Calvert Recreation Center

The front entrance to Calvert Recreation Center

Calvert Recreation Center is a Lincoln Parks and Recreation facility providing community recreation programs and human services for all ages.

  •  Adult Paddle Sports
  • Team Practice Times
  • Family Events
  • Indoor Walking
  • Open Drop-in (free; call for available hours)

Calvert Preschool

Lincoln Parks and Recreation has offered programs and activities for preschool-age children at Calvert Recreation Center since the center opened in 1989. Much has changed since then, and we understand how important early childhood education is to helping young people get a good start in life.

“Our son loves it and has positive experiences there. He has learned so much! You have a wonderful program and excellent teachers! Thank you for exceeding our expectations!” 
-Preschool Parent

Our preschool is focused on music, art, and other fun early childhood activities to help support the learning and development of children ages 3-5 in the following domains:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • Health and Physical Development
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Social and Emotional Development 

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Before School and After School Programs

Lincoln Parks and Recreation has been serving Calvert Elementary School families since 1989. We believe supervised, safe, fun, and meaningful out-of-school time school activities are as important as ever. Some families come to the recreation center because it meets their needs for child care and they “need a place to go.” Our staff is intentional about making the rec. center more than just a place to go. We do this by focusing on a positive environment, supportive relationships, and constructive programs. We encourage Calvert Elementary School families to explore all the opportunities available through the rec. center regardless of your child care needs!

Before School Basics 

  • Students can begin arriving at 6:30 a.m.
  • Game room, board games, coloring, reading, etc.
  • Organized gym games
  • Before school staff escort students eating school breakfast to the cafeteria at 7:40 a.m. (all others at 8:00 a.m.). 

After School Basics

  • After school staff pick up students inside the school building upon school dismissal.
  • Caring adult supervision (1:15 ratio)
  • Group games and sports
  • Outdoor activity
  • Homework Club
  • Academic and enrichment opportunities
  • Snack Provided
  • Students must be picked up no later than 5:45 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Rec: Our kindergartners receive V.I.P. treatment with a self-contained After School Recreation group all of their own and developmentally-appropriate activities that address their unique interests and needs. 


Need-based scholarships are available for families who qualify based upon income and the size of their household. Applications are available at the recreation center office. Before and after school programs are also approved to accept Title XX. 

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History of Calvert

Calvert Recreation Center opened its doors August 28, 1989. Construction of the gymnasium was a joint effort of the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and Lincoln Public Schools. This common facilities model allows each agency to save money by sharing costs and space, and in turn, provide affordable recreation and human service opportunities for the community. The partnership grew in 2010 when the Parks and Recreation department joined forces with the school district and Lincoln Community Learning Centers to operate Calvert Community Learning Center (clc) as its lead agency. This strengthens the network of support available to children, youth, families, and the College View Neighborhood, through the coordinated efforts of Calvert Recreation Center, Calvert Elementary School, and other community partners.






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