A nice run combining pleasant residential streets in historic districts and parks in downtown Davenport & Rock Island. Use our mapped route as a guideline for creating your own route.
Davenport Side: On the north side of the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport, there’s nice running around the Hamburg Historic District, north of 4th St., between N Marquette and N Harrison. Then, head north using for ~1.5 miles using N Ripley St. to Vander Veer Botanical Park. There’s a nice 0.5 mile loop path around the historical gardens of this circa-1885 park. There are some pleasant streets in the Columbia Ave. Historical District just north of there, and Junge Park & Duck Creek Trail Parkway path 0.5 miles north.
Use Centennial Bridge or Arsenal Bridge to cross the river.
Rock Island Side: From downtown Rock Island, run ~1 mile south along 20th St., through the Broadway Historic District, to the Highland Park Historic District. Enjoy some of the nice streets in this area between Hauberg Estate Park and Longview Park. You can also do a 1/2 mile loop in Longview Park. There’s a running track at Almquist Field, 0.8 miles south of Longview Park (use 17th St.).
Add-Ons: Trails along both sides of the Mississippi, Duck Creek Trail just north of Vander Veer Botanical Park.
- Create your own route, using our map as a guideline. Combining all would be ~10 miles
- Either downtown Davenport or Rock Island
- Use Centennial Bridge to cross between Davenport & Rock Island