Veterans Memorial Park sign

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:

  • Complete the River Overlook
  • Complete the crushed limestone circular walking path
  • Complete the permanent brick paver walk
  • Complete the asphalt connector path from the Flag Pole area to the River Overlook
  • Complete the concrete Bike path between the Rover Overlook and the railing along the Mississippi River.
  • It is also in the plans to complete an amphitheater in this phase of the upgrade in 2022

Phase II b:
In the Spring of 2023, the 8’x40’ Mural will be installed (see picture on the home page).
Also, 14 Educational signs (12 signs that are 20”x32”, and two that are 4’x8’) will be installed along the walking trail.
The signs will have pictures and descriptions of the six branches of the military (including Space Force), along with seven signs with info and pictures of some of the wars the US has been involved, and a large sign with information about the Rock Island Arsenal Military base.

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

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Veterans Memorial Park sign