Wahoo Parks and Recreation


Leave the Gift of Health, Fun & Fitness under the tree this holiday season!

Gift certificates may be purchased for:
Civic Center Memberships, Aquatic Center Season Passes, Fitness Class cards, Tanning cards, and Group Party Rentals!
All make great gifts for that 'hard to buy for' person on your Christmas list.  Come into the Civic Center today to find something that 'fits' your needs.

Limited openings remain!...don't delay!

Team registrations are now being accepted for our Winter Adult Sports Leagues.
Click on the links below for more information.

Men's Slowbreak Basketball  /  Women's 3-on-3 Volleyball  /  Coed Volleyball

Civic Center Stocking Stuffers are now on sale!  Purchase a Stocking Stuffer for only $15 and receive a five-visit punch card to the Civic Center...PLUS if you redeem the Stocking Stuffer card by February 1, 2018...we will waive the initiation fee ($25 value) for any new membership purchase.  Stocking Stuffers are perfect for any relatives or family in town for the holidays, college students back home, or anyone just wanting to try out the Civic Center before purchasing a membership.  Call 443-4174 for more information.

Celebrate Good Times!...C'mon!
Celebrate with us!  We can help make your next group party memorable!
Click here for more information or contact Chris at 443-4174 to find out more about our Group Party Packages.


With confirmation last year by the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Nebraska (Omaha and Greenwood)...Wahoo property owners are strongly encouraged to become well-informed about this invasive pest and the tremendous impact it is expected to have on the City of Wahoo's community forestry.

A survey of Wahoo's 'public' trees which includes trees on public property and in the street right-of-way, indicates that ash species comprise the largest single species of trees on public space in our community...nearly 325 trees!  Keep in mind, this does not include the dozens of ash trees on private property.  Clearly, EAB will have a tremendous impact on Wahoo and our tree canopy.  Now is the time to learn as much as possible about EAB and it's impact so that you can make appropriate decisions regarding your ash trees.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find pertinent EAB information and links as well information about the Wahoo Community Forestry program.  Please take the time to review and become an informed property owner.

"Fit Bits"...by April Kassebaum, Certified Personal Trainer
A periodic feature offering timely fitness advice relevant to your Civic Center workout experience.

The Civic Center has two 'battle ropes' in the Fitness Room available for patrons to shake up their fitness routine.  Battle rope training is just one of many forms of H.I.I.T. training that is popular today.  H.I.I.T. stands for High Intensity Interval Training.

What is H.I.I.T.?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an advanced form of interval training and an exercise strategy alternating periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.  In plain English, that basically means you’ll be working as hard as humanly possible for a short amount of time, resting, then working hard again.  An entire HIIT session usually only lasts for about 10 to 20 minutes.

Which Battle Rope should I use?
The Civic Center has two sizes of battle ropes in the fitness room.  The 'left rope' is 30' in length, weighs approximately 16 lbs. and is intended for those who are 4'11" to 5'8" in height.  The 'right rope' is 50' in length, weighs approximately 28 lbs. and should be used by those at least 5' 8" in height or taller.

How do I use the Battle Ropes Correctly?

Correct execution of battle ropes movement will light your core on fire!...including your waist, arms, entire back, hips, and thighs!  You need a strong back and knees to start.  Proper stance is crucial (see left).  Lean back and stay up straight and move the core 40 muscles every second of the workout.

What Does a Battle Rope Workout Look Like?
A sample workout set using the ropes might look like the following:
1 minute exercise at 70%-110% heart rate, followed by...
3 minute rest with heart rate at 30%-70% and then repeat the exercise
Continue this for a maximum of 12 minutes.  Can be done 2-6x/week.
And don't forget to properly warm up before doing a rope workout!

Note:  The poster in the fitness room has examples of specific exercises and movements you can perform using the ropes.

Be stronger than your excuses!

April Kassebaum is available for fitness consultations at the Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Find her on Facebook or text April at (402) 610-3091.

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Need a place to tan?...We've got you covered!  Click here for more details.
Please note:  We would encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment.

Nebraska Forest Service - EAB Site

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

Map - EAB Treatment Consideration Zone
 & Current Quarantined Areas

EAB - Guidelines for Nebraska Homeowners

EAB - Signs & Symptoms

Selecting Trees for EAB Treatments

Omaha World-Herald Article:
EAB - Homeowner's Guide

EAB/Ash Tree App - Helps Homeowners identify
Ash Trees on their Property - Available for Apple

and Android devices.  Search for "ash trees"
in your app store.

Wahoo Community Forestry Information

Wahoo Community Forestry Ordinance - A Property Owner's Guide
Application for Tree Planting Permit
Street Tree List
ReTree Nebraska's 17 for 2017
Tree Selection and Planting - Best Practices
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 1
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 2

Mission Statement:

The Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department is charged with providing quality parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services to enhance the overall quality of life for the Wahoo community.  In achieving our mission, we are dedicated to managing and developing parks and recreation facilities which are responsive to varied and changing citizen needs.  We strive to provide attractive, modern, and well maintained facilities and green spaces which serve as a source of community pride.  We are committed to providing and promoting a creative and balanced schedule of recreation activities and events and work in close cooperation with various civic groups and organizations in facilitating a wide array of leisure opportunities.

The information contained on this website offers an overview of what we are all about…our facilities, programs, and membership services.  We invite you to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered by our organization.

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter