Spring 2023: 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 warm, sunny months ahead!


Our City offers free yard waste weeks to solid waste customers to defray the cost of yard waste disposal during the spring and fall lawn cleanup seasons.  The free, or "No Sticker," weeks are offered for two (2) weeks in the spring from April 3-14, 2023 and six (6) weeks in the fall from October 23-December 1, 2023.  Yard waste must still be placed for collection at your pickup point on your normal pickup date in a Kraft two-ply bag or bundled properly.

For bagging/bundling tips and other important information from the City of Bettendorf Public Works Department, click here


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.


The day you roll your garbage and/or recycling cart out to the street may be changing. Starting April 3, 2023, the Public Works Department is adapting some routes in the northern part of town, which will impact 1,740 homes when it comes to their garbage day and/or recycling week. 

To find out if your garbage day and/or recycling week is changing, click here.


Every Spring, the Bettendorf City Council votes on the upcoming fiscal year's utility fees. You can find those here.


The Palmer Hills Golf Course is now open for the season. For tee times, call (563) 332-8296 or click here.

Don’t Forget About The Forge!

This unique putting experience features 18 fun and engaging holes, suited for everyone – beginners, avid golfers, friends, and families. You can even book an outing for your company or host a fundraiser! Call (563) 344-7168 for more information.

If you love to putt – or just love to have fun – grab a partner and join The Forge Putting League! It includes eight weeks of play from June through July. For details, click here.

Palmer Grill Under New Management

On April 1, 2023, Palmer Grill is opening its doors to the public under a new partnership. Click here to read more.


Crow Creek Dog Park is now open for the season after heavy rain, little snowfall, and mild temperatures during the winter months.


The City of Bettendorf recently applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community through the League of American Bicyclists. As part of their review process and to help the League gain a better understanding of bicyclists’ experiences in our City, they are encouraging you to take a survey and provide input: www.bettendorf.org/BikeSurvey. To learn more, click here.


Progress is being made on The Landing, which begins construction in May 2023. You can learn about the project and see updates here.


We have the cure for Cabin Fever and the Winter Blues! The Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring/Summer Brochure is out and packed full of programs, lessons, and classes for all ages. Check it out by clicking here and then register by clicking here.


We are hiring! There are plenty of positions available in Parks Maintenance, Parks & Recreation, and Palmer Hills Golf Course Maintenance. We would love for you to join the City of Bettendorf Team! Go here for more information.


There are two holidays the City will observe in Spring 2023: Good Friday on April 7th and Memorial Day on May 29th. This means City Hall will be closed and collection services may be impacted. When we have those holiday schedules, we will post them here


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

Starting April 1st – 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 the Bettendorf Parks Foundation, which helps kids attend summer camps and recreation programs. Cars & Coffee is also putting on the first-ever Concourse D’ Quad Cities Car Show on May 20th at The Tangled Wood starting at 8am. “Car enthusiasts of all ages and tastes are encouraged and welcome.”

April 22nd – Annual Night at the Museum at the Family Museum

The Family Museum is hosting its Annual Night at the Museum on April 22nd at the Family Museum. This year’s theme is Groovy Gala, so get those platform shoes and bell bottoms out and boogie right here to buy your tickets today!

April 26th – Downtown Bettendorf Clean-Up

The City of Bettendorf is once again participating in the Downtown Bettendorf Cleanup - organized by XStream Cleanup and in partnership with the Downtown Bettendorf Organization - on Wednesday, April 26th! If you would like to help us - and get a FREE LUNCH for doing so - sign up here.

Opening May 1st – Farmers’ Market at Faye’s Field

Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30p-5:30p

May 20th – Public Works Day Open House

The Public Works Department is holding an Open House on May 20th at its Maintenance Center, 4403 Devils Glen Road. There will be equipment on display, giveaways, activities for kids, food, and more. More details to come!

June 2nd – Bettendorf’s 120th Birthday Bash

Our City turns 120 in 2023! We will be celebrating on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 so SAVE THE DATE and visit this page to learn more!