Vander Veer Botanical Park Walking Path

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Trailhead Information

The park is between Brady and Harrison Streets (Highway 61 North and South) just south of West Central Park Avenue in Davenport, Iowa. Vehicle entrances are off Central Park Avenue. Admission to the park is free.


Vander Veer is a popular place for walking, both on the Grand Allee and the outside perimeter. The Grand Allee, a prominent walkway of trees and gardens leads to the popular Stone Fountain: a fountain of dancing, billowing water and changing lights. The outside perimeter walkway is busy day and night providing a 0.9 mile lap for fitness enthusiasts.

Other Information

Operating Hours

  • Park Year-round Hours: Sunrise - 30 Minutes after Sunset
  • Conservatory, Park Store, and Greenhouses:
    • Year-round Hours: 10AM - 4PM (Tues-Sun)
    • Closed on Monday
  • No admission fee

Davenport Parks and Recreation has opened a satellite customer service store at Vander Veer Botanical Park. The Vander Veer store is able to book facilities for rental or register customers for courses and answer any questions about Parks programs or facilities. Maps are available at the Park Store.

Elevation Profile

The elevation profile above approximates terrain along the specified section of trail and is provided for general information. Use your best judgment to choose trails with elevation changes to match your comfort level. See QC Trails Terms of Use for more information.

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Davenport online for more information about the park.

City of Davenport, Iowa

City of Davenport, Iowa
700 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 328-7275


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