Fejervary Park is located in the west end of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The 75acre park is dominated by rolling green grass hills and trees. It features play ground equipment and an aquatic center. The Putnam Museum is located just to the east of the park.
The property for Fejervary Park was given to the city by Celestine Fejérváry, a daughter of Nicholas Fejérváry. He was a Hungarian nobleman who came to Davenport as a refuge in 1853 following the failure of an insurrection in his native Hungary. The park was the site of Fejervary’s estate. He chose the location for his home because the steep bluffs with a view of the Mississippi River reminded him of his home on the Danube River. The house, which was on the site at the time of the donation, is now gone. All that remains of the buildings is a carriage barn. The park land was acquired by the Davenport Board of Parks Commissioners as part of a city program to develop public parks throughout the city. Other parks in the program at the time included Vander Veer, Riverview Terrace, and Prospect.
A municipal zoo was added to the park in 1909. It became known as Mother Goose Land. Patrons would enter the zoo through a large Mother Goose structure. There was also a feature called Monkey Island. The Mother Goose entryway was listed on the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 2007, and the zoo itself closed in 2008. Add Fejervary Park and other attractions to your Davenport trip itinerary using our Davenport visit app.
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davenport iis luckt to have such a beautiful area in which to relax nd enjoy. i do miss the zoo though. i have come here since i was a baby many years ago.
davenport iis luckt to have such a beautiful area in which to relax nd enjoy. i do miss the zoo though. i have come here since i was a baby many years ago. more »
This is a very nice pool. It is supposed to be heated but it’s not warm enough for me LOL. Don’t bring valuables. Don’t bring pool toys. Zero entry for the little ones and nice depth for the older...
This is a very nice pool. It is supposed to be heated but it’s not warm enough for me LOL. Don’t bring valuables. Don’t bring pool toys. Zero entry for the little ones and nice depth for the older... more »
A place to let the kids burn off energy while you relax a little. They have the park with swings, (even a swing for handicap children), the playground with various things for them to do. They also have a fenced in area to let the kids run around to do multiple sensory activities. One way in, same way out, so you can let them go if you'd like. No cost for these things. There is a pool that does cost to get in, though it is only open certain days. Picnic areas & tables.. some out in the open, some a little more away from the hustle & bustle of the playground. Very enjoyable. Great place to have family get togethers, to take the kids to, or just go sit to clear your head.
Went to the mother goose house and it's called the fejervary learning center there's a big sand play area for kids to play in and there's even dinosaur fossils the kids can find in the sand area it's actually pretty neat!! They are fixing things up since it's not a zoo anymore but they already have some plants started and it looks better every day I see it!!!!! Thank goodness they have some more people working over there now! Such a fun park to take the kids to play there's swings a playground bathrooms 🚻 and the pool of course!!
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