Of The Quad Cities
229 16th St, Rock Island , IL 61201
Morrows Academy Of Martial Arts
Davenport , IA 52801
Miletichs Martial Arts Center
810 Golden Valley Dr, Bettendorf , IA 52722
Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Team
Enjoy a water ski show by the Quad Cities Nationally Ranked Backwater Gamblers. See their website for show schedules and locations.
Quad City Mallards
United League Hockey Team. See the Mallards play at the Mark of The Quad Cities.
Swing of the Quad Cities Baseball Team
The Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins . See them play in Historic John O'Donnell Stadium.
Quad City Steam Wheelers
The Quad Cities Arena Football Team. See the high action games in the Mark of the Quad Cities.
Longview Park Aquatic Center White Water Junction Rock Island , IL 61201
8228 S Fairmont St, Davenport , IA 52801
Riverside Park & Riverslide
3300 5th Ave, Moline , IL 61265
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