Wahoo Parks and Recreation


All Youth Football and Volleyball team rosters and league schedules are now posted!  Click on the links below to view.


Still looking for after school care for your child(ren)?...

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


With confirmation in 2016 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.

Get 'BACK' to the Basics...

The Civic Center has a new Back Hyperextension machine in the weight room.  This simple, but effective machine offers an intermediate to advanced way of targeting the 'love handles' and strengthening your back.  Strengthening your lower back and core muscles can aid in the management of back pain -- as your muscles get stronger, they are able to offer more support to your spine, which improves your posture and relieves pain.

There are two adjustments that can be made to the machine to:  1) control the height of the hip pad for varied user heights and 2) adjust the angle of the exercise (see picture below).

Foot Placement:
Your foot should be centered on the foot pad.  The roller pads will make contact with the back of your leg just above the ankles.
Adjusting the Hip Pad and Angle:
The pad should be set to hit just below the hip bone.  Lower angles will target the back.  Higher angles will target the hamstrings.

Several variations of the exercise are exhibited below.  Recommended sets and reps are as follows:
Without Weight:  25-50 reps w/1-3 sets (3-5 days/week) - Develops endurance, speed, and definition
With Weight:  10-20 reps w/1-3 sets (3-5 days/week) - Develops girth and power

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.

We are making it easier than ever to stay in touch with Wahoo Parks and Recreation!
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Please note:  We would encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment.

Nebraska's EAB Resource Center

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