Pool Day Fun

The sun is shining down, and the heat is a’blazin’! In the Midwest, you know it is the heat of the summer and it’s not going to cool down anytime soon — so where does that leave us? Ready for a day at the pool! 

White Water Junction – The jungle gym of Quad Cities waterparks, White Water Junction has been the favorite among kids, parents and teens since its opening in 2003. This summer should be no different. Join in the water park fun at the Rock Island swimming pool Monday through Friday 11 AM – 8 PM, and weekends from 10 AM – 6 PM. Daily admissions are as follows: 3 and older $8.00, 2 and under free with paid adult. You can see the other swimming packages here.

Whitewater JunctionSplash Landing – Equipped with diving boards, water slides and water geysers, this Bettendorf water park is filled with fun for everyone from children to adults. Hours and prices are varied and can be found on the city website here.

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Riverside Aquatic Center – This summer, spend some time relaxing at Riverside Aquatic Center. Located in central Moline, it is easy access on a warm summer afternoon, so get ready, and lounge poolside. Hours vary, so check out all of the hours and details here.

Riverside Aquatics Center

Milan Spraygrounds – Got a toddler who isn’t quite ready for the pool? Or a kid who loves sprinklers versus deep waters? Look no further than the Milan Spraygrounds for this family fun. It can be more fun than the pool as you chase the kids through mountains of waterfalls and splash among ground sprinklers. The park at 315 4th Ave. E, Milan, is open 12-6 daily.

Fejervary Park & Aquatic Center – Iowa has the pool game down with another location in the city of Davenport. Check out what it has to offer over at the City of Davenport website here. The pool is open 8-6 daily. 


DeWitt Aquatic Center — Small town charm is the name of the game with the DeWitt Aquatic Center. Only minutes away from the delicacy of a small town ice cream shop, and equipped with slides and includes lap times, pools, diving board, child-friendly play areas and so much more. Check out the website for hours and fees.



About the author

Katy Williams A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a K-4 ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her fiance and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. She will be getting married to her fiance, Austin, in May 2019. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU.

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