Easterday Recreation Center

The exterior of the Easterday Rec center, with a sign that says the name of the building, some bushes and trees, and a bench to sit on the sidewalk to the door.

Easterday Recreation Center is a Lincoln Parks and Recreation facility providing adaptive recreation programs for youth and adults with disabilities. We offer Adaptive Recreation Programs in a safe family friendly environment, structured activities, inclusive art classes, and social programing. 

Lincoln Parks & Recreation sponsors the Lincoln Shooting Stars team with competition in various sports for all ages. See more about our Special Olympics Programs

Drop In Programs

Game Room and Gym

Come by and play pool, ping pong, or other games in our game room. 

Time:  1:30-4:30 pm

Game Room Fee:  Free

Gym Fee:  $2.00 per person

Ages:  14+, 13 and under are allowed with adult supervision.

Hours:  Hours vary depending on scheduled programming. Call the center, 402-441-7901, for availability.

Facility Rental

Building Rentals

You can rent the Easterday Recreation Center for your next birthday, family gathering, meeting, social event, or club.

$46/hour- Lobby, Classroom, Game Room, Kitchen

$46/hour- Lobby, Gym, Kitchen

$57/hour - Whole Building (Lobby, Classroom, Game Room, Kitchen, Gym)

Call 402-441-7901 for information.


History of Easterday

The Easterday Recreation Center has long been a staple among the Parks and Recreation Department, serving a wide variety of Lincoln citizens. Easterday is best known for its Adaptive Recreation Activities, providing opportunities for young people and adults with special needs. 

Easterday Center was created in 1970, named after Grace Bowen Easterday. Grace was the first secretary of the Lincoln Recreation Board when it was organized in 1925 and served on the board for 28 years until retiring in 1953. Grace passed away in 1969, shortly before the dedication of the City’s newest recreation center.

Before the new recreation center was opened to the public, Lincoln City Council voted to name the center after Grace Bowen Easterday, as the Easterday Recreation Center. 

Since its doors opened in 1970, Easterday Recreation Center has identified itself as one of the City’s premiere centers for adaptive recreation. Young people and adults with special needs have long found opportunity at Easterday through different clubs, sports, and creative activities. Special Olympics programs are also offered at Easterday, providing collaborative training for athletes of all abilities. 


Adaptive Recreation Programs

Adaptive recreation programs are offered to individuals with disabilities. Our programs provide supervised settings for social interaction with friends, and offer a variety of age-appropriate activities including exercise, leisure activities, and special events.

Click to learn more about our Adaptive Programs

  • Adult Day Structure 1:  Weekday program for adults with mental health diagnoses.
  • Adult Day Structure 2:  Weekday program for adults with medical/physical health diagnoses.
  • Adaptive Clubs:  Evening recreation clubs
    • Hi-Time Club: Young Adults, meet on Mondays
    • Social Club/Friendship Club: Ages 22+, meet on Wednesdays


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