The City of Kearney Park and Recreation Department offers a diverse selection of recreational opportunities. Department staff takes great pride in providing quality leisure time activities including some fabulous special events such as Community Olympics, Daddy/Daughter Date Night, and Heritage Day. Well over 200 recreation programs are conducted annually ranging from youth day camps to adult athletic leagues. Kearney has 18 beautiful parks totaling over 600 acres. Some of the park amenities include: lakes, trails, athletic fields, courts, amphitheaters, picnic shelters, swimming pools, splash pads, and flower gardens.
The Department also oversees Meadowlark Hills Golf Course, the Kearney Cemetery, and the Petersen Senior Activity Center.