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Explore the parks with these Game and Parks events in October

Spend some time this fall in Nebraska’s state parks. While history is a major theme during October park events, other types of events are scheduled, too. Don’t forget a vehicle park entry permit is required at Nebraska state parks. Get one at OutdoorNebraska.gov or at state park entrances. Enjoy River Valley Artisans and Craft Market Oct. 15-16 at Mahoney SP Start your holiday shopping early at the River Valley Artisans and Craft Market on Oct. 15-16 at Eugene T. Mahoney …

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Explore the parks with these Game and Parks events in August

Spend some time this summer in Nebraska’s state parks. During August, a variety of events are planned for those interested in history, conservation, nature and just having a good time. Here are several examples: Merritt Reservoir SRA to host Spectacular Stars, Magnificent Moths Nocturnal Insects Uncover the fantastic world of nighttime insects at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area, renowned for its dark skies, on Aug. 4. The program Spectacular Stars, Magnificent Moths Nocturnal Insects will introduce visitors to the process …

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Mahoney SP’s conservatory to close temporarily for construction of new Venture Parks project

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s James Family Conservatory will be closed temporarily starting July 20 for the start of a yearlong construction project. The closure will accommodate the addition of the new Nature Center and Outdoor Education Classroom, a Venture Parks project. The tentative completion of the new project will be summer 2023. The addition will be the park’s new home base for outdoor education activities. “This new addition will help us expand our education programs for park guests and …

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Melodramas to light up the stage at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

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Grab the popcorn and enjoy some light-hearted family fun at a Eugene T. Mahoney State Park melodrama this summer. The melodramas are designed to provide wholesome, family-orientated entertainment. This year’s schedule, which runs May 27-Aug. 21, features the premiere of three plays: “The Dragon Slayer,” written by Julie Eschliman, tells the tale of two damsels in distress – and their pet dragon. See if a wandering minstrel can save them from a bloodthirsty dragon slayer. “Something’s Rotten in Green Bend,” …

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The View guests enter Mahoney State Park free

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Guests interested in dining at the aptly named The View at Mahoney can enjoy that experience without having to purchase a park entry permit during the month of April. Located inside Peter Kiewit Lodge at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, the restaurant offers family friendly dining options. The View also offers to-go purchases of pizza and wings, and caters as well. “The restaurant offers a stellar view of the Platte River and is a great place for a night out, …

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Mahoney State Park to conduct prescribed fires April 1

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Prescribed fires will take place at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on April 1, affecting some public access, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Affected trails and roads in portions of the park will be marked with signs and closed during the fires. CenturyLink Lake will be closed during the burn. These fires are part of an ongoing prairie and oak woodland restoration project by the Game and Parks and will help control the spread of invasive plants.

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Catch a festive park event near you

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska state parks will be offering a variety of events throughout the month of December. Find an event near you to celebrate the festive season. To stay informed about additional holiday events as they are scheduled, visit calendar.outdoornebraska.gov. Lewis and Clark SRA Tree Decorating Contest LINCOLN, Neb. — Put your tree decorating skills to the test for a chance to win a two-night cabin stay at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area near Crofton. The contest is …

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Family-friendly magician Chandler coming to Mahoney State Park

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy family-friendly Omaha magician Ryan Chandler as he performs at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on Nov. 27 for the first of several dates. Chandler, who has appeared on television with magicians Penn and Teller, will perform at 3 p.m. at Kountze Memorial Theater. Other performances will be Dec. 18, 3 p.m.; Jan. 1, 5 p.m.; Feb. 12, 3 p.m.; March 12, 3 p.m.; April 1, 7 p.m.; and May 1, 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for …

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Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session to receive the access permit. Applications, limited to one …

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Mahoney SP Family Aquatic Center to close on Labor Day

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Family Aquatic Center at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 6, because of a lifeguard shortage. Additionally, guests visiting state park areas for the holiday weekend should be mindful that continued staffing shortages may result in additional wait times for services, including cabin check-ins and park permit sales. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to check the status of activities and to buy park entry permits in advance. Within the …

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