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Crete's newest park opened in Summer 2020; Library Park at 16th and Grove next to the new Crete Public Library and Community Room.

Starting Thursday, May 12: Please use City Hall doors on the south side (City Park side). Parking is available. The north (13th Street) doors will be closed during reconstruction of the stairs and sidewalk. 

City of Crete 
Parks & Recreation Department
Brian Stork, Public Works Director 
Aaron Steffensmeier, Parks Groundskeeper 
Dan Dunaway, Recreation Coordinator


City Hall - 243 East 13th Street
Parks Shop - 320 West 6th Street
Phone: 402.826.4314

City Hall is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Office is located on the first floor. An elevator is accessible from the ground floor entrance on the south side of the building.

Public Parks

The City of Crete has 11 beautiful parks, which include a public pool, dog park, and camping areas, in addition to a community garden and community spaces maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. One additional park is in development. Two appointed citizen boards meet on park and recreation activities: Park Board & Tree Board.

Visit the city's online map - select 'Parks and Amenities' under the Layers tab (at left) to view park locations, including athletic fields, playgrounds, etc. Find park areas and city facilities that can be rented or reserved.

Recreation Programs

Current Programs (registration closed):

  • T-ball (ages 5-6) - games are Thursdays, May 26, June 2, 9, 16 at Rotary Park
  • Micro T-ball (ages 3-4) - games are Wednesdays, May 25, June 1, 8, 15 at Rotary Park
  • RipTide Swim Team

Current & Upcoming program registration dates:

Parks and Recreation organizes a year-round schedule of youth and adult programs. The department utilizes RecDesk online for all of its program information to register and pay for programs, check upcoming events and schedules, obtain forms and documents, reserve a field or facility and so much more. Getting started is easy, just create an account to gain access to everything offered by the City of Crete Parks & Recreation Department. View the full 2022 Recreation program schedule and registration dates on RecDesk. Please note: programs or information may change, watch for announcements each program season.

There are numerous recreational activities and facilities available to community residents through additional resources in Crete, including Doane University and Crete Public Schools. Four state recreational areas are within 20 miles of the city. See more about local recreation opportunities, including youth athletics, in the Living in Crete section of this site.

 

*New park coming soon: Farrington Park on Blossom Place