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Letters to the North Pole

'Tis the Season! Your favorite Parks and Recreation department is working with the Big Guy (AKA Santa) and his helpers this season! Santa's helpers are hard at work helping him get ready for Christmas Eve night, but they want to hear from YOU! Kids of all ages can drop off Letters to the North Pole at 3 Davenport Parks and Recreation locations. In the week leading up to Christmas, keep an eye on your mailbox for a response from one of Santa's helpers!

 Dates: Saturday, November 26-Thursday, December 15


  •  Inside The River's Edge │ 700 W River Drive
  • Fejervary Learning Center (outside the Holiday Lights Display) │ 1800 W 12th Street
  • Inside Vander Veer Conservatory │ 215 W Central Park Ave

Holiday Light Displays!

It's that time of light displays in Davenport Parks! Learn more by visiting the Holiday Lights Display page.

Open House Showings for Credit Island Lodge and Duck Creek Lodge!

Interested in reserving either of our two lodges for your special occasion but would like to see it before reserving? Staff will be onsite each week to open the Credit Island and Duck Creek Lodges for viewings.  No need to schedule a showing or let us know you are coming, simply drop by the lodge based on the schedule below.
Credit Island Lodge: Thursdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Duck Creek Lodge: Mondays 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Davenport Urban Deer Hunt

The City of Davenport’s 2022 – 2023 Urban Deer Hunt season will open September 17, 2022 and close January 10, 2023. 

Due to safety concerns for hunters, residents, and staff it has been determined the Urban Deer Hunt program will be modified for this season and moving forward.

  • Hunting on public lands, which includes all City parks, will no longer be authorized through the program. Hunting on private land will still be authorized within City limits.
  • There will no longer be an in-person deer harvest check-in option at The River’s Edge. All deer harvest check-ins will be reported virtually to the City of Davenport within 24 hours via email to [email protected].

Alert Iowa-Stay Connected!

To ensure you are receiving the latest program, park and facility alerts and notifications from Davenport Parks and Recreation you will need to create an account with Alert Iowa. Alert Iowa is a system used across the state so you can sign-up for alerts and notifications with other agencies, such as the National Weather Service, and communities in Scott County all with one log-in to keep you connected and informed. 
Inclement weather and program cancellations will be sent out via Alert Iowa, sending phone, text, and e-mail alerts directly to your device. Please sign-up today to stay connected!

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Parks & Recreation
700 W River Drive
Davenport, IA52802

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