Gage County Parks Expanded & Improved

Gage County Parks Expanded & Improved Main Photo

13 May 2024

Gage County’s parks offer residents and visitors exceptional recreation opportunities. In Beatrice, unique outdoor sports like frisbee golf and pickleball can be enjoyed, and major improvements are currently being made to baseball and softball fields. With many parks to choose from across the county and consistent improvements, residents have access to convenient recreation wherever they’re located.

Gage County’s Parks Make Recreation Readily Available

Gage County has a variety of parks to choose from. At Chautauqua Park, you can find hiking/biking trails, camping, pickleball, frisbee golf, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits. In addition to community parks, Gage County has expansive recreation available. Rockford Lake State Recreation Area, a regional destination for fishing, consists of approximately 300 land acres around a 150-acre lake. There are also over 25 miles of trails throughout the county for walking and biking equipped with wayfinding signage, restrooms, water and bike repair stations, and seating areas.

The Chief Standing Bear trail also runs throughout the county with trailheads in Beatrice, Holmesville, Blue Springs and Barneston. This trail system spans over 25 maintained miles and feature: wayfinding signage, restrooms and shelters, water and bike repair stations, and histories of the area, including information about local wildlife, pioneers, and the Ponca Tribe.

In Adams, Nebraska, the Growing Adams Park (GAP) Advisory Board in the midst of a five-phase project to add fields and courts for various sports, concession stands, a dog park, a splash pad, and other amenities for the community. In Wymore, the Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund completed a 3 phrase expansion of McCandless Park with the installation of an ADA-compliant, all inclusive playground, new restrooms, and a concessions stand.

To read more about recreation and Gage County parks, visit our website.