Recreation On-The-Move is a free drop-in program with fun, pop-up recreational programming throughout the parks of Council Bluffs. The activities are designed for kids to attend with friends, parents, or caregivers and will feature a different theme with related games and activities.
At each event, Parks and Recreation staff will set up activities from the Recreation On-The-Move truck, including bag toss, baseball tic-tac-toe, parachutes, giant jenga, sidewalk chalk, and various sporting equipment. The Imagination Playground is a new addition to the collection. Imagination Playground’s big blue blocks transform any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and fun. The waterproof foam blocks are shaped into bricks, cylinders, chutes, channels, and connectors and inspire children to stack, line up, and move around to design their own play environment.
In addition to the well-equip mobile recreation vehicle, each event will have a specific focus.
“Recreation On-The-Move brings sports and activities into the Council Bluffs neighborhoods,” said Recreation and Events Manager Dan Bettmann. “This event series gives kids and families another way to enjoy healthy outdoor activities and maybe learn a new skill along the way.”
Bettmann and his team have arranged for local experts to provide demonstrations and training for baseball, pickleball, and soccer at certain events. The Bee City committee is helping with the native plant giveaway in June by offering tips and tricks for pollinator gardens.
“Everyone is welcome at Recreation On-The-Move, and we look forward to growing our community of park enthusiasts,” said Bettmann.
The 2023 Recreation On-The-Move schedule can be found at www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2518/Recreation-On-The-Move. Recreation On-The-Move events are subject to change and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Check Facebook @CityofCB for updates.
2023 Recreation On-The-Move Schedule
Date & Time Park & Activity
May 30 from 6-8 p.m. CB Rec Complex – Baseball
June 9 from 1-3 p.m. Cochran Park - Pickleball & Soccer
June 23 from 1-3 p.m. Vincent Bluff - Plant Giveaway & Blue Blocks
July 14 from 1-3 p.m. Valley View Park - Gaga Ball & Yard Games
July 28 from 1-3 p.m. Sunset Park - Outdoor Fun