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The Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a scavenger hunt in the parks! The scavenger hunt is free, designed for kids under the age of 16, and takes place from Tuesday, October 13 to Sunday, October 18.

The scavenger hunt takes participants to six City parks. Each park contains a plaque with clues. Participants write the clues on their scorecard to solve the quest and turn in their completed scorecard to enter the prize drawing. Prizes include Council Bluffs youth T-shirts, Bass Pro Shops youth tackle boxes, Bass Pro Shops pencil bags, gift cards to Culvers, Starbucks, Scooters, Dairy Queen, Jimmy Johns, and Subway. On Tuesday, October 20, Parks and Recreation will contact winners and announce on Facebook @CityofCB.


  1. Big Lake Park: 2600 N. 8th Street 
  2. Cochran Park: 100 S. 21st Street 
  3. Fairmount Park: 1200 Fairmount Park Road 
  4. Sunset Park: 100 16th Avenue 
  5. Valley View Park: 1300 Franklin Avenue 
  6. Westwood Park: 1200 S. 35th Street 

How to Play:

  1. Download and print the scavenger hunt scorecard at
  2. Visit each of the listed City parks and locate the plaque with a scavenger hunt clue
  3. Write the clue on your scorecard
  4. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt scorecard by noon on Monday, October 19, at the Parks & Recreation office or email the scorecard to

Each of the following equals one entrance to win:

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This post was originally published on October 9, 2020 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.