Iowa Riverfront Phase Four


Investing in community-wide prosperity

Recent progress along the Council Bluffs riverfront is breathtaking, and we’re just a step away from securing the key, final phase. Phase 4 will complete the River’s Edge Development and serve as a critical component of a community-wide movement to amplify access, quality of life and the appeal of our area.

We’re proud of how the Council Bluffs area looks and feels today. Together, we’ve made significant strides in creating more opportunities and spaces for learning, arts, entertainment, business and living.

Now, it’s time to bring focus to our invaluable geography, connecting the riverfront to all these spaces as a gathering point of outdoor recreation that actively welcomes all. Phase 4 of the development includes new features that will activate the park throughout the year: an observation tower, pier, treetop walk and trails, climbing adventure course, dog park and two thoughtfully designed play areas to serve children of all ages.

This final phase will further complement Southwest Iowa’s progress and vision to boost our economy, retain talent, attract millennials on the move and create a place of significance that builds pride, culture and community among residents.