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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!

School’s Out

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. 



Preschool doesn’t just provide childcare. It also prepares kids ages 3-5 for primary school and helps to inspire a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Parks and Recreation is here to help Lincoln kids find their perfect match. 


Team Sports

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!


Recreation Centers

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.


Pioneers Park Nature Center

For more than 50 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. Nature and outdoor programs for all ages are offered year-round. The 668-acre site includes eight miles of hiking trails, two interpretive buildings, gardens, and live animal exhibits.


Public Pools

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 City Golf 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.


Party in the Parks & Play in the Parks

Explore, Experience and Enjoy FREE Activities in the Parks with the Play in the Parks . Get fit all summer long with FREE wellness classes like the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series and the popular Water Fitness classes throughout our public pools. Relax and enjoy free concerts and learn new things at community events with the Party in the Parks events.


Woods Tennis Center

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.



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