Cozad has seven public parks, four of which contain ballfields. Other facilities include a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, frisbee golf, picnic area, cooking facilities, playground equipment, lighted tennis courts, rest rooms, outdoor sand volleyball courts, walking track, and overnight camping with electrical hookups, dump stations, and water. The Recreation and Parks Department offers youth baseball, softball, soccer, and co-ed sand volleyball programs.
Located at 14th and “O” Street, Muny Park contains the Legion Baseball field, three soccer fields and a municipal Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a hard-surfaced .62 mile exercise trail; horseshoe and volleyball courts; frisbee golf; playground equipment; picnic shelter, frisbee golf, outdoor grills, and picnic tables; public restrooms; and RV electrical and water hookups and dump station.
Centennial Park, located at 18th and H Streets, has playground equipment, picnic shelter and tables and public restrooms. This park also includes the SPLASH PAD, which is open daily from May through September.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Veterans Memorial Park has playground equipment, public restrooms, a picnic shelter and picnic tables and includes the Robert Henri Historical Walkway which is located at 9th & F Streets.
Home of Monroe and Paulsen ball fields, this park is located at the south end of the railroad viaduct at 2nd Street and Meridian Avenue.
Located at 4th and A Streets and features playground equipment, outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, public restrooms and an outdoor grill.
Tennis courts, public restrooms, playground equipment and Little League ballfield, located at 19th and B Streets.
Stuckey Park is located on 16th Street between “K” and “M” Streets. This park is used for Little League softball and baseball.
RUSS SHEETS RECREATION FIELD
Russ Sheets Recreation Field is a practice field located adjacent to Stuckey Park.
100TH MERIDIAN PARK
100th Meridian Park is located along Highway 30 and Meridian Avenue and contains historical information on the 100th Meridian. The Union Pacific Railroad depot has been renovated to house the United Way and other Human Resources offices. There is also a caboose located there for the curious tourist.
Cozad Community Wellness Center, located at 200 East 16th Street, is a beautiful indoor recreational fitness facility with an indoor walking track, basketball court, weight room, and a wide variety of Fitness Classes
Cozad's Park and Recreation Department offers youth baseball, softball, soccer and co-ed sand volleyball programs.
For the avid golfer, Cozad Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with fast greens, fairways lined with oak and cottonwood trees and creeks that flow through the course. Open 7 days a week, facilities include a practice range, Pro Shop, kitchen, bar and lounge and on-site meeting facilities. Cozad Country Club is located one mile east and one-quarter mile north of Cozad on Highway 30 at 100 Country Club Drive. Call 308-784-2585 for more information.
Excellent fishing at Johnson Lake, Gallagher State Recreation Area, Midway Lake, sandpits, river, lakes, canals, and reservoirs. Visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website.