PARKS AND RECREATION
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
OSCEOLA CITY PARK
Located on North State Street, between Highway 81/92 and Ridge Street.
Osceola’s main park is located on North State Street, between Highway 81/92 and Ridge Street, and offers a basketball and tennis court, a variety of playground equipment, public restrooms, and two sheltered picnic areas. Overnight camping is permitted on the south side for a limit of 3 days on a first come-first serve basis.
THE POCKET PARK
Located on the southeast corner of the downtown square.
The Pocket Park is located at the southeast corner of the downtown square at the intersection of North State and Hawkeye Streets. This beautiful mini park was created to promote the historic downtown area and features the renovated Harry Musselman popcorn stand, a small stage, benches, fountain, pergola, tables and chairs, a memorial section, and a city directory sign.
Located at 621 North State Street in the City Park.
The pool is located at 621 North State Street in the City Park. The pool was originally built in 1978 and updated in 2011. Features of the Olympic-sized pool include zero-depth entry with toddler sprinklers and a slide, two diving boards, and basketball hoop. The pool is open from the end of May to mid-August. Public swimming lessons are provided each year for a nominal fee or you may make arrangements with a lifeguard for private lessons. Water aerobics are also offered. Season passes may be purchased or a daily admission fee may be paid.
Located north of Highway 81/92 between North State and North Nance Street.
Governors’ Park Arboretum is located just north of Highway 81/92 between North State and North Nance Streets. It features a walking trail and gazebo. It was named after the governors that have come from Osceola: Albinus Nance, John Mickey, Ashton Shallenberger, and Stanley Hathoway.
621 North State Street in the City Park
The main Ball Park is located south of town on 129th Road and features a baseball field, softball field, and a practice field. The grounds are equipped with bleachers, public restrooms, and a concession stand. *A smaller City Teeball Field is located east of the swimming pool at the intersection of North Kimmel and Ridge Streets.
Located at 13025 N Road, north of Highway 81/92.
Ryan Hill Country Club is a beautiful nine-hole, par 33 course located at 13025 N Road, north of Highway 81/92. Enjoy gently rolling bent grass greens and a very playable bluegrass rough, consisting of 6 par fours and 3 par threes. This well-conditioned course is playable for all levels. The Clubhouse with food options is available on scheduled days. Contact the Country Club at (402)747-6661 for more information.
Starts at the corner of Beebe and South Nance Streets.
Osceola’s Hike/Bike Trail starts at the corner of Beebe and South Nance Streets, in front of Annie Jeffrey Hospital, and runs south out of town past the Fairgrounds and out to the Ball Park. The trail is approximately three-fourths of a mile long.
POLK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Located south of Osceola on South Nance Street and North Blvd.
The Fairgrounds are located south of Osceola on South Nance Street/N Blvd. and home to the Polk County Fair annually in July. The annual county fair includes 4-H exhibits and livestock/animal shows, rodeo, demolition derby, figure 8 race, 5K fun run, kiddie tractor pull, school art displays, swap meet/flea market, show and shine, concert/dance, and other activities. Contact the Polk County Extension Office at (402)747-2321 for more information or check out the website .
Located in the City Park on the South side of the creek.
Two camping spaces are available on the south side of the park, first come—first serve. No reservations needed. Camping is permitted for a maximum of three days during any 30-day period. Free camping and RV hookups for electricity and water. Donations to the city welcome!