Area Parks and Recreation

Henderson boasts two beautiful city parks, a golf course, aquatic center, baseball/softball complex and a wide variety of activities for adults and youth alike. On this page you’ll find information about all endeavors of a recreational variety, and the parks in which you can do them in.  If you’re interested in our area activities and events, check out our PLAY page.  There you’ll find the area events and activities and how to get connected.

Local Parks

Henderson Downtown Park

The Henderson Downtown Park is located half a block away from Henderson’s Main Street.  With lush green grass, shade provided by various trees, a picnic shelter, and gazebo, you can use this park for anything from family gatherings to a relaxing walk. The park also includes a play structure, tornado slide, swing set, band stage and restrooms to keep you and your family entertained.

Lakeview Park

Lakeview Park is a great place for highly active families to relax and enjoy time together.  You’ll find a one mile cement trail around the park, a picnic shelter, lake, tennis courts, two play structures and aquatic center.  Located adjacent to the Henderson Sports Complex, this park is a perfect spot to take a break between baseball and softball games.

Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park

Henderson Heritage Park is located 1 mile north of Henderson. This park offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers in the Henderson area. Featuring a replica immigrant house, general store, school house, barn, farm house and church, there is a wealth of information about the history of Henderson. This park is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a private tours can be arranged by calling Marj Smith at (402) 723 – 5793.

Recreation

Galaway Creek Golf Course

Galaway Creek Golf Course is a nine hole course with sporting grass greens and watered fairways that covers just over 2,600 yards. A meandering creek dissecting the course adds to the challenge of the game. Floating golf balls are a must for hole #2 as the lake threatens to grab your ball as you aim for the green. Should you escape the water, don’t relax yet since the vast assortment of trees dotting the landscape among staggered sand traps silently wait to snatch a ball not heading in the direction of the green.

Directions to the golf course from Interstate 80 (Exit 342) is south three miles, turn right on Birch Street, left on S. 15th Street and go two blocks south. For further information contact the Pro Shop at (402) 723-4828.

 

Henderson Aquatic Center

Swimming in the SummertimeThe Henderson Aquatic Center opened in 2003. It consists of 5,229 square feet of heated water and has a one meter diving board, three meter diving board, basketball goal, figure eight slide, small tot slide and pop jets. There is a separate plunge area for the figure 8 slide, a zero-depth entry, swimming lanes and a diving well. The bathhouse is 2,000 square feet and has a concession/ admissions area, office/staff area, locker/shower rooms and also houses the filtration room. The bathhouse is ADA compliant. The swimming pool is part of the Lakeview Park in the southwest part of the city. Lifeguards are on duty during pool hours. The pool is managed by Angela Bergen, Nora Ohrt and Anne Regier.

Red Cross and private swimming lessons are offered in the mornings along with adult swim and senior swim.

The pool opens at the end of May and closes in the middle of August. The pool hours are 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week unless the temperature is below 70 degrees.

For further information during the open season contact (402) 723-4680.

Henderson Sports Complex

The Henderson Sports Complex was built in 2009 with the first games taking place on the fields in 2010.  Located on the west side of Henderson, this complex with two universal ball fields, concession building and area for future soccer field is busy most of the summer with baseball and softball games. The Henderson baseball/softball program has several girls and boys teams ranging from age 4 to high school age. Tee-Ball starts in April and last 3 weeks prior to the regular ball season.

For further information contact City Hall at (402) 723-5782.