health and wellness

Outdoor

Council Bluffs is home to many city parks and outdoor activities to keep everyone busy! Walk over the Missouri River into Omaha via the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park.  Or while you're there, bike or jog down the Iowa Riverfront Trail, Lake Manawa Trail or take on the 41 miles of continuous trails  in Council Bluffs.  From skate parks to state parks, the outdoor enthusiast has amazing options to stay healthy and enjoy the great outdoors in Council Bluffs!

Facilties

Council Bluffs offers some of the most state-of-the-art facilities around!  Opened in 2018, the Charles E. Lakin YMCA is a 78,000 square foot facility to support happy & healthy lives.  Enjoy healthy food options at the Hub Grind while your kids enjoy the trampoline park or Elite Cheer class at The Hub.  Like competition? Located in the heart of the Entertainment District - the Iowa West Field House is a multi-sports facility opened in 2017 with more than 100,000 square feet featuring 12 regulation volleyball  courts or eight basketball courts, and more!

Medicine

Council Bluffs is home to two hospitals - CHI Health Mercy and Methodist Jennie Edmundson.  But with our proximity to Omaha, your choices aren't limited for renowned health care.


With many options for family practice, specialist and ugent-care & walk-in clinics - there's no need to search beyond Council Bluffs!

Watch progress of the new CHI clinic in Council Bluffs!

Recreation

There is no shortage of things to do in and around Council Bluffs. From family friendly activities to a night out, farmers markets to parties on the 100 block... Council Bluffs is unlike anywhere else, on purpose!  Try you luck at one of our 3 casinos - Ameristar, Harrah's, & Horseshoe.  The Mid America Center and Stir Concert Cove boast national musical acts and events.  Catch a festival or concert at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park.   Just across the bridge is Omaha's historic Old Market.  Perhaps you would rather unleash your wild-side at  Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium or Bass Pro Shops.