Petersburg boasts two public parks that residents and visitors alike can enjoy year around. The park’s facilities include:
- Legion Memorial located along Hwy. 14; next to Freedom Pole and Scouts monument.
- Freedom Pole – Located on Hwy. 14 near Petersburg Park
- Eagle Scout Troop #216, Scout Masters and Girl Scout – Gold Leaders Monument
- Two baseball fields and batting cage
- Lighted basketball and tennis courts
- Two sand volleyball courts
- Pitch and Putt Golfing area – four holes with greens
- Large play area with playground equipment
- Small enclosed covered play area for 4 years and under
- Overnight camping, 8 camper sites with water, sewer & electric, shelters and picnic tables
- Football field and track area
- Sidewalks throughout the park connect to downtown area
- Handicapped-accessible restrooms
The Boy Scout Freedom Pole, located on Hwy 14 near Petersburg Park, was made and erected by Boy Scout Troop as a bicentennial project in 1976. The pole, an unusual item here but seen often in eastern states, was used in Colonial times to designate town meetings in regard to the American Revolution.
Petersburg is also home to Logan Fontenelle Monument, the site where famous Omaha Indian Chief Logan Fontenelle (White Horse) was killed in 1855.
Area hunting includes pheasant, deer, rabbit and quail. Fishermen can relax and enjoy catching carp, bluegill, northern bass, crappie and bullheads found in Beaver Creek and Stevenson’s Lake. Lewis & Clark Lake, Niobrara River, and Calamus Dam offer water recreation and are within two hours of Petersburg.
Olson Nature Preserve, open to the public, is located between Petersburg and Albion in Boone County. The preserve consists of 80 acres of oak woodland, sandhills prairie, wetlands and a stretch of Beaver Creek. Its stated purpose is to be an outdoor classroom for environmental study.