Hastings Parks & Recreation maintains over 300 acres providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the community. Click here for a complete listing of City Parks.
East Side Blvd. & Lakeside Drive
In the middle of a historic residential neighborhood the park is a mile around and is perfect for walking, jogging and bike riding. The park also includes a playground, wading pool, grills, picnic tables and duck/fishing pond with an observation island.
Woodland Ave. & "D" St.
Built on the site of a former brick-making factory, remains of the kilns can still be seen on the east side of the park. Attributes of this park include a walking trail, picnic shelter, basketball courts, grills, picnic tables, restrooms and a playground as well as an outdoor amphitheater which is the site of many concerts each summer. The terrain, combined with adequate snow cover, also makes this park a popular sledding location.
5th Street & Laird Avenue
Playground equipment, drinking water, picnic tables, restrooms and the largest pavilion in Nebraska. The pavilion was erected in 1907 and several musical and choral productions are held there annually. The pavilion can be rented for events year round.
Northshore Drive off of Burlington
An ideal location for swimming, boating, sailing, jet-skiing and fishing. The Pioneer Spirit Trail also winds its way around the park providing a great place for walking, bike riding and rollerblading. The park also includes, ball diamonds, grills, picnic tables, play grounds, sand volleyball courts and a frisbee golf course. For permission to camp or to inquire about boating/fishing permits please call Parks & Recreation at (402) 461-2324.
Hastings Dog Park
Hwy. 6 & D Street (just off of Spencer Ave)
55 acres of fenced in freedom for your pooch! Take off their leashes and let them run, open daily between 6 am and 11 pm.