Irving Recreation Center


Irving Recreation Center recognizes the value of programming that enrich the quality of life for participants by providing a continuum of services. These services are delivered in a manner that ensures collaboration with residents and businesses to achieve the city's priority of creating safe, healthy, and inclusive communities. Educational and recreational activities offered at the recreation center cover core service areas to include: dedicated leadership, a commitment to excellence, creative programming, and the best use of our natural financial and human resources.

Drop In Program

Game Room

Irving Rec Center's popular game room is a fun space to pick up a ping pong paddle, play foosball or try your hand at a game of pool. Two ping pong tables are available in the game room, and two pool tables, foosball available in the lobby. There are also several family board games available to check out. The game room is located off the main lobby of the community center. 

The game room is free and open to the public to use during Drop in hours.

November 1 - March 31
Days: Monday - Thursday   |   Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Days: Saturday   |   Time: 1:00-5:30 PM

April 1- October 31
Days: Monday - Thursday   |   Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

After School Programs

Lincoln Parks and Recreation has been serving Irving Middle School families after school since 1977. Much has changed in the past 39 years, and we believe supervised, safe, fun, and meaningful after school activities are as important as ever for middle school students.

Some students visit the rec. center simply because they need a place to go after school; however, our staff is intentional about making the center "more than just a place to go." After school staff does this by focusing on a positive environment, supportive relationships, and constructive programs.

During after school hours at Irving Recreation Center, middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of age-appropriate, fun, and enriching activities. Students can stay as busy as they’d like with homework, clubs, and special events, or they can simply choose to socialize with friends. We encourage all students to be engaged and take advantage of the activity choices available at the recreation center.


Irving Rec. Center is open exclusively to Irving students upon school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. Students are welcome to stay after 5:30 p.m. when the rec center opens to the public. Closing times vary by season. 

After School Membership

Students must submit an After School Member Form participate in clubs and be eligible for discounted punch cards and year passes. Need-based scholarships are also available to qualifying members. Membership is free. 

Fee Information 


  • $3.00 per day 
  • $45.00 for a 20-day punch card (20% discount) 
  • $350.00 for a school year pass (34% discount*) 

*Year pass discount calculated at 180 days. 

Program Information


  • Homework Room 
  • Special interest clubs, classes and activities 
  • Sixth grade sports camps 
  • Game room 
  • Field trips 
  • Adult supervision 

The Basics 

  • Students must have a pass to enter the rec center after 3:15 p.m. 
  • A student cannot enter the rec center on another student's punch card. 
  • Loitering and/or waiting for rides outside the rec center are not allowed. 
  • Students who drop-in following school intramural must pay the daily fee at that time. 
  • Students may remain at the center after 5:30 p.m. The center is open to the public at that time. 
  • Make sure to sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter! 


 Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, M.L. King Jr. Birthday, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Election Days (the rec center is a polling location.)

Membership Form

Picnic Loan Equipment

Reserving equipment 

Reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve equipment, simply call Irving Recreation Center at 402-441-7954

Rental period 

Prices listed are for our standard four-day rental period.   

Payment information 

Payment is due when picking up equipment.  Irving Recreation Center accepts cash, check, and credit/debit card payments for equipment rental fees.
Make checks payable to: Lincoln Parks and Recreation.  

Picnic Loan Equipment Price List


  • Bean Bag (2 each)
  • Single sports balls (football, soccer ball, basketball, volleyball, and kickball)


  • Badminton Set (net,rackets,birdies; no poles) 
  • Beanbag Toss (4 bean bags included) 
  • BINGO Cards Only - (set of 50) 
  • Bocce ball
  • Corn Toss
  • Standard Frisbees (5)
  • Gunny Sacks (3)
  • Horseshoes (aluminum)
  • Hula Hoops (4 30" hoops)
  • Jump Ropes (4)
  • Ring Toss
  • Spoon and Egg (6 colored eggs & 6 spoons)


  • BINGO Set (balls, cage, calling card, and 50 cards)
  • Bull's-Eye Washers
  • BULZI Bucket
  • Cage Ball (36")
  • Croquet Set
  • Game Cones
  • Horseshoes (steel)
  • Kickball set (kickball and 4 bases)
  • Ladder Ball/Lasso Golf
  • Parachute (12' or 30')
  • Softball Set (2 balls, 2 bats, 9 gloves, 4 bases)
  • Tug-of-War Rope (50')
  • Washers
  • Water Cooler (5 gal.)
  • Zume Bottle Battle


  • Badminton System (net, racket birdies, and poles)


  • Volleyball System - Outdoor (net, ball, and poles) 

Please Note: Prices and equipment are subject to change. Call 402-441-7954 for current prices and availability.

Facility Rentals and Reservations

Irving Recreation Center

Facility Rentals

Did you know you can rent Irving Recreation Center for your next birthday party, family gathering, meeting, social event or club? Call 402-441-7954 for information. 

For More information

Court Reservations

Reserve one of our Basketball or Volleyball courts online.


Half-Court Fee: $15/55 min  |   Full-Court Fee: $30/55 min

April 1 through Oct 31:
Days: Monday- Thursday   |   Time: 5:00-5:55pm, 5:55-6:50pm

Nov 1- March 31:
Days: Monday- Thursday   |   Time: 5p-5:55pm, 5:55-6:50pm, 6:50-7:45pm
Days: Saturday*   |   Time: 1:05-2pm, 2:05-3pm, 3:05-4pm, 4:05-5pm
*No Saturday basketball starting April 1


Fee: $16/55 min
Sept 1 - Nov 5
Days: Wednesday   |   Time: 5-5:55pm, 5:55-6:50pm

History of Irving

Irving Recreation Center was the first common facility built in cooperation with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincoln Public Schools.  It was originally proposed in 1971 and 1972 when the school district was planning to build a new gymnasium at Irving Junior High. The recreation center was completed and opened to the public on March 28, 1977.  

The common facility model allows each agency to save money by sharing costs and space, and in turn, provide affordable opportunities for citizens.  It also strengthens the network of support available to children, youth, and families in the community through the coordinated efforts of Irving Recreation Center and Irving Middle School





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