Summer is here! The thermometer has hit 90 degrees and it’s hot and muggy. Preparing for the dog days of summer, we have put together a guide to the splash parks, pools, and beaches around the Quad Cities. The Quad Cities offers several family-friendly places for water fun. Many of them are completely free!
Check out this list to find a splash pad, swimming pool or beach near you!
Schweibert Riverfront Park – Want amazing views of the Mississippi River and Arsenal Island while you cool off? This place is fantastic and my kids favorite splash pad. 100 17th Street • Rock Island, Illinois
Milan Sprayground – Located in Dickson Park in Milan, Illinois this sprayground has various height water spouts that spray at you. Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm daily. 315 East 4th Avenue • Milan, Illinois
Bettendorf Family Museum – The water play area out back at the Family Museum isn’t meant for the kids to get wet in, but for some reason my children always leave drenched. With lots of faucets, tubs, and water toys the children can explore and get close with water. A fabulous extension to the many exhibits inside the Family Museum. 2900 Learning Campus Dr • Bettendorf, Iowa
Quad City Botanical Center – The NEW children’s garden addition includes a splash park area complete with a pint-size version of the Mississippi River. 2525 4th Avenue • Rock Island Illinois
Centennial Park – The Spray Park at Centennial Park is available from 10am to sunset. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend this FREE water feature offers public restrooms, picnic tables, and large grassy areas to dry off afterwards. 315 S Marquette St • Davenport, Iowa
Riverfront Park – Located along the Mississippi River in Muscatine this is the perfect place to get a little wet. Grandview Avenue • Muscatine, Iowa
Splash Landing – Zero entry pool with slides, diving board, and lap swimming lanes. A separate area for toddlers is complete with water features and a sand area. General Admission: Patrons 3 and Older: $6.00 from 11:30-3:30pm, $3.00 from 3:30-5:00pm and from 6:30-8:00pm 2220 23rd St • Bettendorf, IA 52722
Riverside Aquatic Center – This interactive water play ground is fun for the whole family. This pool includes zero depth entry and lap pool. Hours are Tuesday – Thursday 12:00pm to 6:00pm,
Friday – Monday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm. General Admission $4.00 and Children 3 & under $1.00. 3300 5th Ave • Moline, IL
Scott County Pool – Pool and spray pad all in one. The Scott County Pool has a separate baby pool and 2 large water slides. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends hours are 10 am – 8pm and Weekday hours are Noon – 8pm 270th St 18850 • Eldridge, IA
Whitewater Junction – This is a zero-depth to 9 feet deep pool Open May 23 – August 16 Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 17 Street and 18 Avenue • Rock Island, IL
Muscatine Aquatic Center -This facility features 5 slides (2 drop slides, 1 family slide and 2 long slides), a zero depth entry area, interactive play structure with kid slide and spray features. Open 12 – 8 everyday. 1 Park Drive • Muscatine, IA 52761
Why yes, we DO have beaches in Iowa! West Lake Beach is a local treat. Located in the heart of West Lake Park. it is a great place to get your feet in the sand without leaving the QC. Staffed by lifegaurds, the beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends from 10:00am – 8:00pm, and weekdays 11:00am – 8:00pm. Cost for daily use is Adults (18 and over) $4 and Children (17 & under) $3. 14910 110th Ave • Davenport, Iowa
What’s your family’s favorite local watering hole?
Have a Safe and Fun summer!