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Plan to add $100,000 splash pad at Lincoln Park gets a lukewarm reception from neighbors

A plan to add a $100,000 splash pad at Bettendorf's Lincoln Park got a lukewarm reception from neighbors at a public meeting Wednesday (4/12) with the city's park board.

Neighborhood residents raised concerns about parking and the loss of greenspace for other youth activities. They also felt that if such a water feature was added at the park, located at Central Avenue and 27th Street, a restroom would be needed.

Bettendorf's new Forest Grove Park: six years and $4.7 million later first public amenity takes shape

Bettendorf's newest park – Forest Grove – will finally welcome visitors sometime late this summer with the opening of a small "Community Corner" consisting of a picnic shelter, restrooms, a children's playground and a 24-car parking lot.

The first usable feature of the park on the city's far north edge will be a notable event, but the long road to the first amenity hasn't been cheap: $1.8 million to date, not including $2.92 million the city paid for the 92-acres back in 2010.

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