Wilcox has a park with playground equipment, a shelter with picnic tables, public restrooms, and lots of grass and trees. This is the location for community activities such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Independence Day celebrations with barbecues and music. It has also been the location for many family picnics and get-togethers. The park is located in the western part of the community.
There is a swimming pool open to the public that is operated by the Wilcox-Hildreth School and located north of the school. The pool offers Red Cross swimming lessons, water aerobics, and adult swim times, and is available for private rental.
The school also has a playground, tennis court, basketball court, and softball/baseball fields that are open to the public located in the eastern part of the community near the pool.
Wilcox has a public library that is currently open on Mondays from 9:00 - 11:30 am, Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 - 11:30 am. It is located on the west side of Main Street, south of the stoplight.
For the wildlife enthusiasts, the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's Sacramento-Wilcox Wildlife Management Area is located 2 1/2 miles west of Wilcox along a paved road. Camping, hunting, fishing, and more can be found at what is locally referred to as the "Game Farm".
Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held in the park on the Saturday before Easter and is sponsored by the Fire Department.
4th of July Barbecue is held in the park
A Demolition Derby is held the 4th Sunday in August, sponsored by the Lions Club.
The Wilcox Fall Festival is held the 3rd Saturday of September, organized by the Wilcox Community Improvement Association (CIA). Events include a parade, community-wide garage sales, bake sale, craft exhibits, and other various games and activities throughout the day. The Fire Department also hosts an evening barbecue as part of the day's events. The Fall Festival will be held on September 18, 2010.
The Pheasant Country Music Show, sponsored by the Wilcox CIA, is held in October and features gospel and country-western performances by regional musicians.
The Lions Club hosts two golf tournaments each summer, one in Franklin in June and one in Alma in September.
Annual Community Appreciation Pancake Feed, sponsored by the Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce, is held the 2nd weekend of December. The Fire Department hosts Santa Claus following the meal.
125th Celebration - We are planning a fun weekend with many activities for the whole family. Please check the 125th Celebration page for updates.
Village of Wilcox
PO Box 88 Wilcox, NE 68982
Phone: (308) 478-5510