The Lincoln Area Recreation Commission provides a variety of youth and adult recreation activities including youth soccer and baseball, adult Zumba classes, the Post Rock Classic Run/Walk, and much more.

The City of Lincoln is host to tennis courts, the city pool, and recreational vehicle hook-ups, all in the area of the city park, and a fenced, concrete full court basketball court at the western edge of Lincoln Avenue. To view information on the City of Lincoln’s facilities, please visit their website at

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

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  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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