Parks & Recreation


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 for all, stewardship throuh 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


Join us Saturday, March 11th for the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle, a 5K Fun Run in festive St Patty's Day style. The 5K course will start on the historic 100 Block of Council Bluffs, 

running through downtown, to the Railswest Museum, around Bayliss Park, and back to the 100 Block for more St. Patty's Day fun! Co-Sponsored by the 712 Initiative.

Shamrock Shuffle Logo 2017

Proceeds from the run will go to support the Teammates mentoring program in Council Bluffs. For more information on becoming a mentor visit

Who: Anyone wanting to run a fun 5K course in downtown CB

Where: 100 Block (pre-race meeting & packet pick up at Barley's)

When: March 11, 2017 @ 9am

Cost: $25 (shirts can be ordered for $12 as an add-on)

Packet Pick Up will be Saturday, March 11 between 7:30-8:30am at Barley's.