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Play in the Parks

Play in the Parks!

Explore, Experience and Enjoy FREE Activities in the Parks!

The Play in the Parks events initiated in the summer of 2016 to provide free community events focused on wellness throughout Lincoln. It's sister program, Party in the Parks, started in 2013.

Free programming all summer long!

Belmont Family in the Park

Food, Fun and Swimming for all ages at Belmont Park and Pool. Located at Belmont Park and Pool. Join us for food, fun, and swimming followed by a family movie in the park! Movie starts at 8 PM. For more information, call (402) 441-6789.
Wednesday, July 31
Time: 6-10 pm
Location: Belmont Park and Swimming Pool, 1234 Judson St
Fee: FREE

Canoeing at Holmes Lake

Dates: May 29, June 26, July 30, August 28, 2019
Wednesday
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Meet at the canoe rack on the North side of Holmes Lake, 70th & Normal Blvd.
Fee: FREE
Get outside and enjoy canoeing on Holmes Lake. Our staff will teach you how to properly navigate the waters. Lifejackets, canoes and paddles are provided for the experience.

Move More Lincoln

Move More Lincoln Wellness Series

Free fitness classes in the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 250 North 21st Street. Make some time for yourself and get moving for free. Classes are designed for all fitness levels, are free and no pre-registration required. Please bring a yoga mat or thick towel for yoga. Parking may be available in front of the building or in the parking lot north of 21st & Q. Biking to class is encouraged!
Get Fit at Union Plaza, 21st & P St. For more information, visit chelincoln.org.
Community Partner: Community Health Endowment of Lincoln
Dates: May 28 thru September 28, 2019
Location Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 250 North 21st Street
Fee: FREE
  • Monday 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.: Pilates
  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm: Zumba
  • Wednesdays 12:00-12:45 pm: Yoga
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm: Zumba*
  • Fridays 12-12:45 pm: Feeling Fit with Aging Partners
  • Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am: Yoga
No class June 6, 21, and 22.
* Thursday Zumba classes will be held at the F Street Community Center, 1225 F Street, beginning 8/15.

Night Splash

A special after-hours party for middle school students!
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Fee: FREE
  • June 6: Arnold Hts., Star City Shores, Univ. Place
  • July 11: Belmont, Irvingdale. Woods
  • August 1: Ballard, Eden, Highlands

Play in the Pool

Bring yourself or the whole family as we explore the joy of underwater hockey, logrolling, water polo, or other games. Two or more activities will be explored each night. Swimming ability needed.
Ages: 8yrs +
  • Thursday, June 6, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Arnold Pool, 4000 NW 46th
  • Tuesday, June 11, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Ballard Pool, 3901 N 66th
  • Tuesday, June 25, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Belmont Pool, 12th & Manatt
  • Saturday, July 13, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Highlands Pool, 5511 NW 12th
  • Thursday, July 18, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Woods Pool, 33rd & J
  • Thursday, August 1, 6:15 - 7:30: PM Eden Pool, 4400 Antelope Creek
  • Saturday, August 3, 10:30 AM - 12 PM: University Place Pool, 2000 N 48th

Water Fitness -Adult

Ages: 15+ yrs
Last year was a hit, so we brought it back! Get fit and have fun in the water. This class is a bit more intense. Expect to do walking and cardio exercises in the water as well as resistance work for strength building. All activities will be done in the water. Classes are entirely free, we ask that you check in at the front desk before hopping in the pool. For more info, (402) 441-4906.
Dates: May 29-August 11
Fee: FREE
  • Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM:
    • Belmont Pool, 12th & Manatt, 402-441-7826
    • Eden Pool, 4400 Antelope Creek Road, near 48th and Normal Blvd, 402-441-7827
  • Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM:
    • Irvingdale Pool, 1900 Van Dorn, 402-441-7828
  • Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM:
    • Eden Pool, 4400 Antelope Creek Road, near 48th and Normal Blvd, 402-441-7827
  • Sundays, 12 -1 PM:
    • Eden Pool, 4400 Antelope Creek Road, near 48th and Normal Blvd, 402-441-7827
  • Sundays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM:
    • Ballard Pool, 3901N. 66th , 402-441-7898
    • Irvingdale Pool, 1900 Van Dorn, 402-441-7828

Water Fitness - Youth

Ages: 5th - 12th grade
Parent waiver will need to be signed prior to participation. For more info, (402) 441-4906.
Dates: May 28-August 6
Tuesdays , 6:15-7:15 pm: Irvingdale Pool, 1900 Van Dorn, 402-441-7828
Fee: FREE

Play Lincoln and Yoga (P.L.A.Y.)

Dates: September 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2019
Day: Sundays
Time: 10-11 am
Location : Antelope Bark Band Shell
Fee: FREE
Community Partner: Community Health Endowment of Lincoln