Take time to play in Moline parks! Bring your lawn chair or blanket to Stephens Square Park to enjoy live music and dancing during the free summer concert series. Riverside Park, home of the Riverside Family Aquatic Center, features the area’s only SCS water playground and the ever-popular Riverside Riverslides. Historic Prospect Park offers pond fishing, a new tournament grade disc golf course, Trinity fitness trails and a newly restored turn-of-the-century pavilion. Greenvalley Sports Complex–with its acres of baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields and cricket field–provides a hub of activity for youth and adult sports leagues.
One of Moline’s biggest draws is Ben Butterworth Parkway, a four-mile-long recreation trail that graces the banks of the Mississippi River. Two major biking trails, both accessible from Ben Butterworth Parkway, intersect the area. The Great River Trail, winding along the Mississippi in both Illinois and Iowa, as well as the American Discovery Trail, which is a coast-to-coast trail crossing the Government Bridge, are key draws for bicycle enthusiasts.
The Mississippi River is a source for year-round activity including fishing, boating and waterskiing. The Channel Cat Water Taxi supplies daily service across the river to five different ports. The Celebration Belle, the area’s non-gaming riverboat, docks in Moline and offers sightseeing and dinner cruises.
Area golfers enjoy top-flight courses including the Tournament Players Club (TPC) at Deere Run, which hosts the annual PGA tour event the John Deere Classic.
Moline residents enjoy a new, state-of-the-art library that offers a vast collection of print and nonprint materials; wireless access and cabling technology; word processing and Internet computers; meeting rooms; art displays; programs for children, teens and adults; a coffee shop; and more.