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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Phase 3 COVID-19 Update


As we approach Phase 3 - Recovery in the State plan to restore Illinois, the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department is making plans in accordance with the Governor’s guidelines. Phase 3 is tentatively scheduled to begin May 29th. If Phase 3 is put in place, the Department will begin modified programming for groups up to 10 people.

The following activities will be offered: mini youth sports skills outdoor camps (including basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, pickleball, and cross country/running,), outdoor land fitness classes held at local parks (including Zumba, Pilates, Stability Ball, Yoga, Beginner Fitness, PiYo, Turbo Kick, Insanity Live, Transform Live, Forever Fit, and more), youth and adult golf lessons, virtual concerts, and a free outdoor Drive-In Movie scheduled for June 13th. Adventure Camp will begin outdoors on June 1st, and Preschool Camp will begin on June 8th. All programs will be limited to small groups and have safety guidelines in place.

Registration begins for these programs on Tuesday, May 26th online at or by calling (309) 732-7275 weekdays between 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The Department will also expand upon the golfing guidelines that are currently in place. The Highland Springs driving range and practice facilities will open, foursomes will now be permitted as well as carts with one person per cart, or immediate household per cart.

Unfortunately, shelter rentals, community events, fitness centers and aquatic centers are not currently allowed to open in Phase 3. Plans are being developed to restore these services at levels determined by the state as part of Phase 4 when groups of 50 may gather. Rock Island Parks and Recreation staff is prepared to resume programming as soon as possible as more information and guidance is issued each day.

Please continue to follow our social media and website to keep up to date on all of our recreational offerings and most recent information. We will continue to serve our community and look forward to safely expanding services as we progress through the different phases to restore Illinois.

If you have any questions please email Rock Island Parks and Recreation at

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