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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Santa Surprises with Rock Island Parks and Recreation


Santa & Swim, Letters from Santa, Santa Visits and more...

     Outside might be cold but inside RIFAC Santa is soaking up the sun! On Sunday, December 2nd at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center come to Santa & Swim and enjoy Hawaiian crafts and a visit with Santa, then go jump in the pool and have some fun. This program is for ages 10 and under. Children less than 48” must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. (Accompanied adults are free). Register in advance for one of the following times: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (code 7853), or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (code 7971). Registration fee is $5.00.

     Would your little one like a letter from Santa? Let Santa tell your children they’ve been good, but need to clean their room more. Have Santa compliment good grades or an accomplishment! Registration fee is $5.00. Call (309) 732-7275 or register online at to register and fill out a form with info about your child. Deadline to register is December 8th.

     Santa visits make family get-togethers and parties extra memorable. Registration begins November 26th. Santa will be available through December 24th. Call (309) 732-7275 for reservations. Rock Island visits only on Christmas Eve. Fees start at $50.00.

     As you are pondering what to buy your loved ones, don’t forget that we have holiday gift cards available! We have many special interest, sports, and fitness classes to learn or try something new. Sometimes the gift of an experience can last much longer than a present opened and forgotten. Maybe they would like to play some rounds at Highland or Saukie Golf Course, splash down a slide at Whitewater Junction next summer, or take a relaxing soak in the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center hot tub!

     For the golfer on your shopping list, RIFAC will also have golf merchandise for sale including gloves, hats, shirts, and golf balls. Purchase a 2019 season pass and lock in 2018 rates. Visit Rock Island Parks and Recreation at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center: 4303 24th Street, Rock Island. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Call (309) 732-7275 for more information.


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