The Recreation Division provides a wide variety of leisure time activities for the citizens of Grand Island. Activities include athletic leagues, recreational activities and special events year round.
Summer Activities: Check out the Park and Recreation Summer Activities Guide for information on youth parks programs, swimming lessons, facilities, special events, and more!
Community Fieldhouse: Offers indoor leagues and training for soccer, volleyball, football, baseball, softball and more. This facility features 210' x 100' of indoor turf area, 4 volleyball courts, 3 batting cages, 2 basketball courts, and an indoor children's playground.
Swimming: The Parks and Recreation Department provides a range of aquatic facilities and services. Grand Island swimming facilities include Island Oasis Water Park, Lincoln Park swimming pool, and four free children's wading pools. The Aquatics Division offers open swimming, private rentals, swim lessons, and special programming. All city aquatic facilities are seasonally operated.
Grand Island Games: This is an exciting adult team Olympic style event! The goal of this weekend event is to allow participants a chance to experience a wide variety of recreational activities, meet new people, build company pride, promote community unity, and have some good old fashion fun! Activities include sand volleyball, tug of war, obstacle courses, bowling, trivia, table tennis, and much more!
Sports: A wide range of sports leagues, camps, and clinics are offered for both youth and adults at the Grand Island Community Fieldhouse. Soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, kickball, archery, and much more! Outdoor sports opportunities include the Central Nebraska Youth Track and Field Meet, Adult Flag Football League, and Adult Coed Kickball League. The Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department teams up each February with the GI YMCA to host the Winter Rally Adult Women's and Coed Volleyball Tournament. The Winter Rally is one of Nebraska's largest adult tournaments.
Central Nebraska Youth Track & Field This is a program boy and girls ages 8 to 13. The program promotes basic running, jumping and throwing skills to the youth participants. First through forth place finishers of the Grand Island local meet automatically qualify for the State meet held in either Grand Island, Kearney, York, North Platte, or Hastings. This state meet will rotate each year.
MLB Pitch Hit & Run: This event provides youngsters an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls ages 7-14 the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running abilities. It is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the "FUN" element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Stolley Park Railroad: All aboard! The Stolley Park Railroad is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon or evening. Riders will enjoy two trips around Stolley Park on Central Nebraska’s only life size garden-scale railroad. The Sweet Tooth Shop will also be available to park goers offering a wide range of concession items and train souvenirs. A visit to the Stolley Railroad is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday, company picnic, or group outings!
Jeremy Bachmann, Recreation Superintendent
Phone: (308) 385-5444 Ext. 290
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