Our Park System
Kids of all ages love water play! Cool off at one of the Council Bluffs splash pads. Don't forget your beach towels and sunscreen!
Fairmount Park (East Graham Ave and Park Entrance) is home to an extensive interactive water playground with multiple elements that are fun for children of all ages. While at Fairmount Park, you'll also find a scenic overlook, a playground, hiking trails, a fire pit, picnic shelters, and ample parking.
Bayliss Park (100 Pearl St) features a small splash area on the north side of the fountain. This quaint splash pad is perfect for young children. While at Bayliss, you'll also find historical monuments, picnic spaces, and the sights and sounds of our iconic fountain.
River's Edge Pavilion (4250 River's Edge Parkway) The splash area at River's Edge Pavilion reopens this summer!
Lewis and Clark (19962 Monument Rd) is home to multiple hiking and biking trails. In addition to the trails, you'll find breathtaking views, historical monuments, picnic tables, public restrooms, and ample parking.
Fairmount Park (East Graham Ave and Park Entrance) hiking trails wind through the hills. At Fairmount Park, you'll also find a scenic overlook, a playground, a splash pad, a firepit, picnic shelters, and ample parking.
Gibraltar Trailhead (9th Ave and High St) has picnic tables and direct access to the Fairmount Park hiking trails making it a great place to meet up with friends.
Vincent Bluff (Thallas St) is a quiet and primitive place to explore the Loess Hills while enjoying expansive views of Council Bluffs.
8.44.044 - Public parks—Prohibited acts.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to be in a city park if the park is closed and the park hours are posted.
(b) No person shall offer for sale any merchandise or services within a Council Bluffs city park without the written authorization of the director of parks. If written authorization is granted, no sales or attempted sales shall occur without the written authorization being in the vendor's possession.
(c) For purposes of this section, 'city park' shall mean all parks identified in the Council Bluffs Parks catalog and all recreation trails. A list of the parks and trails is maintained of record in the Council Bluffs Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Property. This information is also available on the city's website at: http://parksandrec.councilbluffs-ia.gov/documents/pdf-park-catalog.pdf.
(Ord. 5228 § 3, 1995).
(Ord. No. 6034, § 1, 5-11-2009).
8.44.050 - Public fountains—Prohibited acts.
It is unlawful for any person or persons to trespass upon or within any public fountain, or to play, swim or wade in the same, or to deposit materials therein.
(Ord. 4349 § 1 (part), 1980). --------------------------------- END