The Aquatic Center will open for the season this Saturday, May 27th!
Stop by the Civic Center and get your season pass now. Visit here for more information.
We say 'Thank You' to those who courageously gave their lives and to those who bravely serve today.
Please be reminded that the Civic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.All YOUTH BASEBALL and SOFTBALL league schedules are now posted! Games begin the week of May 30th.
Click on the links below for schedules and league information.
Baseball Register now for FALL YOUTH VOLLEYBALL! Visit here for more information and details.
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.
EMERALD ASH BORER IS HERE - WHAT NOW?
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
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.
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
"Fit Bits"...by April Kassebaum, Certified Personal Trainer
A periodic feature offering timely fitness advice relevant to your Civic Center workout experience.
Before you get started, here's some basic stretching tips:
Warm up with light exercise before stretching.
2) Breath! Don't hold your breath during stretching.
3) Don't bounce.
4) If it hurts, you're stretching too far.
The specific stretches shown below are just a sampling of the many
flexibility exercises available to help you improve your overall health
and fitness. Contact April Kassebaum for more details.
stretch for baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball players
as well as farmers and dancers. Your shoulder ball-and-socket
joint needs a 360 degree rotation to keep you injury and
shoulder-surgery free. Expand chest & abs with a straight back and head stacked on
shoulders. This is a range of motion stretch. Be sure to feel this in
the biceps & triceps, NOT the forearms or neck.
Use kettlebells w/the following recommended weight, sets, and reps:
BEGINNER: 5 lb. weight limit; 10-30 reps; Max of 4-5x per week
INTERMEDIATE: 10 lb. weight limit; 10-30 reps
ADVANCED: 20 lb. weight limit; 10-30 reps
Once the advanced level is reached, repeat 1-3x per week to keep the shoulder healthy.
future back issues by keeping your hamstrings healthy and strong.
When performing this stretch, have body weight on your heels
rather than the balls of your feet. Hinge from the hips, NOT the
back. You should feel this in your hamstrings and abs.
Use fixed barbells w/the following recommended weight, sets, and reps:
BEGINNER: 1-3 sets of 20 lb. maximum weight; 10-30 reps; 2-3x per week on leg or overall day
INTERMEDIATE: 3 sets of 30-50 lb. maximum weight; 10-30 reps; 2-3x per week on leg or overall day
ADVANCED: 3 sets of 50-80 lb. maximum weight; 10-30 reps; 2-3x per week on leg or overall day
(Note: Do a 10-30 second 'shake out' between each set.)
Be stronger than your excuses!
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.
WE ARE SOCIAL!We are making it easier than ever to stay in touch with Wahoo Parks and Recreation!
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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
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.
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
Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
Fax: (402) 443-4179