Community leaders from Council Bluffs and Omaha are working together with government officials and stakeholders to improve both sides of the Missouri River. This work will define an achievable vision that attracts residents, businesses, and visitors to the area while supporting growth and enhancing connectivity. A national team of experts, led by OJB Landscape Architecture, has developed a master plan for areas in and around Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing in Omaha, and the River’s Edge from north of Hanafan Park to the Union Pacific Bridge in Council Bluffs.
Each area along the Missouri River will have unique features and improvements to create a cohesive, accessible and fun Omaha and Council Bluffs riverfront.
The public was invited to learn about the Council Bluffs riverfront master plan concepts at a community meeting held on May 30, 2018. The meeting included a presentation and open house. Materials featured at the meeting are available below.
Plans for the first phase of the Council Bluffs project include a dog park, children's play area, a treetop walk, an adventure park featuring amenities such as a rock climbing wall and a zip line, as well as several beautiful green spaces, natural areas, walking trails and more. See conceptual renderings below.
The addition of a marina on the Council Bluffs side is a separate project being planned simultaneously. The marina will be part of the second phase of the Council Bluffs riverfront project. Details coming soon!
The Wilds Treetop Walk
Phase 2: The Marina
Planning has begun for a second phase of the Council Bluffs Riverfront Revitalization which will include a marina. Details coming soon!