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Fairbury City Park

Tourists, outdoorsmen and nature lovers have plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of the great outdoors while in Fairbury.


Fairbury has acres and acres and acres of parks.


The City Park, located on the southwest edge of town, is over 42 acres and features many picnic areas, pathways and the Frontier Fun Park.Fairbury City Park-bldng


The Fun Park is over 7,000 square feet of play area for children.


City Park also houses the Fairbury Municipal Pool, the Community Building, a Girl Scout cabin and the local football field and baseball complexes.


Once the original county fairgrounds, the City Park still features the winding paths and roadways utilized previously for racing.Fairbury City Park-fountain


A large, ornate fountain in the center of the park and turn-of-the-century lighting keeps a link to the park's past.


A privately owned golf driving range is located behind the Community Building.


Recent additions to the City Park include a new water slide at the pool and canopies to shade swimmers. New trash receptacles have been added to the park to make picnicking more convenient, according to Fairbury Public Works director Ed Coatman.


The annual Fourth of July swap meet and fireworks display is held in the City Park and is also utilized regularly for baseball and softball games and tournaments.



Come visit us in Fairbury, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bonham Theatre

Both the Bonham Theatre, and the First National Bank, located on the northwest corner of Fifth and E streets, were at one time owned by Luther Bonham.

Bonham Theatre'

Fairbury, NE Theatres

Fairbury City Museum

This museum has been located for many years on the west side of the downtown square in Fairbury. It is now in a larger building that allows the display of items in a much more pleasant atmosphere and has more space for new items. The museum'

Fairbury, NE Museums

Historic Square

The Fairbury Commercial District, consisting of a 10-block downtown area of 97 contributing buildings, was officially entered in the National Register of Historic Places on June 20, 1997

Fairbury, NE National Register

Campbell Bros. Circus -1885 to 1913

"Above the roar of the lions, the music of the calliope, and the laughter and chatter of the throngs of people, the cries of the circus barker were heard throughout the towns and cities where this great circus performed."

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Fairbury, NE One Of A Kinds

Carnegie Library

In 1907, the Fairbury community received a grant of $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie. Ground was broken on October 5, 1908, and the library opened to the public December 10, 1909

Fairbury, NE Carnegie Libraries

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