Parks and Recreation Department

Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation oversees the care and management of approximately 750 acres of parks and open space, including 29 parks, two aquatic centers, River’s Edge Pavilion, and the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex (CBRC). Parks and Recreation hosts several annual recreation activities, sports, and special events. The Horticulture and Grounds Division takes care of City streetscapes and landscapes and assists with right-of-way tree maintenance.

News & Updates:

  • 2023 Summer Fun Guide
  • The Lake Manawa Trail south of Lake Manawa will have intermittent closures in May as repair work is completed.
  • TRAIL CLOSURE:  35th Street to Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park will be closed until further notice as a result of the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Project.