Air Park Recreation Center


Air Park Recreation Center provides enriching community recreation and human service programs for youth, adults, and senior citizens. 

We partner with Arnold Elementary School to offer our school age childcare programs.

Air Park Neighborhood Center is available to rent for your reunion, birthday party, meeting or event. Rentals can include game room, gym and/or the multipurpose room. Call 402-441-7876 for more information and to book your event.

Air Park Center and Williams Branch Project

Since 1979, people of all ages from Lincoln and the Arnold Heights neighborhood have enjoyed the activities and programs provided by the Air Park Recreation Center. Now more than 65 years old, the existing building is reaching the end of its useful life. It is also separated from the nearby neighborhood by a busy street, making it difficult for families and young people to get there safely.

The vision is to build a campus that includes Arnold Elementary School, Williams Branch Library, adjoining parks and recreation facilities including the Air Park Recreation Center and neighborhood improvements. Space is also reserved for the potential to replace the Arnold Heights Pool at this site in the future.

The public can share what they want to see in this facility by taking the community survey until Friday, March 12, 2021. There will community open houses and updates posted on the Air Park Project page.


Drop In Programs

Open Gym

Youth younger than middle school age must be accompanied by an adult.

Youth Drop In: Monday-Friday, 3:00-8:00 PM
Adult Drop In: Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $2 per visit or $21 for a 12 visit "Activity Card" 

Fitness/Weight Room

Universal Style equipment, free weights and treadmill. Adults & high school youth can use the weight room unsupervised. Middle school youth must be supervised by person 18 yrs. and older.

Fee: $2.50 per visit or $25 for a 12 visit “Activity Card”  

Court Reservations

Fee: $15 for 55 minutes for half court (1 basket), during open hours 
Fee: $30 for 55 minutes for full court (2 baskets), during open hours 
Call 402-441-7876 for reservations

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Open Door Senior Time 

Senior citizens can utilize the center for leisure activities, a walk in the gym, or friendly conversation over a cup of coffee. 

Days: Fridays
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM 
Fee: Free

Indoor Walking 

Stay fit during all types of weather by walking in our comfortable gyms. Call ahead for availability on non-school days. 

Days: Fridays
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Fee: Free 
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM 
Fee: $2


School's Out

Before & After School

Arnold School is a K-5 school serving 750 students living in the neighborhoods near NW 48th street. Our school is named after General Henry “Hap” Arnold, who was born on June 15, 1886 and was taught to fly by the Wright brothers. General Arnold was a 5-star general created a new branch of the Armed Forces, the Air Force. The original Arnold School opened in 1959 to serve the military base housing. In August 2009, 50 years later, a replacement school was opened. The new school celebrates the aviation history of the Arnold School community. 

 Programming is held at Arnold Elementary School when school is in session and the Air Park center when school is not in session.

For more information, call 402-441-7876

Register Here.


Kids Day Off & Kids Week Off

Program is offered on days and weeks when school is not in session during the school year. Advanced registration is required. Participants are asked to wear active clothing and footwear. Title XX accepted and need based scholarships are available. 

 Register Here.

Learn more about Lincoln Parks and Rec's School's Out programs. 

Karate: GoJu Ryu

Air Park Recreation Center GoJu Ryu Karate Class Logo A traditional Okinawan style of martial arts that combines the “softer” style of redirecting and blocking with the “harder” style of kicking and punching movements. Classes will teach kata, good technique, awareness of surroundings, self-defense, discipline, and you'll get a good workout. All sessions start on the first week of each month. Instructor.

Call 402-441-7876 or visit Air Park Rec Center to register.

Tiny Ninjas (5-7 years of age)

Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00-6:45 PM
Fee: $22 a month (1x/week)

Junior Youth (8-14 years of age)

Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Times: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM, Thursdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Fee: $60 a month
Special Class: Kobudo Kumite
Date & Time: Saturdays 12:15 AM- 1:15 PM

Adult Karate (15 years of age and older)

Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Times: Tuesday 7:15-8:15 PM, Thursdays 7:15-8:15 PM, Saturdays 2:45-3:45 PM

Fee: $30 a month for Thursdays or Saturdays


Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate Lincoln Logo

Rock Steady Boxing classes are not currently being offered.

Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program based on training used by professional boxers and adapted for people with Parkinson's disease, to enhance their daily quality of life. Since July of 2016, Rock Steady Boxing has been taught by experienced trainers and includes stretching, bicycling, running, jumping rope, push-ups, balancing and non-contact boxing. 

Only those with Parkinson's disease may register for the program, and all participants must provide a physician's release. There are no age or condition restrictions and caregivers may need to be present to provide assistance during the class. 

Class Fee: $80 a month 
Class Day/Time: Vary depending on level. Visit for more information. 
Assessment Fee: $45 one-time fee for a 90-minute assessment by the coach, which includes gloves, t-shirt and wraps 
Assessment Days & Times: Call 402-441-8271 or email for more information


Facility Reservation

Gym and Building Rentals

Air Park Neighborhood Center is available to rent for your reunion, birthday party, meeting or event. Rentals can include game room, gym and/or the multipurpose room.

Rental Rate Per Hour: 

Room (While Open) - $30.00
Center/Lobby (After Hours) - $57.00
Gym/Lobby (After Hours)- $57.00
Whole Building

Call 402-441-7876 for more information and to book your event. 


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