Public Properties

(402) 228-5209


The Public Properties Department is responsible for the maintenance of City parks, buildings, and the Big Blue Water Park. 


Park Restrooms in Chautauqua Park and Riverside Park are closed for the season.




Camping at Chautauqua Park is closed at this time.  Riverside Park is closed for the season.  Chautauqua Park has twenty (20) camping sites with electrical hookups (30 & 50 amp), water hookups, and sewer hookups. Each site at Chautauqua Park also has a grill. Riverside Park has eight (8) camping sites with electrical hookups (30 & 50 amp), water hookups, and sewer hookups.  Restrooms and showers are available at both Chautauqua Park and Riverside Park. Camping rates are:  $18.00/night or $450.00/month.


Shelter Reservations  

Reservations for the City Auditorium and Park Shelters can be made at the beginning of each calendar year.  If you have questions regarding Park Shelter reservations or Ballfield reservations please email Mark Pethoud, Director of Public Properties, at Please include the following information: (1) Your Name; (2) Phone Number; (3) Date and Time of Reservation; (4) Chautauqua Park or Riverside Park, notating which shelter at the Park you would like. Mark will then send you an email confirming your request.  To find available dates after normal hours, please see Reservation Calendars.  For information regarding the City Auditorium rental fees, see our Fee Resolution.







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