Wahoo Parks and Recreation


Registration is underway for the first session of YOUTH GYMNASTICS.  Visit here for more information and registration details.

Youth Football and Volleyball team rosters (Wahoo teams) are now posted.
Complete season schedules for football are now posted.  Volleyball schedules are first week only.
Click on the links below.



With the recent confirmation by the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Omaha as well as a second confirmation in Cass County (Greenwood)...Wahoo property owners are strongly encouraged to become well-informed about this invasive pest and the tremendous impact it is expected to have on the City of Wahoo's community forestry.

A recent survey of Wahoo's 'public' trees which includes trees on public property and in the street right-of-way, indicates that ash species comprise the largest single species of trees on public space in our community...nearly 325 trees!  Also keep in mind, this does not include the dozens of ash trees on private property.  Clearly, EAB will have a tremendous impact on Wahoo and our tree canopy.  Now is the time to learn as much as possible about EAB and it's impact so that you can make appropriate decisions regarding your ash trees.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find pertinent EAB information and links as well information about the Wahoo Community Forestry program.  Please take the time to review and become an informed property owner.

Click on the links below for more information including a printable City of Wahoo employment application:

Job Announcement  /  Job Description  /  Employment Application

"Fit Bits"...by April Kassebaum, Certified Personal Trainer
A new feature offering timely fitness advice relevant to your Civic Center workout experience.

The Civic Center recently added a set of FIXED BARBELLS (pictured left) that range in weight from 20 lbs. to 110 lbs.  Try the five fixed barbell exercises below to add a little pizazz to your workouts!
Here's a few training tips when performing these fixed barbell exercises:

1)  Alternate each set between the narrow and wide grips provided on the barbells (see photo left).

2)  Proper lifting form during each exercise should include keeping your elbows straight, maintaining a tight core, and good breathing.

3)  For endurance and definition, perform 3 sets of 30 reps of each exercise.

4)  For mass and power development, perform 3 sets of 10 reps of each exercise.

#1 - Posterior Deltoid Straight Arm Press
Arms behind the back pushing the barbell
away from the body.  Works the 'back' or
posterior of the shoulder.
#2 - Tricep Press
Photo shows the starting position of the exercise.
Elbows at 90 degree angle, pushing the barbell
above your head and extending the arms.  Works
the triceps on the back of your upper arm.

#3 Chest Press
Photo show the starting position of the exercise.  Bring barbell down to your chest and push up for one rep.  Works the chest (pectoral)
muscles as well as the triceps.
#4 Standing Bicep Curl
Photo shows position at mid-point of the exercise.  Keep your elbows close to your body.  Works the biceps on the  front of your upper arm.

#5  Overhead Pull
The top photo shows the starting position.  The bottom photo shows the finishing position.  Keep arms straight throughout the exercise.  Works the lat muscles in the back.

Be stronger than your excuses!

April Kassebaum is available for fitness consultations at the Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Visit her website to contact her directly at:  www.FitByApril.com

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Let's Get Your Party Started!...

We can help you make your next group party or function memorable.  Click here for more information about our group party packages or contact Amber at 443-4174.

Group Party Request Form

Need a place to tan?...We've got you covered!  Click here for more details.
Please note:  We would encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment.

Nebraska Forest Service - EAB Site

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

Map - EAB Treatment Consideration Zone
 & Current Quarantined Areas

EAB - Guidelines for Nebraska Homeowners

Selecting Trees for EAB Treatments

Omaha World-Herald Article:
EAB - Homeowner's Guide

Wahoo Community Forestry Information

Wahoo Community Forestry Ordinance - A Property Owner's Guide
Application for Tree Planting Permit
Street Tree List
ReTree Nebraska's 16 for 2016
Tree Selection and Planting - Best Practices
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 1
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 2

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter