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Bayliss Park
Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl Street, which was renovated in 2007, includes the fountain, plaza, performance area, interactive water feature, touchable art, and Veteran's memorials.

The Fountain has unique water features, patterns, and an impressive light display. We maintain the 8 arching nozzles, the interior ring of 24 jets, and replace the single central fountain spire with a sculpture with water shooting out the top. The sculpture, titled Well Spring, was created by Brower Hatcher from Providence, RI.

The Plaza
around the fountain is the same size as the previous plaza and has been used to provide different functions along each side. The flower beds are two sided so that the floral displays can be seen from both inside the park and as you drive by. The plaza is closely connected to the surrounding green space with now 16 openings from the fountain court to the rest of the park.
 Bayliss Park 1.5

The Performance Space
is a permanent raised stage is incorporated into the west side of the plaza. This allows the audience to be seated with their backs to the setting sun, under the shade of the large Oak and Hackberry trees. The stage is framed with a light and airy canopy and the fountain will be the backdrop to the performance. This canopy, titled Oculus, was also created by Brower Hatcher.

The Interactive Water is a small interactive water component is incorporated into the north side of the plaza. This is a small 12' diameter area of child activated sprays that emanate from the plaza floor. The water patterns of the sprays duplicate the forms of the large center fountain.

There is Touchable Art along the east side of the plaza we have installed a piece of art that is child scaled and touchable. These six black squirrels were created by Brower Hatcher as well.

The east side engages passerbyers with the Veterans Plaza. By providing an enlarged planting area behind the wall, removing the transformer, and adding a walkway with a smaller commemorative piece, we allow for better access between the Veterans Plaza and the Fountain Plaza. The three monuments along the north side of the park have been landscaped with a crescent shaped walk along the south side of the monuments.

Bayliss Park Rental Fees: 
  • Park (Non-Performance Area) with or without electricity $50.00/two hrs
  • Performance Area $100.00/two hrs
  • Performance Area with sound system $150.00/two hrs (Private microphone & stand)
  • Performance Area with sound system, microphone, stand & key $250.00/two hrs ($100.00 will be returned when the Parks & Rec. microphone, stand and key is returned.)

Bayliss Park Rental Agreement
Bayliss Park Map
Special Events Application

Contact Us

Parks, Recreation, and Public Properties 
209 Pearl St. Suite 103
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Ph: (712) 328-4650

Larry Foster

Geoff Hubbard
Recreation Superintendent

Troy Pedersen
Parks Superintendent

Pat Cohrs
Park Supervisor

Heather Tomasek
Park Planning and Design Coordinator

Terry Hoffman
Resource and Project Coordinator

Sarah Allen
Administrative Assistant