Providing the public with recreational opportunities is part of Loup Power District’s mission. Loup’s diversion dam, the Headworks, is located six miles west of Genoa on Nebraska Highway 22. It features a 10-acre recreation area with picnic areas, shelter, grills, restrooms, and 20- and 30-amp outlets. The sandy beach is a popular spot for swimmers and fishing is good. Weir Park, also at the Headworks, is a favorite for ATV and dirt bike riders. Weir Park features restrooms, grills, 20-amp outlets, area lights, and several water hydrants. ATV and dirt bike parking areas are designated. Visit Loup’s website to see current Headwork’s ATV Park status.
The city’s park covers 32 acres and has picnic shelters with barbecue grills, camping facilities with electrical hookups, playground equipment, heated swimming pool, three lighted ball diamonds, and restrooms. Two unsupervised playgrounds have swings, merry-go-round, teetor-totters, slides and much more. Recreation programs for youth include summer swimming lessons and youth ball programs.