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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 

2014 & 2015 Open for Reservations
The shelters are available for rental after April 1 each year.

To inquire about Schwiebert Riverfront Park Event Rentals including Festivals, Concerts & Weddings contact: Jennifer Klinefelter,Community Recreation Assistant Manager at 309-732-7439 or email klinefelter.jennifer@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
9/25/2014
6:00 Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza and Bent River Beer Garden 7:00 - 9:00 Concert
Thursday Night Groove Concert
This week's Groove Concert Series features music from the Ellis Kell Band, and is presented by Rock Island Happy Joe's.
9/27/2014
Amazing Race 10:00 - 4:00 pm 3:30 Post Race Concert
The Amazing Race & Post Concert
Are you up for a challenge? The 1st Annual Amazing Race is a course around the city designed to push participants out of their comfort zone in search of clues, completing challenges (mental & physical) and most of all having fun! Teams of 2-5 will compete starting from the Park and “racing” around Rock Island. To advance to the next checkpoint, team will have to complete a “challenge” in order to get their next clue. Some checkpoints will be judged and some checkpoints will be an activity that must be completed. At least one member of the team must have a driver’s license and their own transportation to get the team from checkpoint to checkpoint and a digital camera (or phone with photo capabilities). Amazing Race is suitable for families but children under the age of 10 and guests with limited mobility will find this program too strenuous.
10/2/2014
6:00 Rock Island Happy Joe's Pizza and Bent River Beer Garden 7:00 - 9:00 Concert
Thursday Night Groove Concert
This week's Groove Concert Series features music from The Tailfins, and is presented by Rock Island Happy Joe's.