City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Shelter and Field Reservations & Special Events

 

OUR MISSION:
To provide recreational opportunities that enrich the quality of life for all.
 
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PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS
Interested in reserving a picnic shelter for a class reunion or a family picnic?
We have 9 pavilions available at sites throughout our community that can be reserved
for picnics taking place between April 15 - October 31.
Reservations can be made no sooner than 12 months in advance of the event date and must be made at least ten days in advance of the event. Reservations can be made at City Hall, 1609 State Street, or by calling 563-344-4113. Phone reservations are accepted with a credit card only.  A contract MUST be signed in person at City Hall or via email and returned to the office.  If a shelter contract is NOT returned, the event will NOT be approved and will not be posted at the shelter.  A shelter reservation can also be made at www.bettendorf.org/register . The shelters and restrooms are cleaned once each morning during the summer season, but it is a public area and the area may have been used before your arrival.  It is a good idea to take extra trash bags and toilet paper. Please call 563-344-4113 to make a reservation by phone or to get more information.

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SHELTER RENTAL DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY NEARBY SOFTBALL, VOLLEYBALL OR OTHER TYPES OF FIELDS. THESE MUST BE RENTED SEPARATELY. PLEASE CALL PARKS AND RECREATION AT 344-4113 BETWEEN 8:00AM AND 5:00PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR DETAILS ON FIELD RENTALS.
 
Field Rentals
 
Some softball and volleyball fields can be either reserved or rented. Bettendorf residents and Bettendorf Parks Leagues can reserve fields for practice sessions not to exceed 1 1/2 hours in length at no charge. Field rentals are available to the general public at $25.00 per field per day. Tournaments and larger events are considered special events and would require approval by the Park Board through a Special Event Tournament Request.
 

Large events/picnics/parties and those that involve keg beer, liquor, hog roasts, are charging admission, or are bringing attractions into the park MUST be approved through a Special Event Request Form. The shelter reservation does not give approval for this type of use.

 
Weddings

Weddings in the parks are permitted when the Park Board has approved a special event application. The maximum number of people is 100 at most sites, unless otherwise authorized by the Park Board. Weddings must be stand-up events with seating limited to available on-site amenities. Other chairs, tables and structures are not allowed. Tents without stakes are allowed, but can be put up only one hour before the reservation and must be taken down within one hour after the reservation ends. Decorations are not allowed at all locations. Food,drink and receptions are not allowed at all locations. Music is allowed, but electrical outlets are not available everywhere.  (see Music and Entertainment paragraph). Please remember the parks are public areas. The general public has access to the park during operating hours, including areas where ceremonies are held.

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1609 State St
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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  • Phone: (563) 344-4113
  • Fax: (563) 344-4131
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