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Play in the Parks

Play in the Parks!

Explore, Experience and Enjoy FREE Activities in the Parks!

The Play in the Parks events initiated in the summer of 2016 to provide free community events focused on wellness throughout Lincoln. It's sister program, Party in the Parks, started in 2013.

Lincoln Play Day!

Walk the woods park loop and play on the way!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Woods Park, 33rd & “O” Street

We have a wide variety of fun activities for kids of ALL ages, from 2 to 92! All activities at the park are free!

Attendees are encouraged to walk, run and ride to this wellness event. Bike racks are available throughout the park, tennis and pool areas. Parking available in near 32nd and O Streets next to the Health and Parks Administration Buildings as well as Woods Pool and Tennis center parking lots off J Street as well as the Kiwanis baseball field south of Woods Park. Attendees should plan on wearing attire appropriate for physical activity.

lincoln play day Play with the family!

  • Gaga Pit
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bubbles
  • Spray Chalk art
  • Frisbee golf mini course
  • Simon Says
  • Water balloon toss
  • Open play on playground
  • From 6-7pm spray park would be open no cost to public - swim suit must be worn!
Try your best with fun contests!
  • Volleyball Serving contest
  • Kickball
  • Hot Shots basketball
Splash around!
  • The Woods Pool's splash park will be open from 5-7pm for free splash time. Youth are required to wear a swimsuit to play within the Woods Splash park.
  • A hotdog meal combo will be available for purchase from the Woods Pool concession stand for only $1.00.

Active Living Every Day

Find ways to be active every day: at work, at home, on vacation, etc. You will learn the skills you need to become and stay physically active.
Dates: May 2-July 25
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30-10:30 am
Location: F Street Community Center, 1225 “F” St

Belmont Family in the Park

Food, Fun and Swimming for all ages at Belmont Park and Pool. Hotdogs and chip provided. For more information, call (402) 441-6789.
Friday, August 11
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Belmont Park and Swimming Pool, 1234 Judson St

Canoeing at Holmes Lake

Dates: May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 30, Sept 27, 2017.
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Get outside and enjoy paddling your own canoe on Holmes Lake. Our staff will teach you how to properly navigate the waters. Lifejackets, canoes and paddles are provided for the experience. Meet at the canoe rack on the North side of Holmes Lake, 70th & Normal Blvd.

Crunch and Lunch

Dates: May 30-August 11, 2017
Time: 9 am-12:30 pm
Locations: Peter Pan Park (33rd & Y St).
Free Breakfast and Lunch for kids ages 2-18. Free Weekly activities for kids who have completed K-5. Breakfast served from 9-9:30. Lunch served from 12-12:30.
For more information, call (402) 441-4900. *No program or food on 5/30 or 7/4.

Move More Lincoln Wellness Series

Dates: May 31st - September 2nd, 2017
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm: Bootcamp
Wednesdays 12-12:45 pm: Yoga
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm: Zumba
Fridays 12-12:45 pm: Feeling Fit with Aging Partners
Saturdays 10:15-11:15 am: Yoga
No class June 3 & 24, or July 4 & 15.
Get Fit at Union Plaza, 21st & P St. For more information, visit
Community Partner: Community Health Endowment of Lincoln
Move More Lincoln

Water Exercise - Adult

Ages: 15+ yrs
New to water exercise? Intimidated by high intensity fitness? Looking for a lower intensity workout? This class is for you!
Instructors teach a low intensity water based exercise routine that is good for every body. Classes are entirely free, we ask that you check in at the front desk before hopping in the pool.
Dates: June 1 - August 13, 2017
Days: Wednesdays and Fridays | Time: 5-6:00 pm
Days: Sundays | Time: 12-1:00 pm
Eden Pool , 4400 Antelope Creek Road, near 48th and Normal Blvd, 402-441-7827

Water Fitness -Adult

Ages: 15+ yrs
Last year was a hit, so we brought it back! Get fit and have fun in the water. This class is a bit more intense. Expect to do walking and cardio exercises in the water as well as resistance work for strength building. All activities will be done in the water. Classes are entirely free, we ask that you check in at the front desk before hopping in the pool. For more info, (402) 441-4906.
Dates: June 1 - August 13, 2017
Days: Thursdays and Sundays
Time: 6:15-7:15 pm
Irvingdale Pool , 1900 Van Dorn, 402-441-7828
Dates: May 31 - August 9, 2017
Days: Thursdays and Sundays
Time: 6:15-7:15 pm
Belmont Pool, 12th & Manatt, 402-441-7826

Water Fitness - Youth

Ages: 5th - 12th grade
Parent waiver will need to be signed prior to participation. For more info, (402) 441-4906.
Dates: June 1 - August 13, 2017
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Irvingdale Pool , 1900 Van Dorn

Wacky Water Sports

Bring yourself or the whole family as we explore the joy of underwater hockey, logrolling, water polo, and aqua-quidditch. Two of events will be provided each class. Swimming ability preferred.
Ages: 6yrs +
Thursday, June 8, 6-7:30 pm: Arnold Pool, 4000 NW 46th
Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am-12 pm: Highlands Pool, 5511 NW 12th
Thursday, July 13, 6-7:30pm Eden Pool, 4400 Antelope Creek
Saturday, July 22, 6-7:30 pm: Belmont Pool, 12th & Manatt
Thursday, Aug 3, 6-7:30 pm: Ballard Pool, 3901 N 66th
Saturday, Aug 12, 10 am-11:30 am: Star City Shores, 4375 S. 33rd Ct.
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am-12 pm: University Place, 2000 N 48th

Yoga in the Park

Dates: June 17 and July 22, 2017
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9-9:45 am
Location : Henry Park, 44th & Prescott Ave.

Yoga in the Park

Dates: Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
Day: Sundays
Time: 10-11 am
Location : Antelope Bark Band Shell
Community Partner: Community Health Endowment of Lincoln