Special Events

Easter Bunny Trail - Easter Eggs and Prizes

Our Annul Easter event happens each year one week prior to Easter at Halleck Park Shelter. Join us for this FREE family event! Walk through the Halleck Park trail with your Easter basket and collect goodies from local organizations placed along the trail! There will be photo opportunities Easter Bunny and sometime his friends.

  • Date:  Saturday, April 9th, 2022
  • Time:  1:00-3:00 PM
  • Location:  Halleck Park Shelter

No registration required. Just show up ready for some FREE FUN!

Senior Olympics

A day filled with competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Sharp Shooting, Soccer Ball Bowling, Trivia, Hockey and much more. Hosted by Papillion and La Vista Recreation Departments.  Open to members of a Sarpy County Senior Center.

  • Date:  Wednesday, May 19th
  • Time:  Doors Open at 9:00 AM, Games start at 9:30
  • Lunch:  12:15 PM
  • Awards:  1:30 PM
  • Entry Fee:  $10, Includes T-shirt and Lunch.

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 11th

Register Online Here!

Halloween Safe Night and Fall Festival

Spend an evening with us at Papillion-La Vista South High School for some Halloween fun!  Families are invited to a Safe Night and Fall Festival full of activities for all ages.  Event will include a costume contest, trick or treat lane, game booths, bounce houses and activities for all ages.

Held in October the First Thursday prior to Halloween.

Breakfast with Santa

Get your picture taken with the one and only Santa Clause, but before you tell him your wish list, enjoy a delicious breakfast! Parents are asked to stay with their children at the event. 

Event starts at 9:00 am and included breakfast, story time and a picture with Santa.  Breakfast will be catered by Cafe Diem.

Held in early December each year.

Santa's Hotline

Santa’s Hotline is a joint effort between the Papillion Recreation Department and the North Pole to give the kids of Papillion and the surrounding communities the opportunity to talk with Santa Claus. Santa will be more than happy to call your son or daughter and wish them a Happy Holiday Season! If you have any questions, feel free to call 402-597-2061.

Santa will be calling the Papillion area between the hours of 5:30-8:15 PM.

Held in mid-December each year.


Daddy / Daughter Date Nights

Come spend a “night to remember” with the Recreation Department for our Annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night. This FUN night will include dinner, dancing, pictures and more.  Open to fathers and daughters of all ages. Now offering (2) nights to choose from.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Semi-Formal attired requested.

Two session held in February each year.

Senior Valentines Day Luncheon

Hosted by City of Papillion and City of LaVista Recreation Departments.  Open to the pubic ages 55 years of age and older.  After lunch enjoy some live entertainment.

Held in February around Valentines Day each year.