The splash pads generally open for the season on the Friday before Memorial Weekend and close on the second Sunday in September.
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If you are interested in information regarding how to reserve a facility in one of the parks or checking a date for one of the facilities please call our office at (308) 233-3231. Reservations are not accepted over the phone. If you would like to reserve a facility, we can email the Rental Application to you or it can be downloaded. Please email rental form to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will call to collect payment and we can secure the location for you. You can stop by our office at 1930 University Drive if you prefer to pay with a check or cash.
No, alcohol is not allowed in any City park or facility except for the Gail and Michael Yanney Pavilion and Burlington Green Courtyard. Please visit our Rental Facilities to learn about special provisions and the Alcohol Addendum Form that must be completed for approval. Vendor must provide an SDL issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. A uniformed off-duty office must be hired, by the expense of the renter, to be present the entire rental alcohol is present. Absolutely no alcohol can be brought in by the renter or their guests.
No, the splash pads are free to the public.
Harmon Pool and Centennial traditionally open the Tuesday after Kearney Public Schools is released. Harmon traditionally closes the third Sunday in August. Centennial Pool traditionally closes the Tuesday before Kearney Public Schools resumes. All open and closing dates are subject to change based of the school calendar year.
Yes, people can bring in a Jump-a-Roo for a private party or public event. A Rental Application needs to be submitted and approved so that park staff is aware that it will be in the park. If the jump-a-roo is being placed in a public park without renting a facility, there is a $25 fee. If the event is open to the public, the group making the request is required to have a $1,000,000 liability policy and name the City of Kearney as an additional insured on that policy. All groups are required to meet with staff to review where you can put the Jump-a-Roo without damaging underground irrigation. We do not allow any jump-a-roo with water features.
No, park restrooms close October 31, with the exception of the ERC Building at Yanney, Cottonmill Lodge and the Harmon Park Activity Center restrooms which will remain open throughout the winter months. Restrooms reopen in the spring based on the weather.