THE LANDING: A Community Water Park, Versatile Ice Rink, and Unique Recreational Center Coming Soon to Bettendorf

Bettendorf City Council Approves Premier Partnership with the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley

The City of Bettendorf is now in planning mode to build brand-new amenities for the community that will save taxpayers money and not require any tax increases.

On October 4, 2022, the Bettendorf City Council voted to move forward with three resolutions:

  1. A Shared Use Agreement with the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley to Create a City-Owned, YMCA-Operated Water Park (Click here to learn more about this amenity.)
  2. The Sale of the Life Fitness Center to the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley to Transform into a Youth-Focused Recreational Center (Click here to learn more about this amenity.)
  3. A Contract with RDG Planning & Design for Final Design of a State-of-the-Art Water Park and Permanent Ice Rink (Click here to learn more about this amenity.)

So, what happens now? As our city goes through the process of turning drawings and designs into reality, we will keep you updated every step of the way on this page. 

Click here to see answers to the most frequently-asked questions regarding this project and WHAT’S NEXT now that City Council has made its decision.

Approved Shared Use Agreement with YMCA & Professional Services Contract with RDG October 2022 Complete City of Bettendorf/YMCA
Schematic Design October 2022 In Progress RDG Design Team
Design Development November 2022-December 2022 Not Started RDG Design Team
Construction Documents January 2023-March 2023 Not Started RDG Design Team
Bidding Phase April 2023 Not Started City of Bettendorf/RDG Design Team
Construction May 2023-June 2024 Not Started Contractor (TBD)

November 22, 2022 - Scott County Regional Authority Awards First Grant to The Landing

On November 22, 2022, the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) held its Fall 2022 Awards Ceremony and distributed 52 grants to projects in our community - totaling $1,617,863.

One of those projects is The Landing, which received its first grant from the SCRA - totaling $166,667. The SCRA has a total commitment to The Landing of $4,000,000, which will equal 24 grants over 24 cycles (Fall and Spring). 

This commitment from the SCRA will help pay for The Landing's Community Water Park, which is funded by three separate parties - the City, YMCA, and Private Donors - explained here.