Belles' Play Garden

Grand Opening: June 26

Join us for the Belles' Play Garden Grand Opening on Sunday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. at River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs! This free event will be fun for the whole family featuring children's games, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, Disney princesses & Marvel characters, plus an Imagination Movers concert and an outdoor movie! Various food trucks will be on-site with concessions available for purchase. 

Belles' Play Garden Grand Opening Agenda:

  • 6:00 p.m.: Play Garden Dedication Ceremonies followed by children's games, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, Disney princesses & Marvel characters, prizes, and more!
  • 6:30 p.m.: Imagination Movers concert, a popular musical act for children based out of New Orleans
  • Dusk: Beauty & the Beast, the night will conclude with a movie under the stars on our giant outdoor screen!

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Play Features

Belles' Play Garden at River's Edge features a series of Missouri River-inspired play and educational elements, interpretive seating and surface textures, and rich native plantings. 

Its focal point is a 15-foot-tall pelican play feature with climbing structures, a slide, intimate enclosures, and a lookout perch with sweeping views of the Omaha skyline and Missouri River banks.

Belles' Construction Update April 2022

Belles' April 2022

Special Thanks

Belles' Play Garden is a partnership between The Go Play Initiative (founders: the Knudtson and Davidson families), SINC, The Iowa West Foundation, Back to the River Inc., Monstrum, and Agency Landscape + Planning, and the City of Council Bluffs.

Southwest Iowa Nonprofit for Collective Impact (SINC) is conducting the fundraising and management for River's Edge Phase Four in partnership with the City of Council Bluffs.

Belles' Play Garden Donors - The Knudtson and Davidson Families

Belles Play Garden Donor Families