Parks and Recreation
Boat launch and retrieval sites on the Mississippi River:
10th Street North & the Mississippi River
5th Street South & the Mississippi River
Recreational Bike Trail
Kiosk and sheltered picnic site located at 6th Street South and Main Avenue on the
Mississippi River. This site also features a drinking foundation and port-a-potty.
Cordova Township Park and Civic Center
11th Street just off Illinois route 84 North
Civic Center rental information, phone: (309) 654-2272
Activities available: Playground Equipment
Sheltered and Non-sheltered picnic tables
Paved walking path with benches
Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts
Rolle Bolle court
River's Edge Park
Located on 3rd Street at the river's edge
Shelter rental available-call (309)654-2646 for further information. Activities available: Playground equipment, basketball courts, soccer nets, port-a-potty.
Located at the corner of 11th Street and Main Ave. Court. Activities available: playground equipment and port-a-potty.
Where can I ride my bike?
Illinois Mississippi River front: a 62-mile trial goes all the way from the Rock River in Sunset
Park, Rock Island on through Moline, East Moline, Hampton, Rapids City, Port Byron and
Cordova up to Thomson, Illinois. This is part of the Great River Trail
In Rock Island, the trail goes through city parks and past industrial areas, towboat moorings,
the Quad City Botanical Center and Arsenal Island with eagles galore during the winter month.
In Moline, this trail also is known as the Ralph B Birks trail, picking up at Sylvan Island at
the Rock Island border and continuing along the Ben Butterworth Parkway, with playground
equipment and duck-feeding opportunities, and past the John Deere Commons with all kinds
of attractions. Sylvan Island is an urban treasure with trails of its own, including those for
In East Moline, this trail takes riders 3.2 miles from border to border with views of the Miss-
issippi River. "The Quarter" commercial/residential development and Empire Park, with its
expensive playground equipment. A portion rides along the top of the levee that was built after
the 1965 flood to protect the former International Harvester and Deere plants.
Brochures and maps are available at the Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau,
2021-River Drive, Moline, Il or 102- S Harrison Street, Davenport and at River Action,
822 E. River Drive, Davenport, Ia.
Maps are also available at the Quad-Cities Bicycle Club website: qcbc.org.