City of Bettendorf, Iowa

A premier city.




To provide recreational opportunities that enrich the quality of life for all.

2015 Existing Bettendorf Trails Map
Bettendorf Transportation Plan
Future Plan For Bettendorf Trails Network
National Trails Overview Map


The City of Bettendorf has been actively developing a new concept along a number of city streets in recent years. The concept is separated trails, or widened sidewalks. These trails are located along major streets and arterials, and are 8 to 10 feet wide. These widened sidewalks make multi-use of the sidewalks by pedestrians, and cyclists feasible. This allows the sidewalks to provide multiple benefits that include alternative transportation, recreation, fitness, and community connectivity. A number of these separated trails have already been installed along Middle Road, 53rd Avenue, Devils Glen Road., Tanglefoot Lane, and Hopewell Avenue. Additional Separated Trails are scheduled to be installed in the next 2 years. Those include additional sections along Devils Glen Road, Middle Road, and Tanglefoot Lane. This is a large commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Bettendorf, and making our community the type of place people choose to live in. Combined with the various existing and planned Recreational Trails along Duck Creek, Crow Creek, and the Mississippi Riverfront, these Separated Trails are part of an extensive network of trails that are rapidly helping to make the Quad Cities a tourism destination. For more details on these trails and to view maps of the existing and planned Recreational, and Separated Trails, visit the Parks and Recreation Departments web page at



The following rules will apply to all persons using the recreation trails within the city limits:

  1. Bicycle riders shall ride single file on the right. They shall pass only on the left and sound a warning upon approach and pass of other users of the trails. The speed limit for any recreation trail is fifteen (15) miles per hour.
  2. Walkers shall walk no more than two (2) abreast.
  3. Dogs shall be leashed and positioned to walk on the grass. Owners are required to pick up and properly dispose of their dog's waste.
    No person shall stop or stand on the path to visit. Baby strollers may be parked on the area adjacent to the path. (Ord. 05-04, 1-20-2004)

  1. Cyclists and in-line skaters must ride single file as far as practicable on the right, pass on the left and sound a warning upon approach and passing of other users.
  2. All dogs must be leashed and under control. Animal waste must be collected and disposed of properly.
    Users should be no more than two abreast and individuals should not stop or stand on the path to visit.
  3. Respect all private property and other land around you. The boat docks are private property. Going on or near them is considered trespassing.
  4. Always wear protective equipment appropriate for your activity.
  5. Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parents or guardians.
  6. The recreation trail is only open during daylight hours.
  7. All users are to stay on the trail and away from the railroad tracks and the river. The water is deep and fast flowing along the bank; trains cannot stop quickly, or when stopped, may start without warning.
  8. No unauthorized motor vehicles are allowed.

Contact Us

Steve Grimes,
Director of Parks and Recreation

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