Parks and Recreation


Directed Health Measures Implemented in City Parks

Mar 31, 2020

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Resources has issued Directed Health Measure Orders for Madison County on March 29, 2020. The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division will follow those orders and encourages all citizens to follow these orders.

The City’s athletic facilities are closed to organized practices and games and the bathrooms associated with these facilities…

Embrace Park Complete with Addition of Restrooms

Nov 25, 2019

Embrace Park is officially complete after the construction of ADA accessible bathrooms.

In 2017, the community saw the construction of the all-inclusive Embrace Park. This unique park was thoughtfully designed to provide a safe place where individuals of all ages and abilities can play together. This inclusive playground eliminates the barriers to exclusion, both physical and social, and…

City of Norfolk Receives Ten Free Trees

Oct 31, 2019

Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the City of Norfolk received 10 trees for the Playground and Trail Head Shade project.

City staff planted eight trees around the Skyview Park playground and two trees at the flood control trail head along Omaha Avenue to give needed shade to these two areas.


Fish Stocking Update

Mar 30, 2019

1500 Rainbow Trout of approximately 10" size were stocked into the Ta-Ha-Zouka Park pond on March 30, 2019 by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission. Another 1500 Rainbow Trout were stocked on April 16, 2019.

Embrace Park

Sep 15, 2018

Work is ongoing for the Embrace Park development. The playground, splashpad and parking lot have been completed.  The multi-purpose field is finished. The bathroom building will be finished later this summer.