News and Information


City of Council Bluffs received a Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grant from the State of Iowa in the amount of $176,077  to establish a Pollinator Habitat Corridor We anticipate work to begin Summer 2020.

Trail Condition Assessment results are in and eighty-two percent (82%) of our trail system is in either a good or excellent condition. 

Fall Color Corridor is designed.

AVOID USING THE COUNCIL BLUFFS RECREATION COMPLEX AS A TRAILHEAD.  The Council Bluffs Recreation Complex, located at 2900 Richard Downing Avenue, adjoins the Council Bluffs Trails system. For security reasons, the Complex’s parking lots are locked when games are not underway. Trail users who park at the Complex run the risk of returning to find their car locked in.


  • EASTERN HILLS TRAIL. A segment of the trail between State Orchard Road and Cedarbrook Drive is closed until further notice due to concrete repair.
  • VALLEY VIEW TRAIL.  The trail crossings at Valley View Drive and Harry Langdon BLVD, along HWY 92 will be closed from January 6 to January 31 due to road resurfacing.
  • BIG LAKE PARK.  The north side of the park is closed for the season.
  • TOM HANAFAN PARK Is closed for the season.
  • LEVEE TRAIL - N 28th Street to Avenue G is closed until further notice.  Damage to the storm water system in the area has resulted in this trail segment being closed.