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Recreation Programs

Adult Soccer League

Davenport Parks and Recreation offers a variety of recreation programs throughout the year. Each year we issue a Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Recreation Guide with seasonal events, activities and classes for the entire family. You can browse and download our current online Recreation Guide for more details about the current season's offerings as well as information about hosting a special gathering in our outdoor and indoor spaces.  You can see a  full list of current season offerings and register online as well.

Community Special Events


Davenport Junior Theatre's Mainstage Shows

Imagine That!

Join Rapunzel for the musical adventure that time forgot! Locked away in her tower, Rapunzel makes plans with her friend Daphne to escape the tower. Rapunzel’s Aunt Zelda, however, will do all she can to keep her there. Imagine That! is a celebration production for Davenport Junior Theatre honoring its 70 years of making Theatre for Kids, by Kids.

Multiple dates and times to choose from.

Friday, 6/24 | 6:30PM
Saturday, 6/25 | 10AM
Sunday, 6/26 | 2PM or 4PM
Ages: All ages
Location: Davenport Junior Theatre
Fees: Free

Learn more about the Parks and Recreation theatre, dance and performing arts classes at the Davenport Junior Theatre here.

Party in the Park

The City of Davenport is happy to announce the return of Party in the Park for 2022! The two-hour events will run 5:30- 7:30PM on select Thursdays June 9 through August 18.

Party in the Park attendees can enjoy food, entertainment, and activities for the whole family! These events are a great opportunity to meet fellow residents, learn more about surrounding neighborhoods, and engage with local elected officials. Members from city staff will be in attendance to discuss concerns and opportunities facing the community and how residents can get involved in their neighborhood.



June 9 | Herington Park 

June 16 | Jersey Farms Park

June 30 | Van Buren Park 

July 7 | Marquette Park 

July 21 | Duck Creek Park 

August 11 | Ridgeview Park 

August 18 | Emeis Park


Movies in the Park

Back by popular demand - Davenport Parks and Recreation is excited to present FREE Movies in the Park! Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic to enjoy a family-friendly evening under the stars. Food sales and free activities will begin at 6PM; movie begins at sunset. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled. Cancellations will be made by 3PM, the day of the movie. All ages!

Fejervary Park:
Friday, RESCHEDULED | Onward

Annie Wittenmyer Complex:
Friday, 8/5 | Wizard of Oz

Fejervary Family Fun Days

Select third Saturdays between May through October Fejervary Learning Center will host free family activities. Each day will have a special theme to make each one different and unique. We will be hosting family activities, local vendors, nature crafts, and more!

Saturdays | 12-3PM
6/18 | Kick-Off to Summer
8/20 | Back 2 School Bash
9/17 | Healthy Family Day
10/15 | Harvest Fest
Ages: All ages
Location: Fejervary Learning Center
Fees: Free

YouthFest 2022

Explore the natural play features while enjoying music and visiting with over 30 vendors promoting fun-filled summer activities! YouthFest is a yearly celebration sponsored by Davenport Parks and Recreation and Davenport Community Schools to encourage youth involvement in constructive summer activities. Participants will enjoy hands-on games, activities, and interactive displays. End the day cooling off at Fejervary Pool - general admission prices apply for the pool.

Wednesday, 7/13 | 8:30AM-2PM
Ages: All ages
Location: Fejervary Learning Center
Fees: Free

Aquatic Center Holiday Celebrations

Celebrate two special holidays this summer with Davenport Parks and Recreation at both of our aquatic centers, Annie Wittenmyer Aquatic Center & Fejervary Aquatic Center!


Celebrate Father’s Day with a splash by cooling off at the pool!
Sunday, 6/19 | 1-7PM
Fees: Dads are free


Join us as we celebrate the birth of our nation!
Monday, 7/4 | 1-7PM
Fees: $10 per family (maximum of 5 people per family)

Red, White and Boom!

See the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River! Play with Davenport Parks and Recreation at LeClaire Park in the Kids Zone from 6-9PM. Tune into 97x and listen to this year’s fireworks soundtrack! Learn more by visiting

Sunday, 7/3 | 6-11PM (Fireworks begin at 9:30PM)
Ages: All ages
Davenport Viewing areas: LeClaire Park, Quinlan Court, Bechtel Park, Freight House Farmers Market, Modern Woodmen Park
Fees: Free

Classes & Programs

Rec Program Dance Class

Adaptive & Inclusive

Adaptive and Inclusive programs provide recreation opportunities for person with special needs, including those with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.  Persons with special needs are encouraged to participate in any of the programs offered by Davenport Parks and Recreation. These programs are offered in structured, success-oriented environments in areas of sports & fitness, arts, independent living skills, social activities and special events. Registration is required for participation and class size is limited to assure quality instruction.

Current Season Programs

Learn to Swim: Aquatics Program

Davenport Parks and Recreation offers American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Classes. For every level of Learn-to-Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
Learn more about the Learnt to Swim program and class levels here.

Current Season Programs

Spring & Summer Camps

Davenport Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of camps for youth of all ages and interests. Davenport Junior Theatre hosts a series of performing arts camps in the spring and summer. In addition, we have Adventure Camps which run 7:30am to 5:30pm all summer long providing out-of-school time supervision in an interactive, fun atmosphere that includes games, activities and field trips. 

Performing Arts Camps

Adventure Camp


Family & Wellness

Family and wellness classes strive to encourage the community to reach their health and wellness goals, through a variety of programming for the mind, body, and spirit.

Please join us for any of our wellness programs, open to all without regard to previous level of fitness or activity.

Current Season Programs - Wellness

Current Season Programs - Family

Davenport Junior Theatre - Performing Arts

Vital to a healthy community, the Performing Arts develop imagination, physical technique and social skills for all. From theater to dance to clowning, all these areas provide tools that can be applied to any social setting or profession.  Sign up for any of our exciting programs and begin the adventure!

Current Season Programs

Sports Leagues

Playing sports is an excellent way to have fun! But did you know that sports also have many other benefits? Physical benefits such as staying in shape and maintaining a healthy body image. Social benefits including spending time with friends and making new ones. Personal benefits like stress relief, increasing self discipline and learning healthy habits. Every different sport has something new to teach us.

Sports leagues are aimed at youth and adults interested in recreational play that is fun and competitive. Registration is on a per team basis with a team manager being the main point of contact. Sports offered include soccer (indoor and outdoor), Volleyball, Softball, and Bags!
For scheduling information after registration visit: Team Sideline Davenport

Youth Sports

Davenport Parks and Recreation Youth Sports is a recreational sports program run voluntarily by parents and other community members, provides a quality program that is open to all boys and girls, Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade, in the Quad Cities. It is geared toward the player, with emphasis on teaching the rules and fundamentals of the game. We strive to encourage growth through learning, stress sportsmanship and the importance of being part of a team.

Current Season Programs

Learn to Skate: Ice Skating Program

The River’s Edge Learn to Skate program offers a variety of classes for people of all ages seeking to learn a new sport. Our eight-week seasonal sessions run year-round. We offer beginner snowplow, basic skills, free skate, hockey, and adult classes at an affordable price. Group lessons take place on Monday mornings, Thursday evenings, or Saturday mornings. Students register to attend only one day each week but can register for both days if you’d wish to receive more instruction time. All of our instructors are Safe Sport certified and professionally accredited through Learn to Skate USA.

Current Season Programs

Nature & Garden

Nature and Garden provide environmental friendly programming from toddlers to senior citizens to create environmental stewardship through active participation in a sustainable way through nature and garden experiences through our Davenport parks and natural areas.

Current Season Programs


Three golf courses to choose from! Learning more or book a tee time at Golf Davenport!


6364 Northwest Blvd 563-386-0348
Red Hawk is a 9-hole golf course and offers programs for golfers from all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and skills levels. Minimum age for play on 18-hole and 9-hole courses is anyone of school age. 9-hole rates are available for play for anyone at any time. Red Hawk Golf Course and Learning Center is also a First Tee Quad Cities site. Learn more about the First Tee program by visiting


3000 E. Locust Street 563-326-7824
Duck Creek is a beautiful 18-hole golf course popular with all skill levels and is 5,759 yards long and plays to a par of 70. Minimum age for play on 18-hole and 9-hole courses is 8 years old. 9-hole rates on weekends in the afternoon.


4500 W. Central Park Avenue 563-326-7825
Emeis Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole, 6,500 yard course that plays to a par of 72. Minimum age for play on 18-hole and 9-hole courses is 8 years old. 9-hole rates on weekends in the afternoon. New for 2022 at Emeis, First Tee will begin offering youth lessons this Spring!