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The City of Lincoln maintains a large city park on East Lincoln Ave that includes a covered picnic area, tennis courts, the city pool, RV hookups (6), an 18-hole disc golf course, and the east ball diamond. A fenced, concrete full court basketball court is located near the Rec Department office on Lincoln Avenue, and another ball diamond is at the west edge of Lincoln Ave.  http://www.lincolnks.org/Recreation.html

The Lincoln Area Recreation Commission provides a variety of youth and adult recreation activities including youth soccer and baseball,  and much more.

Every other municipality in the county also has a local park equipped with playground equipment, shelters, and green areas.

Lincoln City Park
The Lincoln City Park features playground equipment for all ages, as well as multiple benches, picnic tables, and a covered picnic area. The park is adjacent to a creek with a swinging foot bridge to cross...
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Sylvan Grove City Park
A beautiful city park greets visitors coming into Sylvan Grove, including a playground area, basketball court, and a modern public restroom, gazebo and covered picnic area.
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Beverly City Park playground
Beverly City Park
Beverly recently upgraded their playground equipment as part of a healthy living campaign. The improved playground area features rubber mulch, bench seating, and a playground with multiple slides and activities targeted for children ages 5-12.
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Barnard City Park
Tucked into a shady grove of trees is a modern playground for the Barnard kids to enjoy.
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Post Rock Disc Golf Course in Lincoln, KS
Lincoln Disc Golf Course
Located at the Lincoln City Park on East Lincoln Ave is an 18-hole course with concrete tee pads and unique limestone tee markers. The course is available on the Udisc app, and the Post Rock Disc Golf Club hosts a tournament in November each year.
Play a Round
Lincoln Pool (photo by Kris Heinze)
Lincoln Swimming Pool
The Lincoln Municipal Swimming Pool is open for the season! Hours are 2 p.m to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri and 2-6 p.m. Sat. Adult swim hour is 5-6 p.m. each day. The daily fee is $2 per person, or season passes can be purchased at the pool for $20 per person...
Cool Off
Lincoln Golf Course
Lincoln Golf Course
A 9-hole sand green course featuring an undulating layout with both uphill and downhill fairways and elevated tee-boxes. Tournaments are held throughout the summer months, and there is a weekly league night. The clubhouse is available for rent for private parties or family gatherings and features kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Tee it Up
KANcycle Bike Sharing station in Lincoln, KS
KANcycle Bike Sharing
Rent a bicycle for a fun new way to be active. The bike station is on the SE corner of the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn and is one of eight KANcycle bike-sharing stations in the regional area. Join the fun by downloading the Movatic app on your phone. Enter the bike's number into the app to unlock. Return the bike to any of the KANcycle bike-sharing stations.
Go Ride!
Lincoln Recreation Department summer ball in Lincoln, KS
Lincoln Rec Dept
Lincoln Recreation aims for enjoyable year-round programs for all ages. Our goal is to instill the same values of our community in our youth athlete, while focusing on sportsmanship and safety in all of our programs.
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Disc Golf Tournament at Lincoln City Park
Camping
Lincoln County has various options for parking RV's and staying to enjoy the scenery. The Lincoln City Park has 6 individual spots available that include 50 amp electric service & additional 20 amp outlet, water hydrant and direct sewer. Sylvan Grove has RV parking at the fair grounds on the south end of the city limits. Wilson Lake offers RV camping, and as well as primitive camping, and some cabins that can be reserved through https://www.reserveamerica.com/.
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More Parks/Rec News

  • Disc golf course is officially open
    The Lincoln Recreation Department unveiled a new disc golf course at Lincoln City Park on June 1. It is a 9-hole layout situated across the east and west ends of the park, and you can keep score by finding the course on the Udisc app on your phone. (photo by Hailey Dixon)
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  • Sylvan Grove ideas for walking trails and splash pad
    Conceptual plans for a walking trail loop and a splash pad in Sylvan Grove aim to improve public infrastructure and increase quality of life in Lincoln County. (Conceptual imagery by Mason Herrman, K-State Regional and Community Planning student.)
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  • Concept for walking trail in Barnard
    A summer intern, working with the City of Barnard and local citizens, developed a concept for a walking trail that included utilizing the levee surrounding the community for the path, adding benches and lighting and signage marking access points.
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  • Proposed improvements to Lincoln’s city park
    Over the past few years, there has been much discussion regarding desired improvements to Lincoln’s WPA-era city park. Through various opportunities to provide input, a summer intern has developed a conceptual plan for the park.
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  • Up a creek, with a paddle: Hell Creek Watersports
    A chance meeting turns a dream into a reality when a watersports enthusiasts and a bait and supply shop owner join forces to start Hell Creek Watersports, a kayak, canoe and paddleboard equipment rental business | Photo credit: Jolie Green, Hays Daily News
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  • Summer interns tackling improvement projects
    When Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning & Design student Mason Herrman first considered his options for a summer internship, he initially thought about applying with architectural firms in cities with populations of more than a half-million people. But after learning about an internship opportunity through his university, he decided to apply. Like Herrman, Landon Cook, a …
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  • On target – Local competitions, training help long-range shooters hone their skills
    For the shooting enthusiast, there’s nothing more exciting than hitting a target from a distance of more than five football fields away. At businesses like Spearpoint Ranch north of Lincoln, shooters have the opportunity to practice and hone their skills to make each shot. | Photo courtesy Spearpoint Ranch
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  • Needed rains restore Wilson Lake
    A surge of moisture across the area in September filled Wilson Reservoir and other area lakes which only months earlier were dealing with the grim effects of a persistent drought. | Photo credit: Ryan Breeze
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  • Clay hired as new Recreation Director
    After a short absence in Lincoln’s recreation department, officials have hired Jessica Clay as the new director just as the summer sports season is gearing up. Earlier this month, the Lincoln Recreation Commission hired Jessica Clay to replace Sarah Hageman, who resigned in January. Clay is the third director in the department’s eight-year history.
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