There is one park in Leigh which covers three acres. Facilities include playground
equipment, camping with electric and water hookups, horseshoe court, sand volleyball
court, ball field, picnic area, swimming pool, and a small fishing lake.
New playground equipment includes a kids choice modular play station with three
slides, climbers, fun planes and a big kahuna bridge. A rodeo rocky spring
rider was also added.
Summer recreational programs offered to youth are softball, baseball, junior
league golf and Red Cross swimming lessons. Adult programs include adult golf
leagues, junior golf league, men's and women's senior bowling, and boy's and girl's junior bowling
Leigh has facilities for:
|An 8-foot wide, 3/8 mile trail runs from the fair grounds to
the park recreation area
|Boating facilities at Centennial Park Lake, Lake North, 23 miles, and Maskenthine
Recreational Area, 22 miles
|Bowling alley with 6 lanes
|City Park has 14 camping stalls with electric and water hook-ups
|Excellent fishing at Centennial Park Lake, and streams and lakes in the
|One public 9-hole golf course with grass greens
|Excellent hunting for deer, pheasant and quail
|Ice skating on ponds in season; roller skating in Norfolk, 30 miles
||2 sand volleyball courts in the park
|Pool in the park
|Movie theatres within 30 miles
|Leigh House of Yesteryear Museum; stock car racing and thoroughbred horse
racing in Columbus, 25 miles
- Alumni Banquet - The annual Leigh High School Alumni Banquet
is a time for alumni, former and present teachers, spouses, and guests to rekindle
fond memories of Leigh High School. A social hour and buffet dinner normally
precedes a short meeting of the Leigh Alumni Association. For more information,
contact Larry Fuhr at (402) 487-3361.
- Colfax County Fair - Colfax County Fair showcases the county's and area's finest in 4-H, FFA, and Open Class exhibits. This fair has free grandstand shows, free tractor pulls and a huge variety of family-friendly entertainment. Local churches and 4-H groups provide a variety of the best food you will have each summer. The fair is scheduled for the 4th weekend of July. Visit the website, www.colfaxcountyfair.com, for more information.
- Leigh Car Show & Street Dance - This annual event features at least 100 classic and antique cars followed by a burn-out contest and street dance. This is usually held in mid to late August. For more information, contact Jim Magsamen at 402-487-2888.
- Annual Fast Pitch Tournament - This annual tournament is
the longest established tournament in the state. It hosts 16 brackets
of teams and is usually held the fourth of July weekend. If you would
like to register a team or get more information, please contact Tim Reichmuth
at (402) 487-2277.
- Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival (Norfolk)
- Columbus Days - An annual celebration in
Columbus, Nebraska that features a re-enactment of the coronation of King Ferdinand
and Queen Isabella, community picnic, lip sync contest, talent show, market
in the square, biathlon, community jazz concert and parade. New events
are added every year. Fore more information, contact the Columbus Chamber
of Commerce at (402) 564-2769.
- Labor Day (Schuyler)
Parks - Loup Power District owns and operates five parks and recreation
areas. These facilities, open to the public from May 1 to November 1 (weather
permitting), are used by more than 150,000 people each year. Loup Power
District's personnel maintain the parks throughout the year, giving visitors
an opportunity to water ski, swim, boat, jet ski, camp, fish, bike, hike or
picnic free of charge. For more information on these parks, visit Loup's
- Lake North - Located
four miles north of Columbus, Nebraska, Lake North features two miles of beaches
and two boat launching ramps. In addition, Lake North offers good boating
and swimming facilities as well as camping and picnic shelters.
- Loup Park - Located
on the north and west shores of Lake Babcock just north of Columbus where
fishing is excellent, this well-developed, 40-acre area includes trailer and
playground areas, a picnic shelter and electrical hookups.
- Columbus Powerhouse Park
- This four-acre park located adjacent to the Columbus Powerhouse features
fishing and picnicking with portable water readily available.
- Tailrace Park - This
nine-acre park located three miles east of Columbus and one mile south is
noted for its exceptional fishing in season. It is a picnic spot with
outstanding scenic and wooded beauty.
- Headworks Park -
Located six miles west of Genoa, Nebraska, on Highway 22, this 10-acre recreation
area features electrical hookups for campers, picnic areas equipped with picnic
tables, grills and fresh drinking water, and fishing in small lakes and the
- Two Lakes Trail -
This scenic trail winds 2.5 miles through stately trees along the north shores
of Lake Babcock and Lake North, approximately 2 miles north of Columbus, Nebraska.
An eight-foot-wide concrete path offers recreational opportunities for joggers,
cyclists, runners, rollerbladers, walkers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
For the adventurous at heart, the trail continues, in a more natural state
(grass and gravel) for another 4.5 miles circling the east, south and west
sides of the two lakes.
- Maple Creek Recreation Area - Located northwest of Leigh along Highway 91. There are 50 RV camping sites with 50 amnp service and 10 primitive tent sites. The area includes shower house, restrooms, swimming beach, hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, picnic and playground equipment. There are 2 boat ramps and the lake is stocked with Large-Mouth Bass, Blue Gill and Channel Catfish.
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