Quad Cities area pools, beaches set to open for summer season

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Published: May. 17, 2023 at 9:20 AM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) - Quad Cities area pools are set to open for the summer season.

Don’t see pool hours for your area pool, send information to news@kwqc.com.

Altoona, Adventure Bay

The unofficial start to summer is here and Adventureland Resort has announced its reopening the Adventure Bay water park on Saturday, May 27.

Buffalo Shores Park:

Buffalo Shores Park will not be ready for Memorial Day weekend, according to park crews. They say the park is still undergoing cleanup efforts from the Mississippi River flooding.

Davenport Aquatic Facilities:

The Annie Wittenmyer Aquatic Center and Fejervary Aquatic Center will kickoff their 2023 season on June 2, but according to Davenport Parks and Recreation, the official facility schedule has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be released later on this week.

Annie Wittenmyer Aquatic Center is located at 2828 Eastern Avenue, Davenport Iowa, and the Fejervary Aquatic Center is located at 1900 Telegraph Road, Davenport, Iowa.

Muscatine Aquatic Center:

The Muscatine Aquatic Center is set to open for the 2023 swim season on May 27 from noon - 8 p.m. The aquatic center will be closed on May 28. The pool will reopen on Memorial Day, May 29, from 12 to 8 p.m. The pool will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. starting June 1, weather permitting.

To schedule a party, purchase a season pass or ask questions about the Muscatine Aquatic Center, please contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at 563-263-0241.

Scott County Park pool:

The Scott County Park pool will be open for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29 from noon - 7 p.m., the Scott County Conservation Board said.

The pool will then be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. June 3 until Aug. 13.

The pool is located in Scott County Park, 18850 270th Street, Eldridge, Iowa.

West Lake Park:

The West Lake Park Boathouse will be open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. for the summer on the weekends on May 20 and 21, and 27-29, the Scott County Conservation Board said. The boathouse will be opening daily starting June 3 until Aug. 13.

The beach will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on May 27-29, and daily starting June 3 until Aug. 13. According to the Scott County Conservation website, new this year there will be an inflatable waterpark.

The Scott County Conservation Board said if staffing allows the boathouse and the beach will be open for weekends after Aug. 13 until Labor Day.

The boathouse and beach are located at West Lake Park, 14910 110th Avenue, Davenport, Iowa.

Whitewater Junction:

Whitewater Junction will open for the 2023 summer season on May 27, according to the City of Rock Island.

Whitewater will be open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday -Sunday and holidays. From Aug. 14-Sept. 4, the pool will be closed Monday through Thursday.

The first event of the season will be the Back to Pool Bash on Monday, June 5 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of the beginning of summer break, including a live DJ and fun games.

Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up and $7 for ages 3 to 11. Children age 2 and under are free with a paid adult. Specials during the season will include, free child admission with each paid adult until 2 p.m. Mondays, half off school staff Tuesdays, and half off for Veterans and Active Military.

The tube and body slides will be turned off when the plunge pool will be open for volleyball, basketball, swimming, or water walking Monday through Thursday 1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 5-6 p.m.

Private cabanas are available for rental and include drink and food vouchers. Other rental options include party packages to host birthday parties or gatherings, and private rentals for after-hour group parties. Visit www.rigov.org/wwj for rates. Email wwjrentals@rigov.org or call (309) 732-7275 (option 1).

City of Galesburg Aquatic Facilities:

City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation outdoor aquatic facilities will open for the summer season on May 27.

Lakeside Water Park, located at 1033 South Lake Storey Road, will open for the summer season on May 27. The water park is open Monday - Thursday from noon - 4:30 p.m., and Friday - Sunday from noon - 7 p.m. The water park will not be open for general open swim on District #205 school days.

Admission is $7 Monday - Thursday, and $8 on Friday - Sunday. Multi-pass punchcards and season passes are also available. More details, including information on water park rentals, and season passes can be found on the city’s website.

Lake Storey Beach and Park, located at 1572 Machen Drive, is open for swimming and boating from Memorial Day - Labor Day weekend. Lake Storey Beach is an unguarded “swim at your own risk” facility, with no lifeguards present. The beach and locker room facilities are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Swimming is only permitted during the listed open hours, and only in the designated roped-off area. Anyone under the age of 16 must be supervised by someone 16 years of age or older.

Dogs are prohibited from the beach area. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited anywhere in Lake Storey Park.

Boat rentals are available from noon - 7 pm., with the last boat departures at 5:45 p.m. Rental options include paddleboats, single kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards. More information on Lake Storey Beach and boat rentals can be found on the city’s website.

Personal canoes, kayaks, jon boats, and small sailboats may be utilized on the lake for free, as long as they are registered with the Illinois Department of Conservation. The City of Galesburg only allows electric trolling motors on Lake Storey, gas-power motors may not be used. Kayak launches are available at the beach or east boat ramp. Lake Storey Park also offers outdoor exploration with wooded trails and a paved multi-use path for walking and biking.

Wading Pools and Splash Pads; The City of Galesburg offers free wading pools and splash pads at several parks, which are also set to open Memorial Day weekend. Wading pools are located at Lincoln Park, O.N.Custer Park, and H.T.Custer Park. Splash pads are available at Rotary Park and Kiwanis Park. More information on City of Galesburg parks and the amenities available at each can be found on the city’s website.

Lakeside Makos Swim Team will be from May 30-July 11, for anyone 5-18 years at Lakeside Water Park.

This summer swim program is focused on skill development, character development, competitive swim skills, and summer fun. Swimmers do not need previous experience, but they do need to be able to swim 25 yards. Swim practice and home meets are held at Lakeside Water Park. Registration cost is $130 per swimmer, and $125 for each additional swimmer by May 31, and includes entry into all local swim meets, a Lakeside Splashzone Water Park membership, and a team t-shirt.

Call 309-345-368 for registration and more information, or register here.