Jenners Park, founded by Henry Jenner, began when he started improving the site in 1989 for the use of his children. Gradually the scope of the project increased to include animals, various collections, Indian artifacts, bowling and shooting galleries, and many historical relics. The park was operated for many years with the help of Mr. Jenner's brother, Robert. After the death of Robert Jenner in 1942, Henry discontinued operations.
Loup City purchased Jenners Park in 1972 and began restoring the property. The park has two picnic shelters with electrical outlets and a large grill. In 1998, playground equipment was purchased with the assistance of a Peter Kiewit Foundation Grant.
The Loup City swimming pool, completed in May 2000, is heated and has a zero depth entry, diving board, and figure-eight water slide. The pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through the middle of August and on weekends through Labor Day.
Children Under 5: $1
Bowman Lake, a state-owned recreation area located one mile west of Loup City, has camping, playground equipment, drinking water, picnicking and restroom facilities. Swimming, rowboating, hunting, and fishing are permitted.
Sherman Reservoir, a state recreation area, is located five miles east and one mile north of Loup City. The 68-mile shoreline has many accessible picnic and camping areas complete with restrooms, water pumps, and covered picnic tables. There are three boat launching ramps, three boat docks, paved parking areas, and drinking water. Boating, sailing, skiing, swimming, and fishing are enjoyed by many.
Area attractions in Loup City include:
Golf One private 9-hole grass greens course with clubhouse
Tennis Two lighted, hard-surfaced courts
Hunting Excellent hunting for duck, pheasant, deer, dove, quail, rabbit, and squirrel
Fishing Excellent fishing at farm ponds, Bowman Lake, and Sherman Reservoir for northern pike, walleye, catfish, crappie, and white bass
Bowling Six-lane bowling alley
Boating Excellent boating facilities at Sherman Reservoir
Other local attractions include the Historical Society Museum and the Dead Horse Creek Monument. Cultural activities are provided by the Sherman County Arts Council.
For more information, contact:
City Office ~ 134 S. 8th Street
~ Loup City, NE 68853
Phone: (308) 745-0222 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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