Parks & Recreation


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. We achieve that by providing a learning environment, safe active and passive recreational opportunities, as well as stewardship through the maintenance and preservation of natural resources, historic sites, and public facilities. We strive to serve the public by making Council Bluffs a better place to live.
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River's Edge Pavilion

The River’s Edge Pavilion at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park is located at the foot of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on the Iowa side of the Missouri River, 4250 River’s Edge Parkway. The Pavilion offers a unique combination of both indoor and outdoor rental space for business meetings, birthday parties, weddings, receptions, reunions, graduations, and other activities.

The 1st-floor rental space features a full-length glass wall and glass doors offering a spectacular view of Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, the Missouri River, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and the Omaha skyline.

One of the Pavilion’s most unique elements is the Rooftop Deck. This deck is open to the public but is also available for rental independently, or as part of other rental spaces. The surrounding area provides a public restroom, green spaces, a paved plaza and water play features. These elements are open to the public and available for the use of the public and Pavilion renters.