Parks & Recreation Programs
FUNdamental to Youth Development and Active Living!
Have you ever wanted to take a tennis lesson, learn about backyard composting or attend a summer camp? Lincoln Parks and Recreation offers all of those activities and many more at our 7 recreation Centers, 9 public pools, 5 city golf courses, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Woods Tennis Center and in our Team Sports Programs. Many locations are now accepting registrations for programs and classes so follow the links to find out more!
Get your friends, neighbors and coworkers together to play! Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for both youth and adults to be a part of organized team sports all year round. You can now reserve athletic fields on-line!
When school’s not in session, check out our School’s Out programs. We offer a variety of adult supervised programs for children throughout the year including summer day camps, before and after school recreation and kids days off activities.
A variety of fitness, leisure interest, human service and youth development programs are offered at Lincoln’s five recreation centers. We also provide therapeutic recreation programs to youth and adults.
For more than 40 years, the Pioneers Park Nature Center has been helping children and families discover nature. A nature-based pre-school program is offered at the Nature Center during the school year, and day camps are available for school-age children during summer months. The 668-acre site includes 440 acres of native prairie and eight miles of hiking trails. The new addition to the Prairie Building features “green” building techniques, prairie murals by Mark Marcuson, new exhibits including the photos of Michael Forsberg and a children’s corner.
Looking to make a splash? Visit one of our 9 outdoor public pools this summer, sign up for swim lessons, join a swim and dive team or buy a season pool pass.
Lincoln Parks and Recreation offers 5 well-maintained public golf courses, each providing a unique experience. Whether you like tree-lined fairways and water hazards or links style, we’ve got a course that’s sure to challenge you.
The Woods Tennis Center has offered tennis programming to Lincoln since 1985. Lessons, clinics and leagues for all ages and abilities are available throughout the year. The Tennis Center has 6 indoor and 9 outdoor courts, locker facilities and a snack bar.
We have members throughout Lincoln doing great work within the low-income community and exploring career options at the same time. Hands-on training along with workshops and meetings will provide skill building opportunities for all members.
The Salt Valley Greenway is a ribbon of open space and greenway links within the Salt Valley drainage basin in Lincoln and Lancaster County. One of the key links is the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch, linking Pioneers Park and Spring Creek Prairie, important resources for tallgrass prairie and environmental education.
The Master Plan for Roberts Park
is based on an ecological design framework attributed to sustaining and enhancing ecosystem services. These services are benefits provided by functioning natural systems, such as grasslands, toward human well-being.