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Family-Friendly Archery on Tap at Two Free Events

LINCOLN – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on consecutive weekends in December for a day of family-friendly archery.

This free open house of outdoor shooting skills and other activities will be held Dec. 5 at Platte River State Park and Dec. 12 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

The Dec. 5 event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. A park entry permit is required. The Dec. 12 open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, which is located at 4703 N. 44th St. in Lincoln.

Archery, 3-D archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing, and an indoor firearm range will be available. There also will be campground games, kids’ crafts, and hot chocolate and s’mores. All activities are offered at no cost. A valid Nebraska State Park Permit is required for the Platte River State Park event.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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