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Parks, Recreation, and Public Property maintains over 27 traditional parks along with streetscapes and other public properties. Please see the Council Bluffs Parks Catalog below for locations and features of each park.

Adopt-a-Park Program
Take pride in your community! Become one of our partners by adopting a park, trail or green space! Perfect for businesses, schools, service organizations, churches and individuals! We will create a program that fits your times, days, number of people able to help, and area where you would like to contribute.

Current Adopt-a-Park Partners
  • The Schemmer and Associates - Valley View Park
  • Iowa School for the Deaf - Valley View Park
  • Synchronicity - Sunset Park
  • The Garden Angels of Lincoln Fairview Neighborhood Assoc.- Black Angel Historic Monument & Lincoln Monument
  • Platinum ALHS - Prospect Park
  • Downtown Kiwanis - Bayliss Park, including Veterans Plaza
  • Struyk Turf/Brad Trede - Broadway Skate Park
Adopt-a-Park Application
Parks Matrix
Information on all of the city's parks, including locations and amenities.
Parks Matrix
Application for special events in parks 

Other Parks in the Area

Lake Manawa State Park - Iowa DNR 712-366-0220
Narrow's River Park - Pott Co. Conservation 712-328-5638
Western Historic Trails Center - 712-366-4900
Camping and Parks in Pottawattamie County

Contact Us

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

Larry Foster

John Batt
Assistant Director

Geoff Hubbard
Recreation Superintendent

Troy Pedersen
Rec Complex Supervisor

Pat Cohrs
Park Supervisor

Terry Hoffman
Resource and Project Coordinator

Sarah Allen
Administrative Assistant