North Platte Recreation Center

Rec Center
1300 South McDonald Road

October-April Hours
Monday-Thursday Building: 5:30 am-10:00 pm
Monday-Thursday Pool: 5:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday Building: 5:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday Pool: 5:30 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00-8:00 pm

Holiday Hours:
November 11: 12:00-8:00 pm
November 28: Closed
November 29: 12:00-6:00 pm
December 24: 5:30 am- 4:00 pm
December 25: Closed
December 31: 5:30 am-4:00 pm
January 1: 12:00-8:00 pm



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5K & 1Mile Family Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 28; 8:30 am at North Platte Rec Center

Jingle Bell 5K & Kid Mile

Saturday, December 7; 9:30 am at North Platte Rec Center

Daytime/Playtime Christmas is a “CLAUS” for Playtime

Friday, December 13; 9:00-11:00 am

Costumes are welcome!  For kids preschool age and younger.  Games, treats and prizes!

First job or “Second Act?”  Young or not-s0-young, the Rec Center has a job or every generation!

Be a part of something bigger than yourself by becoming an American Red Cross certified lifeguard.  Whether you are a high school or college student interested in that first job, a stay-at-home parent looking for a bit of extra income or an active retiree wanting to stay engaged, life-guarding may be the best job you’ll every have.  The hours are flexible to suit your schedule and you can know each day that the time you spent at work made a big difference in your community.  The skills you learn can help save a life and you’ll work I a profession where staying fit and active is just part of the job.  We have sour sessions of Lifeguard Training to choose from and scholarships are available.

Contact Trudy Merritt at 535-6772 or email at for more information.

2005 National Gold Medal Award Finalist The National Gold Medal Award is presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sports Town Award Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary names North Platte “Sports Town” Nebraska.

Iron Eagle Golf Course
Iron Eagle Golf Course has a separate website to facilitate usage of the Golf Course,
including information on rates and booking tee times.
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