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Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Parks
Location: On the riverfront between 17th and 20th Streets
Rock Island, IL 
Amenities: Art sculptures, Digital playground, Fountain, Great Lawn, Observation shelter, Parking lot, Promenade, Restrooms, Stage, Triangle Lawn, Urban concrete beach, and Walk / jog path / trail
Hours: Sunrise to 10:00 pm
ADA: Yes
Link: Park Location Map
Schwiebert Riverfront Park East View

About the Park
The new park is named for former Mayor Mark Schwiebert (1989-2009) for his tireless efforts to promote public use of the riverfront.

View the Schwiebert Riverfront Park photo tour.

The Landing Boat Dock was completed in 2014.

View our online calendar with upcoming events.

Park Rental Information
Schwiebert Riverfront Park is the perfect place for a wedding, special event, other activities including picnics or parties with rental areas including: 
  • Observation shelter 
  • Stage and Great Lawn 
  • Triangle Lawn 
  • Entire park 

2015 & 2016 Now Open for Community Event Rentals.
2015 Shelter Rentals will be available after April 1.

To inquire about Schwiebert Riverfront Park Event Rentals including Festivals, Fundraisers & Concerts contact: Jennifer Klinefelter,Community Recreation Manager at 309-732-7439 or email klinefelter.jennifer@rigov.org for process & application.
For information on wedding sites, please email parkweddinginfo@rigov.org.


Parks and Recreation Department
4303 24th Street
Activity Guide Icon Rock Island, IL 61201
Ph: (309) 732-7275
Fx: (309) 732-7278
Email     ePark 

Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Saturday

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility List

Date Event Title
8/27/2015
6:00 pm Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza & Bent River Brewing Company Serving 6:30 pm Dance Lesson with QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert
Thursday Night Groove- Soul Storm
Soul Storm is made up of 8 jazzy-funky musicians who perform Pop, Rock, Soul and R&B (plus a few extras). Delivering tunes ranging from the 1960's through Today, this group of musicians puts a groove-worthy twist on some of your favorite tunes. The Soul Storm message is simple: Make good music and get people movin'!
Presented by: Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Happy Joes, and Quad City Arts
9/3/2015
6:00 pm Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza & Bent River Brewing Company Serving 6:30 pm Dance Lesson with QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert
Thursday Night Groove- Candymakers
The Candymakers are a blues band with the traditions of old-school R&B,funk and soul. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is known for its soulful male vocalists, it is anchored by the collaborative genius of its blues driven guitarist, funky rhythm section and sultry horns.
Presented by: Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Happy Joes, and Quad City Arts
9/10/2015
6:00 pm Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza & Bent River Brewing Company Serving 6:30 pm Dance Lesson with QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert
Thursday Night Groove- Funktastic 5
The Funktastic 5 is a high-energy dance and R&B group that plays music ranging from James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince to Earth, Wind, and Fire, Justin Timberlake, and Bobby Caldwell. The best local musicians in the Quad Cities, tight vocal harmonies, and crowd-pleasing shows are what sets this band apart from the rest. Voted Best Band in the Quad Cities for 5 years.
Presented by: Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Happy Joes, and Quad City Arts
9/17/2015
6:00 pm Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza & Bent River Brewing Company Serving 6:30 pm Dance Lesson with QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert
Thursday Night Groove- Machine Gun Willie
Get ready for some Rock N Roll, Blues, and 60's - 90's great music with Machine Gun Willie!
Presented by: Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Happy Joes, and Quad City Arts
9/24/2015
6:00 pm Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza & Bent River Brewing Company Serving 6:30 pm Dance Lesson with QC SoDa (Quad Cities Social Dancing) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert
Thursday Night Groove- Ellis Kell Band
Bring a lawn chair and come to Schwiebert Park to enjoy some blues with a Quad Cities favorite, The Ellis Kell Band!
Presented by: Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Happy Joes, and Quad City Arts