Summer 2024: What You Need To Know

It’s a new season and the City of Bettendorf wants to make sure you’re ready for it – whether it’s helping you fill your calendar with some fun events or preparing you for the hot, sunny months ahead!

CONSUMER FIREWORKS RULES
GRASS/WEED RULES
GARAGE/YARD SALE REGULATIONS
DOG ORDINANCE REMINDERS
SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS
LINCOLN PARK SPLASH PAD
THE LANDING
HOLIDAY INFORMATION
SUMMER FUN

CONSUMER FIREWORKS RULES

If you plan to shoot off fireworks, keep in mind that you can only do that on July 3rd and 4th between 2pm and 11pm. The use of fireworks outside of those designated dates/times could result in you paying $250 OR MORE in fines. Call the Bettendorf Police Department at (563) 344-4015 to report offenders.

For more details, click here.

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GRASS/WEED RULES

From May 1 to November 1 of each year, property owners must cut or destroy all grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other growth before it exceeds 10 inches in height or within 200 feet of any developed area or urban street. In other areas, all weeds, vines, brush, or other growth must be cut or destroyed when it exceeds 2 feet. Natural areas, including, but not limited to, waterways or farmland, may exceed these height limitations. Property owners must also prevent any growth of grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other plant material which constitutes a health, safety, or fire hazard regardless of height. If a property owner fails to destroy grass, weeds, vines or brush in violation of this code, the City may hire a private contractor to do the work and charge the cost, in addition to an administrative fee, to the property owner.  

For more details, click here.

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GARAGE/YARD SALE REGULATIONS

If you are organizing a garage/yard sale, please make sure you follow these rules:
- Residents are allowed three garage/yard sales per year.
- Sales must be held during daylight hours and cannot last more than 3 consecutive days.
- Signs cannot be posted in the right-of-way. Signs posted in the right-of-way may be removed by City Staff.

For more details, click here.

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DOG ORDINANCE REMINDERS

Bettendorf City Code requires dogs to be on a leash unless you're inside Crow Creek Dog Park and requires that you pick up your dog's poop (Title 5: Police & Public Safety, Chapter 8: Animal Control, Section 6: Animals Running at Large & Section 7: Removal of Excrement).

To see the City Code, click here.

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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS

No matter your age, there are plenty of ways to stay active, keep learning, and meet new friends this season:

Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Programs, Lessons, and Classes

Family Museum and Family Museum Dance Summer Camps

Bettendorf Public Library Summer Reading Program

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LINCOLN PARK SPLASH PAD

If you need a place to cool off, the Lincoln Park Splash Pad is open from 9am-9pm. It’s located at 951 27th Street.

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THE LANDING

We are more than one year into construction on The Landing, located at the corner of 23rd Street and Middle Road. The permanent ice rink is still on schedule to be completed in November 2024 and the state-of-the-art aquatic facility is still on schedule to be completed in May 2025!

You can watch a live stream of this project being built as well as see a timeline of the project and ask questions by clicking here.

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HOLIDAY INFORMATION

There are two holidays our City will observe in Summer 2024: 4th of July and Labor Day on September 2nd. This means City Hall will be closed and collection services (garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulky waste) will be delayed by one day depending on what day the holiday falls on. When we have those holiday schedules, we will post them here.

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SUMMER FUN

Get your calendars out! Here are some great events taking place across our City over the next couple of months:

4th of July Celebration
Every year, the City of Bettendorf hosts a 4th of July Celebration on July 4th which includes a day full of festivities: a PARADE in Downtown Bettendorf, a FESTIVAL on Spruce Hills Drive in front of Cumberland Square, and a FIREWORKS SHOW in Middle Park. For more information, click here.

Every Thursday – Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday night through August 15th (with the exception of July 4th due to other festivities taking place across the City), a different band is playing a FREE concert starting at 6:30pm at Faye's Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive. You are encouraged to bring chairs along with your own food and drinks. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. To see the full schedule, click here.

Every Friday – Bettendorf Community Band Summer Concerts
Every Friday night through August 2nd, the Bettendorf Community Band and special guests will play a FREE concert starting at 7:30pm at Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd Street. In case of inclement weather, concerts will not be held. To see the full schedule, click here.

July 13th, August 10th, & September 14thBettendorf Parks & Recreation’s Movies in the Park
All movies are FREE and shown at Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd Street, starting at sundown. You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket. To see the full schedule, click here.

July 19th - Family Date Night at the Family Museum
Enjoy lots of games and activities at Family Date Night: Carnival! This evening is a great opportunity to spend time with those you love! Ticket information will be announced soon on the Family Museum's website. Limited tickets will be available starting July 1st at the Family Museum.

Starting September 12th – Citizen Academy
The Citizen Academy is an eight-week informative, interactive program that looks into the internal values, philosophy, and operations of the City of Bettendorf. The Academy is designed to give Bettendorf residents an in-depth look at how their City government works. To learn more and to sign up, click here.

First Saturday of the Month - Cars & Coffee
This event takes place at The Tangled Wood on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9am through October. Organizers describe it as “an informal gathering of car enthusiasts to meet and share their passion for automobiles.” Proceeds from Cars & Coffee benefits the Friends of Bettendorf Parks & Recreation, which helps kids participate in programs offered by Bettendorf Parks & Recreation. You can find out more here.

Every Monday & Thursday – Farmers’ Market at Faye’s Field
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30p-5:30p               

For the City of Bettendorf’s Calendar, click here.

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