Credit Island – Davenport, Iowa

creditisland.jpg    Credit Island – Davenport, Iowa

This is an historic island in Davenport that is now a community park and playground. Here visitors can begin a bike outing or hiking trip on parts of the Great River Trail in Illinois and a portion of the trails that are part of a project called “River Action” in Iowa. The Quad Cities portion is called “RiverWay.” On Credit Island one can ride by an Art in the Park wooden sculpture display, which is a 3-D replica of Seurat’s painting entitled “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Playground facilities and picnic areas are available. Visitors can sit and watch the traffic on the Mississippi River.

Credit Island is one of the city’s most unique golf courses and is in fact an island in the Mississippi River. The course is an interesting 9-hole, executive type golf course which is 2,632 yards long and carries a par of 34. The park is located is southwest Davenport and is challenging for those with average skills and/or limited time. Tee times are on a first-come basis.

Admission – None

Directions – south of U. S. Highway 61, Address: 800 Credit Island Ln, Davenport , Iowa

Hours – daylight to dusk

Phone – (563) 326- 7820 (Union Station Welcome Center) or (563) 322-2969 (River Action)

Comments

  1. Unfortunately after several floods, the city has given up on the nine hole golf course. There is now a frisbe golf course there and a lot of weeds.

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