In the Wild with Greg Wagner

KAYAK POLO IN THE BIG “O” by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
August 24, 2009, 11:01 am
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NebKayakPolo081609_3PM-1795 Some photos of the latest craze in Omaha — KAYAK POLO! See the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s very own Jo Momsen in action at Zorinsky Lake in west Omaha with friends in these photos which were graciously provided by: Dave Pleiss of Omaha Sport Shots. See more great kayak polo photos on his website, at:

 So, you’re asking “What exactly is kayak polo?” Well, according to the Nebraska Kayak Polo website (, it’s a 5-on-5 team sport where the players paddle high-performance kayaks, pass a ball to each other and try to score in their opponent’s goal. Tackling your opponents (by pushing them over) is perfectly legal, making the game super fast, physically intense, full of strategy and extremely fun to play. Jo Momsen of Game and Parks says that kayak polo is an exhilarating, fast-moving sport that offers good exercise in the outdoors. “I’d encourage people to give it a try,” she adds.    


  Now, anyone who is over the age of 10 is invited to play kayak polo. There is a fee and since space is limited registration is required via the Nebraska Kayak Polo website listed above. The games take place on Sunday afternoons (normally from 1-4) at Zorinsky Lake (use the 168th Street entrance, between Center and Q Streets). Take note that when the weather turns colder, kayak polo goes indoors to a fitness center pool! 

 Seriously, give some thought to come to the “Big O” to play kayak polo!



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Great photos, great event! I had never heard of kayak polo before. How big is this?
I will be a speaker at the NRPA conference next week, would it be OK if I mentioned kayak polo and used a photo from your website as an example of creative programming?

Comment by Andrew Gettig

Hello Andrew,

Kayak polo is a growing sport here in the Omaha-metro. There have been a number of inquiries from people in the area wanting more information about it here at the Game and Parks Omaha Office since the blog posting. For actual participant numbers see the link to Nebraska Kayak Polo above.

For use of the photos, see the link to the photographer’s website listed above and there should be an e-mail address on that website where you can click and drop a note.

Thanks for accessing my blog. Good kayaking!

“Wags” — Greg Wagner

Comment by Daryl Bauer

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