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Welcome to the official website for Council Bluffs Parks, Recreation, and Public Property! Feel free to browse our section for information about our various facilities and activities.

Our Mission
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 by providing:
  • A learning environment
  • Safe active / passive recreational opportunities for all
  • Stewardship through the maintenance and preservation of natural resources, historic sites, and public facilities
  • To serve the public by making Council Bluffs a better place to live

Council Bluffs Awarded "River City of the Year!"
Iowa Rivers Revival, a group that advocates for rivers, has named Council Bluffs “River City of the Year” in recognition of the city’s outstanding efforts to renew its connections to the Missouri River.  

“It’s a great success story,” said Roz Lehman, Director of Iowa Rivers Revival (IRR).

“Council Bluffs’ recipe includes strong vision, focused planning, and constant collaboration,” Lehman said.  “The result is outstanding features and events that are bringing citizens and visitors back to the river to live work and play.  It’s a model for communities all over Iowa.”

For the full press release click here.
 Bob Kerrey Bridge

Summer Fun & Action Guide is here!
For all the summer fun and excitement going on in Council Bluffs download the 2015 Summer Fun and Action Guide here.

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

Larry Foster
Director
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John Batt
Assistant Director
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Geoff Hubbard
Recreation Superintendent
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Troy Pedersen
Rec Complex Supervisor
Email

Pat Cohrs
Park Supervisor
Email

Terry Hoffman
Resource and Project Coordinator
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Sarah Williams
Administrative Assistant
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