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City Parks Gothenburg has four parks covering 55 acres. Facilities include swings, picnic areas, pool, athletic fields, football stadium, ball parks, camping areas, and playground equipment. Two playgrounds in Gothenburg have all types of playground equipment.

Lafayette Park:
This shady park offers a place to relax, picnic and camp with full hookups, showers, and sanitary dump facilities. Enjoy the beauty of the nearby Lake Helen Recreation Area just across the canal by way of the covered foot bridge.

North edge of Gothenburg along Highway 47 and 27th Street.

(308) 537-2299 or (308) 537-3668


Ehmen Park:
Reverend William Ehmen came to this area in March 1879 as an agent for the Union Pacific Railroad. The Ehmen homestead extended from what is now lake Avenue to the east. Ehmen was instrumental in attracting German settlers to this area from the eastern states. His family set aside an entire block in 1890 to be the city park. This park offers covered picnic shelters, a playground, the Pony Express Station and carriage rides. Relax at this park bordered by historic homes each with its own story.

Between 15th and 16th Streets and Lake Avenue and Avenue F


E. G. West Park:
E. G. West, a native of Sweden, came to Dawson County in 1882. He became a prominent businessman dealing in lumber, hardware and coal. A park to honor his contributions to the community at one time featured a goldfish pond and beautiful landscaped gardens. No goldfish can be found today, but it provides a great escape to relax with tennis courts, play equipment for the children and pleasant surroundings.

Corner of 20th Street and Lake Avenue


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City Parks

Gothenburg has four parks covering 55 acres. Facilities include swings, picnic areas, pool, athletic fields, football stadium, ball parks, camping areas, and playground equipment. Two playgrounds in Gothenburg have all types of playground equipment. Lafayette Park:

Gothenburg, NE RV Parks

1320 Lake Avenue

James E. Norsworthy came to Gothenburg with his wife Sarah in 1889. In 1905 he built this lovely 2-1/2

Gothenburg, NE Historic Homes

Historic Depot

In the years from 1863 to 1868 the railroad had become a certainty. During the five year period, the first operations of mapping, surveying, setting telegraph poles and planning the roadbed had been completed. The railroad through this territory was completed in 1868

Gothenburg, NE Railroad History

Ernest A. Calling House

Ernest A. Calling, a pioneer businessman of Gothenburg, hired L.J. Anderson to build this distinctive Queen Anne style home in 1907. Born in Klipp, Sweden, in 1870, Calling emigrated to the United States in 1889

Gothenburg, NE National Register

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