Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park

Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park is located at 4200 Avenue B. The park is dedicated to maintaining Council Bluffs riverfront as a "green" place and features:

  • 5 Acre Great Lawn
  • Access to the Council Bluffs Trail System
  • Access to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
  • Built in amphitheater-style seating
  • Public art
  • Sand area
  • Panoramic views of Omaha skyline
  • River's Edge Pavilion and Rooftop Deck
  • Coming Soon: Splash pad!

Renting Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park:

The park can be rented for special events, corporate events, weddings, sporting events, and concerts.  More information: 

Tom Hanafan Park Light Show

Originally inspired by the great European baroque knot gardens, the 5-acre Great Lawn is the canvas for a giant ever-changing light show named "Rays." Utilizing powerful dynamic and robotic lighting fixtures the light show features choreographed sequences and an  interactive show that will track and "play" with people through a series of simple intuitive games. The lawn is activated every half hour starting at dusk.

Rays Light Show Information & Interactive Guide  


Loessfest occurs annually over Memorial Weekend at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park. Details at

Directions to Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park

From I-29:

  • Take exit 53A for 9th Ave toward Harrahs Blvd
  • Take a right onto Harrahs Blvd
  • Follow signs to Harrah’s North Parking Lot

Iowa Smokefree Air Act--smoking is prohibited during any and all events taking place in the park.