Friends of the Park


The Council Bluffs Friends of the Park Foundation was established in 2010 by a group of concerned citizens to offer assistance to the Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department in acquiring additional sources of funding for programs and facilities. This Foundation is a non-profit corporation and is comprised of 5 members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to promote and support public parks and recreation activities in Council Bluffs and to promote gifts and donations from individuals and organizations. The recently established Adopt-a-Bench program is a great way to donate to the Parks system in Council Bluffs. Details regarding this program can be found through the links on the left.


The meetings for the Friends of the Park Foundation are on an as-needed basis. Meetings are typically held quarterly throughout the year during the first weeks of January, April, July, and October. Meetings are held at City Hall, 2nd Floor Media Room, 209 Pearl St.

Current Members

Bill Spitznagle, President
Glenda Doupe, Vice President
Matt Garst, Treasurer
Cheryl Heininger
Bob Jordan
Larry Foster, Secretary (non-voting)
Terry Hoffman, City Staff Liaison