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Local Activities


Rapids City has three parks, a public boat ramp, a community center, and maintains its portion of the River Way trail.

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River Bend Park is located on top of 17th Street Hill. Picnic tables, outdoor grills, playground equipment, a basketball court, a softball diamond and restroom facilities are included at this park.

Shadow Hill Park is located on top of 12th Street Hill. Here you will find a softball diamond used by the youth of Rapids City and other surrounding small towns for Co-ed Softball sponsored through the Hampton Township Youth Commission. Sign up is in early Spring of each year. Watch for posted announcements.

Shuler's Shady Grove Park is located at 1st Avenue and 11th Street and includes a boat ramp with parking lot, park, scenic overlook at our gazebo, and a portion of the Great River Trail Bike Path.

Sulphur Creek Park is located on the corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue. Amenities at the park include Picnic tables, outdoor grill, playground equipment, a basketball court.


Rapids City President and Board of Trustees invite all Rapids City Seniors 60+ to our 4rd Annual Thanksgiving Senior Appreciation Luncheon. Date: TBD.   More details for this event will be on our home page under “News & Events” when the event gets closer.

Rapids City President and Board of Trustees invite all Rapids City's First Responders, Active and Retired Military Personnel and Veterans to a free luncheon to honor your services. Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2022.  Details for this event can be found in flyer form under “News & Events”.

Taekwondo: Chung Kim's Black Belt Academy is held at the Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday. Call Kevin Saathoff at 309-496-9732 for more information.
Beginner: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Advanced: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 



Brother's Family Restaurant: Since 1991, the Brothers Restaurant has been serving fine quality food in a casual dinning atmosphere, with fast service and affordable prices.

Gilanellas: Freshly made pizza located at 2024 2nd Ave., Rapids City, Illinois.

Pulse 84 Energy Station: Coffee specialty drinks and energy drinks located at 210 11th Street, Unit C, Rapids City, IL 61278

The Edge: A Bar and Grill located at 1802 2nd Ave., Rapids City, Illinois.

Thai Town Café: Wide variety of authentic Thai food, Bubble Tea, Thai Tea available for dine-in, pick-up or delivery. Located at 403 17th Street, Rapids City, IL

News and Events

May 14, 2022 - Thank You Luncheon

April 3, 2022 - Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

The Village of Rapids City has provided a link to the Rock Island County Health Department website to aid with the COVID-19 vaccination process. https://www.richd.org/  If you have questions related to public health please contact the Rock Island County Health Department.

• Village Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. At this time the meetings are being held upstairs at Village Hall located at 1204 4th Avenue. All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask when medically tolerable to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All meeting agendas will have a link to attend open meetings virtually via Zoom.

Next Meeting Agenda- 05/23/22 - Committe of the Whole - This meeting has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf.

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