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Updates Planned for Moline's Riverside Park

Moline Parks and Recreation Department

Director of Parks and Recreation Eric Griffith says the pool was built in 2003 and has few if any of the modern features children and families want. The tennis courts are much older, cannot be repaired any more, and must be removed and replaced.

old tennis courts behind the new pickle ball courts
Moline Parks and Recreation

"This is going to be a legacy project. I mean this is going to be here forever and we want to make sure we build the best swimming pool we can while being fiscally responsible, but bringing those kind of amenities to Moline that we haven't seen before."

Griffith says the upgrades to the pool and courts could cost about 7 million dollars.

The new pool would have slides, a splash pad, additional concession areas, lights, and a "lazy river." New courts could be built for tennis, pickle ball, or handball.

One public meeting will be held tomorrow Thursday (10/14) night at 6:30 pm at the Moline Garden Center (3450 5th Avenue), followed by a virtual meeting next Wednesday (10/20) from 6 to 7 pm.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.