Allens Grove Public Use Area

Allens Grove Park
  • Located four miles north of Donahue on county road Y52
  • 10 acres of undeveloped river bottom with a boat ramp for public access to the scenic Wapsipinicon River
  • 147 Acres adjacent timber/wildlife unit and public hunting area (no rifles allowed)
  • No camping allowed in Allen Grove Park.

Features

Flyer advertising the event
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This program is FULL.

Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, come out to learn the basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniquies, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with IADNR regulations.

Reminders: This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Weight capacity loads are 250-300 lbs./solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem. Dress appropriately and bring water.

You must call to register at 563-328-3286.

 

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UPDATED 5/21/2020:

We greatly appreciate your support and trust, and we want the public to be able to continue to enjoy the outdoors as an opportunity to enhance both your physical and mental health, especially during this period that can create increased anxieties.

In accordance with CDC guidelines and state recommendations pertaining to COVID-19, we want to share with you important information about our parks and facilities.

At this point, our Parks and Glynns Creek Golf Course are open based on county public health recommendations. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and employees. During [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Collage of pictures from the areas within Scott County Conservation system

Please note new changes to parks operations during the COVID-19 health emergency.

In accordance with state recommendations pertaining to COVID-19, we want to share with you important information about our parks. 

Visitors are reminded to strictly abide to the social distancing rules and not gather in groups of more than 10. Remember to stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and bring supplies from home including disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and other hygiene products.

Park Facility Changes (Updated 5/21/2020):

  • Scott County Park Pool:

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Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 10:00am

Learn about the cause and effect of the decline in bee populations through the Great Sunflower project .  You get to participate in a pollinator count and then make an insect hotel that you can take home and install in your own garden using recyclable items.  Please bring empty 1 or 2 liter bottles of empty soup or pasta cans for the insect hotels. Registration is required. Please call to register.

 

flyer about the event
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 6:00pm

This program is Full.

Come out to the Wapsi to dispel the myths and legends of bats! We will have several opportunities and activities throughout the evening (weather - dependent) on June 13th. Registration is Required.

Activities:

6 - 7p ~ Cook your own dinner with hotdogs and fixings provided by Friends of the Wapsi. Please bring your own drinks.

7 - 8p ~ Build a Bat House. $10 / house. Limited number of kits available MUST pre-register. If you are not building a bat house, feel free to tour the Eagle View Eco Center! Tour is free! Campfire will remain available for S'mores!

8 - 8:45p ~ Learn about [ Click Title for Full Article ]

photo of golf carts on course
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Come join in the fun! 4 person teams are flighted by number of teams signed up for the event.  Men will play from the blue tees and women play from green tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per person and includes green fee, cart fee, and prizes.  Can't make this date?  Click the link below to see more opportunities to participate in fun special events!

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/special-events

photo of golf course
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.

Check out this link for more fun events!  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/special-events

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Program Includes:

  • Top Professional Instruction
  • Range Balls
  • Green Fees
  • Gifts & Prizes
  • Tournament & Awards Cook-Out
  • Quad Cities Finest Practice Facility
  • Professional Demonstrations
  • Instructional Log Book

Instruction Covers:

The five fundamentals to an improved golf game will be covered (Grip, Posture, Backswing, Downswing, and Alignment.)  Also, chipping, pitching, putting, along with discussion of rules and etiquette.  Classes are instructed and supervised by Glynns Creek Head Golf Professional John Valliere, and five other trained [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are CLOSED due to conditions.

  • When open, please avoid any areas that may be wet.
  • At times, trails are closed due to weather conditions.

If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.