Wahoo Parks and Recreation


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.


 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.


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.

Before you get started, here's some basic stretching tips:

1)  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.

Key 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:
 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.

Avoid 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:
 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!

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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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

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