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5aa0277181a55Crete Area Medical Center walking trail.
College Heights Country Club - Crete Golf Course.
College Heights Country Club - Crete Golf Course.
Doane University Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center.
Doane Lake on campus - Youth Fishing Derby in May; Crete, NE.
Sledding at College Heights Country Club, Crete, NE.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center east of Crete.
Crete Area Medical Center walking trail.

Local Recreation Areas & Facilities:

Annual community events: Mayor’s Day at Wildwood Pool, Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival, Independence Day fireworks at College Heights Country Club, Saline County Fair, Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Crete police and fire departments and Doane University campus, Crete High School and Doane University homecoming celebrations and many more. Links to local organizations, resources and facilities are listed below. Several Crete businesses offer martial arts, boxing, and other classes for youth and adults. Check local directories.

Seniors:

Crete Senior Citizens group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at noon at the Wanek Community Center (1410 Maine Ave.) for lunch and a program.

Airport and skydiving:

Crete Municipal Airport - Crete Municipal Airport has a 4,200 ft. paved and lighted runway and a 3,400 ft. sod runway. Other features include VVASI, VORDME, NDB-2 approaches, instrument approach, rotating beacon, Unicorn 122.8, hangars, ties downs, lighted wind sock, fuel, aircraft rental and sales, training, full-time attendant and repairs. More information...

Crete Skydiving Center - A student orientated dropzone at Crete Municipal Airport since 1983. SkydiveCrete is USPA (United States Parachute Association) certified skydiving center. More information...

Golf course and fitness:

College Heights Country Club - Located south of the Doane University campus at 1225 East 4th Street, CHCC is a semi private, nine-hole course that appeals to golfers of all skill levels. Facilities include a clubhouse, golf simulator, putting green and driving range. Men’s and Women’s Leagues, youth clinics, special events and tournaments are held during the season. More information...

Crete Area Medical Center Walking Trail - The CAMC campus at the northeast corner of Crete, 2910 Betten Drive, includes a half-mile, five-foot wide concrete walking trail that loops through a creek and woodland area with a walk bridge and small pond. It is open to the public and accessible from CAMC or the annex building to the east.

Doane University Fitness Center - The George and Sally Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center, finished in 2010 on the Doane campus, includes a fitness center accessible to community members who apply for membership. Community members can either pay an annual membership fee or pay on a daily basis. Applications, fees and hours are available at Doane's Business Office. More information... or call 402-826-8580 or 402-826-8200.

Nature centers, camping, hunting & fishing:

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center - Audubon established this site between Crete and Denton in 1998. The visitor center opened in 2006 at 11700 SW 100th Road. This 850-acre tallgrass prairie sanctuary offers over three miles of walking trails, native prairie grasslands, wetlands and ponds, wildflowers and grasses, and beautiful scenic vistas with historic 19th-century wagon ruts from a cutoff to the Oregon Trail. More information…

Doane University - Nature Explore Classroom - Located south of the Hansen Hall parking lot on the south edge of campus, this outdoor classroom provides exploring areas for students to learn and enjoy nature-inspired activities and sites.

Nebraska Game and Parks - Bluestem State Recreation Area - This 742-acre area, located 8 miles east of Crete, offers camping and picnicking as well as access to a 325-acre lake. More information...

Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District - There are nine recreation areas nearby with opportunities for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. More information…