University of Nebraska-Lincoln

PARKS, SPORTS & RECREATION

PARKS & RECREATION
SPORTS
GOLF COURSES

 

PARKS & RECREATION

Lincoln City Parks
(402) 441-7847
Lincoln has 125 parks within the city limits, boasting 128 miles of hiking trails, lakes for boating, fishing and swimming, and even fields of roaming bison at the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Sunken Gardens
27th and Capital Parkway
Lincoln, NE
(402) 441-8267
Developed in 1930, Sunken Gardens is the only Nebraska garden listed in the “300 Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and Canada” by National Geographic Guide to Public Gardens. The 1.5 acre garden features a Healing Garden, Perennial Garden and Annual Garden. Each spring, the Annual Garden’s 30,000 individual plants bloom with a different theme. To arrange a garden tour, contact contact Steve Nosal at snosal@lincoln.ne.gov or (402) 441-8267.
Parking is available at 26th & D, along 26th Street, along D Street, and east of the Hamann Rose Garden at 27th and B.

Admission is free.
Open 6am-11pm Daily, year-round.

Pawnee Lake State Park
3800 NW 105th
Lincoln,  NE  68524
(402) 796-2362

Head 12 miles west of Lincoln to find the second largest lake in the region and over 1,800 acres of wilderness. Hike, bike and swim at one of two sandy beaches.

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Display Gardens
UNL East Campus
(402) 472-2971

Vine Street Fields
17th & Vine Street
Lincoln, NE 6858

The Bike Rack Bike Rental
3321 Pioneers Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 488-2101
Hybrids & Mountain Bikes: $30 per day
Road Bikes: $40 per day
Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm; Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm

UNL Bike Shop
841 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
Single Speeds, Mountain Bikes and Touring Bikes. Rent by the day, for 3 days or by the week. See website for prices.
Daily 12pm-6pm

Champions Fun Center
1555 Yolande Avenue
Lincoln NE 68521
(402) 434-7066

For one-stop fun, Champions Fun Center is the place to be. Featuring batting cages, miniature golf, water wars, go-karts, arcade games and more, the facility offers a world of entertainment at a reasonable price.
Hours vary by season; see website or call ahead

Lincoln Children’s Zoo
1227 S. 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 475-6741

Lincoln Children’s Zoo is a can’t-miss spot for the animal loving youth. With several interactive exhibits such as the Firsthand Farm and Critter Encounter and Laura’s Butterfly Pavilion, this zoo creates an environment for children to experience and learn about the world around them.
Open daily 10am-5pm (April 14-Oct 14); Wed, 10am-8pm (Jun-Aug)

James Arthur Vineyards
2001 W. Raymond Road
Raymond, NE 68428
(10 miles north of Lincoln)
(402) 783-5255

For just five dollars, visitors can taste six wines and receive a complimentary James Arthur Vineyard wine glass. The vineyard also offers a variety of foods including an assortment of sausages, cheeses and breads.
Mon-Thurs, 10am-6pm; Fri/Sat, 12pm-9pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm (April 1-Oct 31); Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 12pm-9pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm (Nov 1-Mar 31)

WunderRosa Winery
2361 Wittstruck Rd
Roca, NE 68430 (1o miles south of Lincoln)
(402) 328-3494
A fairly new winery, WunderRosa opened in 2009 with four wines. Today, they make 10, and are still growing. Take a wine trail tour and enjoy live music. Order a sausage, cheese, and French bread plates to accompany your wine and take a seat in the tasting room or on the patio.
Thurs, 3pm-9pm (through July), Thurs, 5pm-9pm (after July); Year Round: Fri, 5pm-9pm; Sat, 12pm-9pm; Sun, 1pm-8pm.

Lincoln Stars Ice Box
1800 State Fair Park Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 540-2731

Home to the Lincoln Stars, the rink is open to the public for skating on Saturdays during the hockey season.
Sat, 2pm-3:30pm. See website for seasonal schedule.
Admission is $7.00 and skate rental is $3.00

 

SPORTS

UNL Athletic Department
Main Office: (402)-472-4224
Ticket Info: (800) 8-BIGRED or (402) 472-3111
Bob Devaney Sports Center
1600 Court Street
Lincoln, NE
68508
Ticket Info: (800) 8-BIGRED or (402) 472-3111
The 13,595-seat arena is home to  Cornhusker men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Inside, the Husker Hall of Fame and the Husker Walk of Fame displays over 100 years of excellence in Nebraska athletics, while the Hydraulic banked track is one of the finest and fastest indoor facilities in the world.
Call (402) 472-3333 for information on guided tours.
Open daily 8am-8pm

University of Nebraska Memorial Stadium
10th St. and Stadium Drive
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-3333

Ticket Info: (800) 8-BIGRED or (402) 472-3111
Since 1923, Memorial Stadium has been the home of University of Nebraka-Lincoln’s football team, the Huskers. 1923, Named Memorial Stadium to honor all Nebraskans who served in the Nation’s wars (check out the inscriptions on the four corners of the stadium). With a current capacity of 81,067, the historic stadium also possesses one of the largest replay screens in the nation.
Self guided tours are available daily 8am-8pm, with limited field access, at Gate 24 (when no teams are practicing). Download a walking tour brochure online, or pick one up at Gate 20.
Husker Football Schedule
Husker ticket information

Haymarket Park & Lincoln Saltdogs
403 Line Drive Circle
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-2255

Named after its location in the Haymarket, the stadium is home to the Lincoln Saltdogs, a member of the North Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Lincoln Stars
1800 State Fair Park Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-7827

Lincoln’s tier one junior ice hockey team. See website for game schedule.

 

 

GOLF COURSES

Wilderness Ridge Golf Club
1800 Wilderness Woods Place
Lincoln, NE 68512
(866)-439-GOLF (4653)
18-hole championship golf course, and the primary home to the UNL Pro Golf Management Department, as well as a practice course for the UNL Husker’s golf teams.

Highlands Golf Course
5501 Northwest 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 441-6081
An 18-hole, championship, public golf course designed in 1993 by Jeff Brauer. Book your tee time online

Mahoney Golf Course
7900 Adams Street
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 441-8969

Ager Golf Course
3761 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 441-8963
Mon-Fri, 8am-dark. April-October. No club rental available. 

Holmes Golf Course
3801 S 70th St
reet
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 441-8960

Pioneers Golf Course
3403 West Van Dorn
Lincoln, NE   68522
(402) 441-8966

Built in 1930, this is the oldest public course in Lincoln.
Open year round. See website for seasonal times.