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20th Anniversary Affiliates Board of Directors & Trustees Friends of Lincoln Parks Golden Friends History

Mission Statement

To inspire and nurture a philanthropic legacy for parks and recreation in our community.

We Love Our Parks!

Lincoln has an impressive community wide Parks & Recreation system that includes 125 parks, 85 playgrounds, 131 miles of trails,10 pools, 5 recreation centers, and 5 public golf courses. Excellent amenities like these are important for our community's strong quality of life and economic development.

As a private 501 (c) 3 non profit organization we work in partnership with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department. The Lincoln Parks Foundation enlists the help of individuals, corporate donors, and other charitable foundations in our efforts to sustain and improve our excellent parks system. Private support is essential. Every dollar counts. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!


The Lincoln Parks Foundation, Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department, and Union Bank are honored with the
Nebraskaland Foundation's Rising Star Award for our collaboration on beautiful Union Plaza


Lincoln Parks Foundation accepts $1000 donation to Union Plaza through Bentley Systems Be Inspired Awards Competition. The Antelope Valley project won a Special Recognition Award Sustaining Our Environment  for ..."transcending multiple categories, this project was nominated by jurors themselves as best exemplifying Bentley's mission of Sustaining Infrastructure."

Lincoln Parks Foundation Wins Lincoln-Lancaster County Environmental Award for our efforts in clean up/beautification; improvement in the area's visual quality

Lincoln Parks Foundation wins "Our Community, Our Choice," challenge sponsored by Alltel. The Lincoln Parks Foundation won $15,000 after receiving the greatest number of votes from Alltel customers, edging out Lincoln-Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity and The Lincoln Food Bank, two very strong nonprofits in the area. In addition, all three charities received $10,000 worth of supplies for their organization. The Lincoln Parks Foundation received $10,000 worth of park benches, trees, picnic tables and more, as well as the $15,000 check from Alltel.

General Information

Lincoln Parks Foundation 2012 Audit
Lincoln Parks Foundation 2011 Audit
Lincoln Parks Foundation 2010 Audit

Lincoln Parks Foundation 990 -Copies are available upon request. Please contact us at 402-441-8258 or email director@lincolnparks.org Interested parties may also wish to consult Guidestar.
2740 A Street, Box 201, Lincoln, NE 68502 - (402) 441-8258