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
  • Pirate Cove Water Park and Katelman Pool are closed for the rest of the season.
  • TRAIL REPAIR: The bike trail north of Hanafan Park by Avenue G is closed due to repair. A detour around the repair has been put in place temporarily.
  • TRAIL UPDATE:  A portion of the Iowa Riverfront Trail in Big Lake Park is temporarily gravel until October 2023 when it will be paved.
  • TRAIL CLOSURE: Iowa Riverfront Trail from north 25th Street to Big Lake Park will be intermittently closed September 25 until October 15, 2023 for repair.