Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department Celebrates Big Wins

Four Awards. One Mission: To support and strengthen the City of Bettendorf’s Parks and Recreation Department.

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - a City Employee, a Volunteer Group, a Service Club, and The Tangled Wood were honored at the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association Conference at the RiverCenter in Davenport. 

Here is some information on the 2023 Recipients with ties to the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department:

20230329_213947 - CopyAward: Administrative Assistant

Recipient: Kimberly Radcliff

Kim Radcliff has worked for the City of Bettendorf for 23 years providing excellent administrative services so the Parks and Recreation Department can provide top quality programs, special events, and superior customer service.

“Kim exhibits a passion and enthusiasm for the profession, displays leadership in providing quality programs and services, and has exceptional customer service and communications skills,” said Kim Kidwell, Culture and Recreation Director for the City of Bettendorf.

2022 End of Season Dinner - Group PhotoAward: Volunteer Group

Recipient: Bettendorf Parks Ambassadors

The Parks Ambassadors are a group of volunteers who commit to helping keep the City’s parks safe and clean. They volunteer their time to monitor parks in the evenings, an added resource to the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department and the Bettendorf Police Department.

239853375_3644594432310459_7369024508961046811_nAward: Service Club

Recipient: Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation

The Friends of the Bettendorf Parks Foundation is being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department by helping provide funding to children in our community so they can participate in our recreation programs. The ‘Friends’ hold several fundraising events throughout the year including the Jamie Hill Golf Tournament, Senior Golf Cart Tours, and new this year: Cars and Coffee – a monthly event that begins this Saturday, April 1 at The Tangled Wood. Thanks to their efforts, $16,000 in fundraising dollars provides assistance to more than 65 children a year.

273152758_1818465555210503_282121781343212892_nAward: Business Support

Recipient: The Tangled Wood

This award recognizes a private organization that has contributed to the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department and enhanced the quality of life within our community. The Tangled Wood is a restaurant that holds an annual Parks and Recreation Day where customers have the opportunity to learn about programs, bike safety, trails, the Crow Creek Dog Park, Palmer Hills Golf Course, and seasonal employment opportunities. The Tangled Wood also supports programs through donations to the scholarship program.