Stolley Park

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Stolley GardenVicinity: South Central

Location: (2103 Stolley Park Rd W.) 33.9 acres, located at the Southwest Corner of Stolley Park Rd and Park Dr.

Playground Equipment: The park offers numerous playground areas with equipment for all children.

Fitness Trail: There is a hard surfaced drive throughout the park available for walking, jogging, or bicycling.

Parking Areas: There are several parking areas located throughout the park including wheelchair accessible spaces.

Ball Fields: There is a softball/baseball field located at the Southwest end of the park.

Tennis Court: There are 2 lighted Tennis courts located in the Northwest corner of the park.

Basketball Court: There is a full sized hard surface basketball court located next to the Tennis courts in the Northwest corner of the park.

Concessions: There is a concession stand adjacent to Kids Kingdom and Stolley Park Train.

Picnic Areas: There are numerous Picnic areas with tables and grills available throughout the park.

Restrooms: There are numerous ADA accessible restrooms located throughout the park and wading pool.

Shelters: There are several large covered Picnic Shelters in various locations.

Other Attractions: 

  • Stolley Park is home to the "Stolley Park Train" miniature railroad line. You can ride the train during the weekends in the summer as well as special events going on at the park. 
  • Disc Golf was introduced to the park a few years ago and has grown into a very popular leisure sport for all ages.  
  • Follow the brick walkway through the Stolley Gardens and it's vast variety of plantings and see why this is a great photo spot in Grand Island. 
  • If Horseshoes are more your speed then Stolley Park offers 24 regulation pits for all ages.
  • Soccer Fields 
  • Kids Kingdom is located at Stolley Park. Kids Kingdom is a community built fort and play area that is a "one of a kind" adventure for the kids. 
  • Stolley Park offers many yearly events that bring large groups to the park. Art in the Park and the Vintage Classic Car Show have been summertime favorites here for years.  
  • Stolley House 
  • One of the several Wading Pool's in our parks is located on the North end of the park and has off street parking and an attached restroom/bath-house.

Utilities on Site: Water and Electricity.

History: William Stolley was one of a small band of German immigrants who came to the central Platte Valley of Nebraska Territory in 1857. Stolley filed the first squatter's claim in the county. He helped organize School District 1 in Hall County and served as a director for many years. He also helped organize the State Grange and promoted tree planting. In 1927 the Nebraska Legislature designated the farmstead as Stolley State Park. The homestead, near present-day Grand Island, includes the William Stolley house, a one-and-one-half-story log dwelling constructed in 1858-59; the frame school building erected in 1869-70; and a reconstructed log house.

Stolley Park