One of East Moline’s newest and most popular parks, Empire is a giant wooden jungle gym that will amuse children for hours. The park features three large picnic pavilions with working electricity and nearby grills. Access to the East Moline and Hampton bike path, restrooms and rolle bolle courts complement this large park.
The East Moline Boat Launch is located next to Empire Park and is popular among private boaters and jet-skiers in the Quad-Cities. The boat launch is also attached to the East Moline and Hampton bike path that extends all the way to Rapids City.
Rent a Shelter: 7am-4pm, 4pm-10pm
The cost for the shelter reservations is $15 per session and $30 for all day (both sessions). Reservations can be made at the Maintenance Services office 1200 13th Ave, East Moline IL 309-752-1573. Reservations for Millennium Park must be made through the City of Moline Parks at 736-5714.
we love this park and even though its quite a way out for us we really like to come here and bring a picnic. The park is compeletely wooden which is cool - and its right on the river so you can go stand on a look out/ deck - there is also a lot of unique stuff at this park that make it cool for the older kids, rope and challenging things like that
The name of this huge outdoor wooden playground, EMPIRE, is an acronym for East Moline Playground Innovation Recreation Efforts. That’s a fancy way of conveying that this was a community effort, built by hundreds of volunteers and financed entirely by donations. It’s really something to be proud of—14,000 square feet of towers, tunnels, bridges, rope ladders, and slides. The official count is “48 play stations.” The park where you’ll find this playground is right on the banks of the Mississippi River. There are picnic tables and two pavilions with electricity, so you can bring lunch or supper to the park—if you can get the kids to stop playing long enough to eat. There’s also a bike path.