Fairmount Park Survey

Let’s talk about Fairmount Park — Community Park Planning Survey

We’re listening.

We want to hear what you want out of Fairmount Park. How do you picture Fairmount Park in the future? What would entice you to spend a day at Fairmount Park? What attractions would be most important to you at Fairmount Park? Take this quick survey, and have your voice heard. We’re collecting responses until January 31, 2022. 

What’s changing? 

Fairmount Park has been a fixture in the Council Bluffs community for years. To keep up with a growing population and ensure the park provides the most entertainment for everyone, the City of Council Bluffs has been working with Iowa State University’s College of Design and the National Parks Service to develop improvements for Fairmount Park. 

Begin Survey

Five zones have been identified in the Fairmount Park Master Plan:

Zone 1: The park gateway and wayfinding

The Gateway area highlights the location of the historic trolley that entered the park a century ago to bring visitors to Fairmount Park.

Zone 2: The Main Event

What is now a drive up lookout and lawn space, the Dodge Lookout could transform into a welcoming space that would allow visitors to enjoy the one-of-a-kind views from Fairmount Park

Zone 3: Community and Neighborhood Park

Bring the kids to the playground, take a walk through the native grass prairie to the pond, or let your dog socialize with other pups in the dog park. This area of the park would also include elevated slides that run throughout the forest.

Zone4: Family Zone and Playground

The Family Zone builds off of the existing playground by adding nature play elements, trails, and playful earthworks for kids to play on. With all the traffic from the splash pad, having a unique playground will add to the fun and get kids to explore more of the park.

Zone 5: Adventure Zone

Get ready to hop, climb, and run to the next obstacle. These trails would be designed to connect guests from the existing splash pad and fire pit area to the valley below.

Full Fairmount Park Master Plan

Let’s meet up at Fairmount Park this spring.

This spring we will unveil the feedback we gathered through this survey at a special event in Fairmount Park. In the meantime, follow us on social media for updates and happenings. 


For questions regarding the Fairmount Park Master Plan, please contact Parks and Recreation at (712) 890-5291.

Media requests can be directed to Ashley Kruse, City of Council Bluffs Communication Officer, at 712-318-9000 or akruse@councilbluffs-ia.gov.