Facility Profile: Goettsch Community Center

Address: 2204 Grant St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Date Constructed:  1955

The Community Center is a multi-use facility that features various meeting spaces, catering amenities, youth-sized basketball/volleyball courts, and a food pantry. The facility primarily serves as a year-round gathering place for seniors and small affinity groups or organizations as well as a site for summer recreational volleyball programming. 

Pros:

  • Affordable rentals for athletic groups, community groups, cultural groups, and seniors
  • Located downtown
  • Variety of sizes and spaces to fulfill needs
  • Offers large indoor space for camps during weather events

Cons:

  • Old facility and in poor condition
  • ADA accessibility is a challenge
  • Outdated facility with older finishes
  • Poor restroom / shower facilities

For more information, visit the Parks & Recreation page for the Community Center.

 

Facility Profile: Life Fitness Center

Address: 2222 Middle Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Date Constructed: 1970

Life Fitness Center is a 68,000 square foot multi-use recreational facility that features indoor
tennis courts, basketball/volleyball courts, a weight room, group exercise rooms, a walking
track, and an indoor lap swimming pool. The facility fills the need in the community for court
sports groups, active older adults, and tennis memberships primarily. 

Pros:

  • Located in the new geographic center of town
  • Long walking / jogging track
  • Good tennis facility
  • Good condition for it's age
  • Indoor pool facility

Cons:

  • Walking track and circulation paths conflict
  • No air-conditioning
  • Pool mechanical equipment nearing end of life
  • Not ADA compliant, renovations would be challenging
  • Parking is a challenge

For more information, visit the Life Fitness Center website at lifefitnesscenter.org.

 

Facility Profile: Splash Landing Aquatic Center

Address: 2220 23rd St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Date Constructed: 1968

Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center is an outdoor community water park that is composed a main recreation pool, toddler pool, and splash pad.  Located in Middle Park, Splash Landing is local choice for outdoor recreation water in Bettendorf.  It features 6 lap lanes, zero depth entry pools, kiddie slides, body flume slides, a diving board, a drop slide, and numerous spray and play water features.

Pros:

  • Good outdoor recreational water facility
  • Located at the center of Bettendorf
  • Recent renovation to add party space

Cons:

  • Needs family oriented restrooms
  • Parking circulation is problematic
  • Restroom facilities serve the rest of Middle Park
  • Restroom facilities are in need of an update

For more information, visit the Parks & Recreation page for the Community Center.

Project Kickoff

Project Kickoff

The Parks and Recreation department along with the hired consultant group led by Perkins+Will has kicked off the Recreation Facilities Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study.  This included tours of the existing recreation facilities and reaching out to a number of stakeholders in the local community.