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:

  • YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Visit our youth sports webpage for details. 
  • TRAIL CLOSURE: The trail from the Bob Kerry Bridge to North 25th St will be closed from 9/1/21 until further notice for a United States Army Corps of Engineers levee flood restoration project.
  • 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.