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Fairbury City Park


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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

Historic Homes Tour

1112 C Street: American Foursquare home built in 1902 by B.G. Dawson.

1016 D Street: Gothic-Georgian Revival 1910 Showhouse built by architect W.F. Gernandt.

822 E Street: Italiante home built in the 1870s.

1007 E Street:

Fairbury, NE Tours

Smith Lime Kiln

A long-abandoned lime kiln, looking very much like a large stone chimney stands along the River Road northwest of Fairbury. For a period of at least 20 years, it was the sight of a lime-burning operation where limestone was heated, or "calcined"

Fairbury, NE National Register

Rock Creek Station State Park

Rock Creek Station State Park is a Pony Express and emigrant station where James Butler Hickok gained his famed name, "Wild Bill", when he shot and killed the station attendant, D.C. McCanles, in 1861

Fairbury, NE Historic Sites

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

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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