Capital Projects

City-County Trail Connector 

The  City-County Connector Trail is listed in the Metropolitan Area Transportation Agency (MAPA) current Transportation Improvement Program and approved in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.  The City received $461,000.00 in federal funding administered through the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) for this estimated $575,059 project.  Once completed, the one-mile connector trail will connect the city trail system to a wider county trail system along Railroad Highway, from Kanesville Blvd. to the northern Council Bluffs corporate limits. Connecting the existing City trails with the County’s mainly rural system offers a unique opportunity for both rural and urban residents to experience expanded trail environments. 

River's Edge Phase Four

The City of Council Bluffs is working in partnership with SINC and the Iowa West Foundation on Phase Four of River's Edge. Phase Four will improve the area north of Tom Hanafan Park. Plans include Belle's Play Garden woodland restoration (2021), a treetop walk (2022), an observation tower (2023), a climbing adventure course (2023), a pier (2024). For more information visit

Belle's Play Garden Presentation
River's Edge Phase Four Presentation

Other Capital Project Information

City-County Trail Connector

City County Connector Trail Project Area