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Playgrounds at Eugene T. Mahoney SP to close temporarily for renovation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The two outdoor playgrounds at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) will be closed temporarily starting Aug. 27 for renovation and installation of new equipment. The playgrounds will reopen once installation and surfacing are complete. Park guests may use playgrounds at Schramm Park and Louisville state recreation areas. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering these parks, including Mahoney SP.

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EAB confirmed at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) on June 6 and has been confirmed by a state entomologist. Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) staff found EAB in a baited trap at the park’s Lakeside Campground. EAB is an invasive beetle native to Asia. It kills ash trees when its larvae feed on the inner bark, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Since first discovered in the United States …

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New restaurant to open March 1 at Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – A new dining experience is coming to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Caddy’s Parkside Grill, located within Peter Kiewit Lodge, will open March 1. Owners Brian and Jayme Cadwallader also own and operate the Salty Dog Bar and Grill in Council Bluffs and are preparing to build a second restaurant in downtown Council Bluffs. The Salty Dog is well-known for its wings and burgers, homemade fries and other home-cooked fare. The Caddy’s Parkside Grill menu will provide …

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Mahoney wine, craft beer festival set for May 11-12

LINCOLN, Neb. – The fifth annual Sip Nebraska festival, featuring tastings of wine, craft beer and spirits made in Nebraska, will return to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on May 11-12. The event will feature more than 100 tastings from Nebraska wineries, breweries and distilleries. In addition, visitors can enjoy live music, food, and artisan and craft vendors. Yoga classes, educational sessions, trolley tours of the park, and salsa, hip-hop and line dancing lessons also will be offered. Ticket prices …

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Commission’s revised agenda includes mountain lion population research update

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has revised the agenda for its Jan. 19 meeting at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland for the addition of an update on mountain lion population research. The hunter orange update and other items have been moved to the Jan. 18 informational meeting. The Jan. 18 meeting begins at 1 p.m. and Jan. 19 meeting starts at 8 a.m. Both meetings are at Riverview Lodge. In addition, the Commission will …

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Commission to meet Jan. 19 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

(The agenda was updated on Jan. 12 for the addition of a mountain lion presentation.) LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will meet Jan. 19 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland to consider establishing a reduced-price restricted statewide buck-any deer permit. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at Riverview Lodge. This permit would have lower fees than the statewide buck-any deer permit because the restricted permit hunting area would exclude some areas for mule …

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Become a vendor at Eugene T. Mahoney arts and craft show

LINCOLN, Neb. – Organizers of the River Valley Artisans and Craft Market, set for Nov. 11-12 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, are seeking vendors to display and sell handmade arts and craft items. This popular event, to be held at Peter Kiewit Lodge, offers vendors a unique opportunity to present their work to the public. Art from a wide variety of mediums is welcome. Past vendors have showcased jewelry, pottery, homemade jams and jellies, yard art, small furniture, digital …

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Learn bow fishing at Mahoney State Park Sept. 2-3

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn all aspects of bow fishing at a clinic Sept. 2-3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Participants will learn basic bow fishing skills, including knowledge of archery equipment and fish identification. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CenturyLink Lake. Equipment will be provided. A park entry permit is required.

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Learn backpacking skills July 30 at Eugene T. Mahoney SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gain the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to execute your own backcountry adventure at the Backpacking 101 workshop July 30 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. This class, which will be held at 2 p.m. at Riverview Lodge, is designed for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who have limited backpacking experience. The program will cover topics such as water filtration, orienteering, severe weather safety and plant identification. No registration is required, but each vehicle entering the park must …

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