Holdrege is lucky to have two beautiful parks, North and South, and they are beautiful on this Nebraska holiday, Arbor Day.
I LOVE TREES. I like to stop and take pictures of trees. I think they represent the meaning of life in a way. For a strong life you need a good foundation, the roots….as you go through life with the trials and good times. The wind blows a tree back and forth, but it always reaches for the sunshine (the good days).
And the parks in town are two of my favorites places. I took my children there in strollers. I walk and sit to reflect at these parks. I take my grandchildren now.
So many people use these two great parks and the community continues to support improvements to them.
Among the beautiful trees, South Park has playgrounds, picnic shelters, and a walking trail. If Frisbee is your game, you’ll find an official Frisbee Golf Course here.
Lots of shade makes South Park a great place for family activities. The entrance to the park is at 4th Avenue and Morton Street. The Holdrege swimming pool borders the park at 3rd Avenue and Blaine Street.
North Park surrounds a small lake that provides fishing opportunities and a home to the resident ducks and geese. Several species of migrating birds make North Park their winter home.
In the park, there is a walking trail around the lake, tennis courts at the north side and picnicking shelters throughout. The tennis courts were recently renovated and more amenities will be added in the next few years.
The splash pad is a popular place to cool down in the summer. An inclusive playground will be constructed this summer in North Park. Trees and other beautification are added to the park regularly.
The City of Holdrege has a memorial tree program at North Park. A directory for these trees is here: Memorial Tree Directory. Entrances to the park are just off Burlington Street (Highway 183) on 14th and 18th Avenues.