Moline got its name from the word moulin, a French word that means mill town. The urban city is located on a massive bluff, and situated between the shores of the Rock River and the Mississippi River. Thanks to this location, the city became a thriving mill town, and soon turned into an industrial hub for the area. The city has put that money back into the community, creating 18 dog-friendly public parks that included over 728 acres of space, open trails, and also hosts five animal hospitals.
Riverside Park is a gorgeous northern park, with views of the Mississippi River and the bordering state of Iowa. The park takes up 55 acres of space, offering up lush green fields, a pool, recreational fields and courts, paved trails, and a fishing pond. Enclosed tennis courts and light baseball fields are in the park, along with a playground, a picnic pavilion, shaded sitting areas, restrooms, a gazebo, water fountains, benches, and lots of room to play with Fido. Leash up Fido before coming here!
Stephen's Park is a completely wooded park, with forested trails, areas of open space, lots of shade, and other amazing features for Fido and you. The multiple athletic fields consist of baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, picnic pavilions, restrooms, and paved walking trails. Fido can run around in the fenced-in baseball fields or take a walk under the shaded paths, as long as they remain on a leash.
Moline is not only a major muttropolis in the area, but also a hub for dog-friendly places, a walkable downtown, and lots of love for its four-legged residents.