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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Fireworks Ordinance

Fireworks Dates

The use of consumer fireworks is permitted in the City of Council Bluffs on Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 from noon until midnight.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Recreation On-The-Move

Recreation on the Move

Recreation On-The-Move is a free drop-in program with fun, pop-up recreational programming throughout our parks. Activities are designed for kids to attend with friends, parents, or caregivers and will feature a different theme each week!

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Hydrant Parties Begin June 14!

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Old-fashioned summer fun! The Council Bluffs Fire Department hosts hydrant parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. throughout the summer at various locations.

Hydrant parties are made possible thanks to our partners. We'd like to g...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

The Play Catch Event (A world record attempt!)

Play Catch Event

The City of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department and The Play Catch Movement invite locals to Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park for a baseball-themed event with an attempt to break the world record for playing the largest game of catch! 

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Pools Update 2022 Season

Katelman Pool

We are still about a dozen lifeguards short of fully opening both pools. In an effort to provide opportunities for swimming at both locations, Pirate Cove and Katelman will be open on alternating weeks. Lifeguard recruitment efforts continue with the hope...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Goats at River's Edge

Goats at River's Edge

The City of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department has hired a crew of four-legged seasonal employees to help clear unwanted vegetation along the riverfront.

On Monday, May 16, 2022, 55 goats reported to Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park for ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Council Bluffs is a Bee City!

Bee City USA Designation

Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Bee City USA's mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habita...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Belles' Play Garden Grand Opening

Belles' Play Garden

Belles' Play Garden opens this summer at River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs! Grand Opening: Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Belles' Play Garden encompasses a 2,000-square-foot area near River's Edge Pavilion on the east side of ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Dodge Riverside Golf Club is Open

Dodge Riverside

Last month several potential projects for the metro’s urban core were announced, including a multi-modal bridge across the Missouri River, a streetcar, and the redevelopment of Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs. 

The Dodge Rive...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

MidAmerican Energy Adventure Tower

MidAmerican Energy Adventure Tower

Thanks to a $5 million contribution from MidAmerican Energy, a new riverfront amenity is coming soon to River’s Edge Park! Check out the MidAmerican Energy Adventure Tower designs here!

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

2022 Summer Fun Guide Sneak Peek!

2022 Council Bluffs Summer Fun Guide

With the vibrant colors and lively images of past events, the City’s Summer Fun Guide has us longing for a warm breeze and a frozen treat.

The Summer Fun Guide is being mailed to all City of Council Bluffs residents, additional copies will be ava...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Chipper's Party

Lead Hazard Reduction Grants Available

The Council Bluffs Community Development Department invites the community to “Chipper’s Party,” an educational, family-oriented event to increase awareness about the City’s Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program. Chipp...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Parks and Rec 2022 Events Announcement

Summer Fun

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Parks and Recreation Event Series! These events take place in multiple parks and neighborhoods throughout Council Bluffs. The variety of activities aims to engage residents of all ages.

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

2022 Hydrant Parties Announced

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Mark your calendars for this year's hydrant parties! And keep an eye out for our 2022 Summer Fun Guide - hitting the mail soon!

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Lead Hazard Reduction Grants

Leader Hazard reduction Program

Grants are still available to remove lead paint in homes built before 1978. The program is available to eligible homeowners and renters and can give parents and caregivers peace of mind that their children are safe from lead poisoning at home.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

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