Cost: Free admission
Union Plaza is a place of discovery, gathering and celebration for all those who visit. The Park features four water features, a festival space, the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, a children's discovery area, a pond plaza, outdoor plaza seating, a scenic overlook, outdoor amphitheater, bike trails and public art.
Along with the overall concept of water, each block has a more specific focus on natural ecological systems, which are seen through the themes for the murals installed on the retaining walls as well as the pavement patterns which represent the dry stream beds that would have been present before Lincoln was established. The P and Q streets block has a community focus. The Jayne Snyder Trails Center provides amenities for trail users, space for public gatherings, restroom facilities and the 200 person Dickson Dinsmore Graf Amphitheater. Murals between these two city blocks focus on community including Native American tribes and pioneers that settled in this area. Lastly, the Q to R streets block focuses on the flora and fauna of Nebraska. The Assurity Overlook is located on the south side of the block in the shape of an inverted vortex. It offers views along the channel as well as to the city, truly capturing the fact that Lincoln is an urban forest. The Assurity Overlook is planted to show the juxtaposition of native and agricultural plant material and includes bioretention cells that collect and clean the storm water runoff.
Two pieces of public art are in the P to Q Street block. Artist James Tyler's Groundwater Colossus stands 12 feet tall and is on the west side of the park. This sculpture is meant to personify the Ogallala Aquifer that sits beneath it. Loudspeakers embedded in the head play both the sounds of trickling water and clanging metal which represents the impact that humans have on the environment. Artist Shannon Hansen's Discover is on the east side of the park. When you stand back and peer through Discover, it frames the Capitol building.
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Community Playhouse positively transforms the lives of individuals and profoundly changes our community by providing the finest quality theatre experience in both process and production. LCP provides theatre education and outreach opportunities to the community.
Nebraska's premier paintball park for the past 26 years. The park includes 21 acres of wooded area with seven different playing fields. The park now specializes in low-impact paintball for ages 8 and up. Come in for birthday parties, bachelor parties, church outings, corporate events and just plain fun. Now featuring online booking and waivers.
Hours: Jan.-Mar.: 1-5pm Fri.-Sun. Apr.-May: 1-6pm Fri. Sun. June-Oct.: 1-8pm Fri-Sun.; 1-6pm Sat. Nov.-Dec.: 1-6pm Fri.-Sun.
Directions: Take I-80 or West O Street to Crete Exit, turn left on 142nd Street (about 1/4 mile). Or from southwest Lincoln take hwy. 77 south to Nebraska 33 (Crete Exit). Take that to 142nd Street. Turn right and go 4 miles.
Enjoy the view from the hilltop overlooking the beautiful Denton Hills area and the 12,000 vine vineyard. Then enter into the modern tasting room and "taste the true taste of Nebraska." All wines are produced, processed and bottled on site. All grapes are grown 100% from their chemical free vineyard. No wine is bottled until it has aged at least 24 months. Nebraska cheeses and sausages also available. Take a walking tour of the vineyard anytime. Tours of the production facilities are available by advance reservation. For special parties, call 402-430-3698.
18 hole, par 72
Crooked Creek boasts an outstanding 18-hole
championship golf course with five sets of tees to choose from for varied difficulty.