Park Site Development

Phase I on Veterans Memorial Park was completed by the City of Davenport in 2011, and included site grading, the installation of road pavers and substrate, an approach walkway, and the addition of three flag poles, benches, trees, landscaping and pathway with flagpole lighting.

Photo of the flag pholes and lighting installed during phase 1 of park development

With this initial investment by the City and a publicly vetted plan developed by SmithGroup-JJR from Madison, WI, (funded by the city) and approved by the City Council, The Friends of Veterans Memorial Park (FOVMP), a 501c3 frudraising organization, formed to work with the City of Davenport and its Parks Department to raise funds to implement subsequent phases.

On March 19, 2014, a large-scale master plan and Phase II concept was officially unveiled, in the process creating a memorial that appropriately honors area veterans while also providing a destination for visitors in the area to enjoy.

Graphic showing the plan for phase two of park development

Phase II will:

  • Add parking and driveway to allow visitors better access to the memorial and keep the road away from the floodplain
  • Create special commemorative elements with additional flag poles to represent each branch of the service
  • Add benches, signs, trees, ground cover, and lighting to improve the aesthetic appeal and safety of the area

All totaled, these improvements move the project one step closer to the goal of creating a place to honor the service of our veterans in the Quad Cities.

The City of Davenport has invested the necessary resources to have completed construction plans for Phase II that are considered "shovel ready, "however financial support is still sought for the construction of Phase II to augment private funds already secured.

Once completed, Davenport Parks and Recreation will maintain the park using existing budget funds.

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