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Ribbon Cutting for Jetty Park

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City officials gathered on Monday to celebrate the newest attraction in downtown Bettendorf. Jetty Park is located on the riverfront, at the Isle Casino Hotel, and just upstream from the I-74 bridge. 

Mayor Bob Gallagher says the park is the result of a partnership of the city, the casino hotel, and downtown business owners. 

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Jetty Park, on Bettendorf's downtown river front.

"This is a part of the creation of a sense of place in Bettendorf. This'll tie to the urban park that'll be under the new I-74 bridge - a gateway into our downtown. This is going to be a great opportunity for us to work together over the next four to five years."

Nancy Ballenger, general manager of the Isle Casino Hotel, says they first started thinking about a possible park when the Isle casino moved off the boat, and onto land, in 2016. And when the weather's nice, it's a great place to watch construction of the new I-74 bridge, or even for family reunions or small weddings. 

Jetty Park is also ADA accessible for people who want to go fishing.