Parks & Recreation

UPDATE: Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park Temporarily Closed

Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park is temporarily closed due to rising water. The Missouri River’s rising waters have begun to extend into Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park making public use of the park unsafe. River’s Edge Service Road, the park drive between Harrah’s parking lot and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, is also closed. 

In addition to the park, a portion of the Council Bluffs Trail System, from Harrah’s parking garage to Ameristar Casino, is temporarily closed due to flooding. 

River’s Edge Pavilion and Plaza, the trail system along the levy, and the Council Bluffs entrance to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge remain open.

Rock on the River Concert Series 2018

UPDATE: The July 14 Concert is being moved to Bayliss Park

A series of seven concerts will be held at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park on Saturday nights this summer. Bands include Taxi driver, The Confidentials, Ecstatic, Blue House, Hi-Fi Hangover, Lemon Fresh Day, and Hotel Desperado. See full schedule below.

The Rock on the River concert series is FREE! In addition to live music, there will be food and drink vendors, as well as face painting and balloon artists. Patrons are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and coolers. Canned beverages must have koozies, other beverages must be in plastic cups, no glass allowed. Items not allowed are glass bottles/ containers, tents, canopies, and anything that stakes into the ground.  

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Council Bluffs Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department is dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of quality of life by satisfying and responding to the needs of the community. We achieve that by providing a learning environment, safe active and passive recreational opportunities, as well as stewardship through the maintenance and preservation of natural resources, historic sites, and public facilities. We strive to serve the public by making Council Bluffs a better place to live.