While it may seem as if the rain will never stop, warmer days and sunshine lie ahead, and area pools and spray parks are ready for the season.
From waterslides and diving boards to spray pads and kiddie pools, there's something for everyone throughout the Quad-Cities. Snag some sunblock and towels; gather your friends and family; and prepare for some fun.
Here’s a roundup of area pools, their hours and admission fees:
Whitewater Junction, Rock Island
Whitewater Junction, at 17th Street and 18th Avenue in Longview Park, is open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
It features a zero-depth to 9-foot pool, four waterslides (including a tube slide), two drop slides, and a slide for toddlers.
Admission is $9, free for children 2 and younger who are accompanied by an adult.
A free spray park also is available in Rock Island at Schwiebert Riverfront Park on the riverfront between 17th and 20th streets. It is open daily from sunrise until 10 p.m.
For more information, call 309-732-7946 or visit rigov.org or its Facebook page.
John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center, Geneseo
The center, at 501 E. North St., Geneseo, offers a free splash pad that is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays through Fridays, and from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays. The rest of the facility is open from noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 6 p.m. the rest of the week.
Admission is $7, free for kids 2 and younger.
The center also features a six-lane lap pool, a drop slide, two diving boards, a climbing wall, an activity pool with zero-depth entry, and more.
For more information, visit geneseoparkdistrict.org/aquatic-center.
Riverside Family Aquatic Center, Moline
Riverside Family Aquatic Center, at 3300 5th Ave., Moline, will open on June 1. It will be open from noon to 5 p.m. June 1 and 2, and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. June 3-7. Beginning June 8, the facility will be open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. It also is available for rentals from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
The pool has no major waterslides or diving boards.
Admission is $5, $1 for children 3 and younger. A family rate for a maximum of five people also is available for $3 each.
For more information, visit moline.il.us/124/Riverside-Aquatics-Center.
East Moline Municipal Pool
From June 1 through Aug. 4, the East Moline Municipal pool at 4011 Archer Drive will be open daily from noon to 5 p.m., and also from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for those who are 17 and younger or 60 and older.
For more information, visit bit.ly/2Whqnqv.
Park District Pool, Aledo
The Park District Pool, located on Southeast 2nd Avenue in Aledo, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. daily, and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. It features one diving board and a kiddie pool.
Admission is $5, free for children 5 and younger.
For more information, call 309-582-5101.
Dickson Park Milan Sprayground
The spray ground at 301 E. 4th Ave., Milan, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, June 1 through Aug. 4.
Admission is $3 per person, free for children 2 and younger. Special events and group parties also are available.
For more information, call 309-787-1543 or 309-787-8510.
Splash Landing Aquatic Center, Bettendorf
Splash Landing Aquatic Center, 2220 23rd St., Bettendorf, will open Monday, May 27. The pool, which has water slides, a diving board, a toddler pool area and more, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Admission is $6, free for kids 2 and younger.
For more information, visit bettendorf.org.
Davenport spray parks, aquatic centers and pools
In Davenport, there are four spray parks, two aquatic centers and one pool:
- Dohse Pool, 622 S. Concord St.
- Fejervary Family Aquatic Center, 1900 Telegraph Road.
- Annie Wittenmyer Family Aquatic Center, 2816 Eastern Ave.
- Centennial Park Spray Park, 315 S. Marquette St.
- Cork Hill Spray Park, 1100 Farnam St.
- Goose Creek Spray Park, 6000 Scott St.
- Petersen Park Spray Park, 3005 W. Central Park Ave.
For hours and admission fees, call 563-328-7275.