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COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures, & Updates

Parks and Recreation

💦 Splash Pads and Centennial Spray Park open this weekend!

Centennial Spray Park
Address: 315 S. Marquette St.
Our spray park at Centennial Park has 4-water features for children and parents alike to have fun playing in the water. The spray park is free and open to the public seven days a week (weather permitting). There are picnic tables and large grassy areas to dry off with restrooms nearby.
Open: through Labor Day, 10 a.m. -8 p.m.

Splash Pads
Addresses: 1100 Farnam St., 6000 Scott St., 3005 W. Central Park Ave.
Our splash pads at Cork Hill Park, Goose Creek Park, and Peterson Park offer a refreshing water features for hot days. Splash pads are free and open to the public seven days a week (weather permitting).
Open: through Labor Day, 10 a.m. -8 p.m.

As we continue the re-opening process, please remember to follow the guidance of public health officials.

PARK CLOSURES (Open ✔️ | Closed )

✔️Drinking Fountains
✔️Park Restrooms
✔️Reservable Park Shelters (New rentals only, beginning 7/1, 50% capacity)

Indoor Meeting Spaces:
❌Credit Island Lodge
✔️Duck Creek Lodge (New rentals only, beginning 7/1, 50% capacity)
✔️Roosevelt Community Center (New rentals only, beginning 7/1, 50% capacity)

Performing Arts Facilities:
✔️Nighswander Junior Theatre (Annie Wittenmyer Center)

Park Sites:
✔️Boat Ramps
✔️Dog Parks
✔️Duck Creek Stampe Lilac Gazebo
✔️Fejervary Park Nature Learning Center
✔️Vander Veer Conservatory
✔️Vander Veer Enabling Garden 

Athletic Fields/Courts/Courses:
✔️Basketball Courts
✔️Davenport Soccer Complex
✔️Disc Golf (Credit Island, Eastern Ave, Slattery)
✔️Golf (Duck Creek, Emeis, Red Hawk)
✔️Pickleball/Tennis Courts
❌Pools and Aquatic Centers (Closed for summer)
✔️Sand Volleyball Courts
✔️Softball/Baseball Fields
✔️The River's Edge


Davenport Parks and Recreation is continuing to observe the current COVID-19 health crisis and adhering to recommendations from public health authorities. As always, our primary concern is for the safety of our patrons and staff. 

Golf patrons must:
■  Practice social distancing (6 feet away)
■  Limit gathering in groups (less than 10 people)
■  Play and move on (leave after round is complete)
■  Avoid physical contact (refrain from touching one another)
■  Reside in the state of Iowa (no out-of-state residents)
Current precautionary measures in place:
■ Golfers are limited to single rider carts (unless playing with family member)
■ Each golf cart will be sprayed with disinfectant following round
■ Credit card sales only, with terminals located outside (no physical contact with cashiers)
■ Clubhouses are closed and locked
■ Restrooms are accessible from the outside only
■ Increased frequency of cleaning/disinfecting other high touch points such as countertops, credit card devices, door handles, etc.
■ Cups are filled with foam insert (no removal of flagstick)
■ Ball washers are empty to avoid any other touch points
Please call before arriving to the course: Emeis 563-326-7825 | Duck Creek 563-326-7824.

Junior Theatre 

 All Junior Theatre Summer Camps will be cancelled for Summer 2020.  This includes:

Performing Arts Camp I : Local Legends (already cancelled)
Performing Arts Camp II : Wonders of the World
Dance Camp
Performing Arts Camp III : Extreme EcoExplorers
Mini Camp : Shifting Seasons
Other Junior Theatre Opportunities
DJT’s Free Learning Channel – A free collection of theatre, dance, lessons, tours, performances, and more!  Access this anytime. 
Virtual June 4-Week Session – Starting June 1-4, we have programs in theatre & dance for kids ages 3-18 years.  ZOOM in with us and have some fun! Average cost for four week class is only $25.  We are offering 50 classes, 8 topics are all new.

Davenport public library

Davenport Public Library Reopening with Limited Service

Beginning June 8th, 2020, the Main Street Branch will be open Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Eastern and Fairmount Branches will be open regular hours. All locations will be offering limited services. At this time, the Richardson Sloane Special Collections Center will remain closed to the public.

Public computers will be available on a limited basis and must be reserved a day in advance by calling 563-326-7832. Each computer session is for an hour period and is limited to one reservation per day.

Patrons are encouraged to use Curbside Delivery at Main and Eastern and Fairmount's drive-up window to pick-up holds. Please visit Hours & Locations page to see availability. 

Additionally, the following services are unavailable:

Meeting and study rooms
TechKnow items
Instrument & board games
Community Experience passes  

Police Department
All of the following are still postponed/cancelled until further notice.

  • Ride Alongs
  • Station Tours
  • Explorer Program
  • Birthday Requests/Invites
  • Event Requests/Invites
  • Car Seat Check Events (DFD only)
Ground transportation center

Davenport CitiBus will be making a few COVID-19 related updates to services beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
CitiBus will require all passengers to wear a mask or face covering when boarding and while riding the bus to meet increasing need and ridership as school resumes. The measure is necessary for everyone's safety and meets CDC guidelines when there is an inability to socially distance at least six feet apart.
Davenport CitiBus will re-open the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) bus hub in addition to the mask requirement on busses.  Busses will no longer pick up at the temporary 2nd St staging location. Social distancing will be required inside the facility, and patrons may not stay in the facility for longer than 30 minutes. Face masks are encouraged when in the facility.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us reduce the spread of COVID-19 by traveling only when needed and taking proper precautions, such as wearing a face covering.

Find details on these alerts at

Mayor's Job Fair on April 16 postponed
Davenport U Citizen's Academy postponed

Solid Waste will begin pickup at 6:30am on regular scheduled routes


All branches closed through March 31. The drive-up window at Fairmount Branch, 3000 Fairmount St., will  be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , Monday-Saturday for hold pickups only.
All branches closed through March 31. The drive-up window at Fairmount Branch, 3000 Fairmount St., will  be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , Monday-Saturday for hold pickups only.

Davenport Parks and Recreation Closures Covid Guidlines