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Local Activities

Parks

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.


Activities

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


Food

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.

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

News and Events

Village Board Meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month
7 P.M., Rapids City Village Hall

Next Meeting Agenda

We now have a "Little Library" located at 730-17th Street, alongside of the maintenance shop. This is a take and leave books. It was donated by the Rotary Club. Please take advantage of this awesome new addition to our community!

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at the Illinois Rural Water Association. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call (309) 496-2321.

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