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Schwiebert Riverfront Park
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 

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

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility List

Date Event Title
Red, White & BOOM!
Rock Island's family fun presenting sponsor is Rock Island Happy Joe's.
3:00pm - Inflatables ($5/wristband), Children's Activities,Food Vendors, Bent River Brewing Company Beer Garden on Great Lawn
3:30-5:30pm - Children can meet The Little Mermaid at the Park Fountain and Rapunzel at Park Playground for pictures
4:30-6pm Performance by The Country Couch Potatoes (Country & Oldies Rock Music with a comedic twist)
6:30-7:00pm Proclamation & Military Tribute
7:00-8:00 pm Performance by Smooth Groove (Popular/Dance Music)
8:00 - 8:30 pm Interactive Family Activity with Rock Island Parks and Recreation
8:30 - 9:25 pm Second Performance set by Smooth Groove
9:30pm Fireworks launched from two barges on the Mississippi River

No Outside Alcohol or Fireworks Allowed, all items subject to search
Sponsored by Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Rock Island Happy Joe's, Rock Island Animal Hospital, American Bank, Millennium Waste Inc, and Midwest Complete Construction.