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Private support is essential...Love your parks…and give a gift that lasts a lifetime. If you have questions or need help navigating our online donation system please email us at director@lincolnparks.org or by phone 402-441-8258

Friends of Woods Tennis Center

Please consider making a charitable donation to support the Woods Tennis Center and our work to "Take the Game to the Community". Your gift helps us provide high quality and accessible recreational and competitive tennis facilities and programs to the Lincoln community.

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Centennial Mall

Built in 1967 to commemorate Nebraska's centennial, the Mall extends seven blocks north from the historic State Capitol. The infrastructure and landscape along the Mall have become aged and are beyond practical repair. Plans for a $9.1 million renovation include new landscaping, green spaces, improvements to safety and accessibility, and an endowment to take care of our icon in perpetuity.

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Sherman Field

Built in 1947, Sherman Field is rich in history and a favorite venue for players, coaches, and fans. Support facilities need replacement to match the good condition of the playing field and grandstands which were renovated in 1997. John Sampson, Leslie Gordon, Tim Clare, and Bill Fagler are campaign chairs for the $2.2 million campaign.

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Friends of Lincoln Parks

Our annual membership program designed for general support of the Foundation and to the legacy of the Parks system. Our donors are diverse in background and philosophy. Members receive special recognition and other exclusive benefits.

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Hamann Rose Garden at Antelope Park

Established in the 1940s, and renovated in 2008 thanks to a $350,000 public campaign, to honor our Nation's Flower and to give the ‘Rose' a proper home in Lincoln. The renovation transformed the existing garden into two gardens: a formal display garden of cutting roses and an informal strolling garden of hardy landscape roses thanks to the generosity of the Lincoln Rose Society and Don Hamann.

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Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares is a wonderful example of a public private partnership that clearly demonstrates how the private sector, individuals and government can work together to benefit the community. Simply add $1 to your LES bill or make a general donation in support of the program here. Lincoln Cares donations help leverage our tax dollars further to special enhancements like animal care at the Nature Center, scholarships for kids swimming lessons, and street tree replacements.

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Legacy Tree Grove

Established in 2009 groves at Antelope Park and Mahoney Park support Lincoln citizens who love trees and who want to give a gift of a tree to honor or in memory of a loved one, friend or special event. For $100, $250 or $500, you can be part of this new program that will provide for the purchase, planting and maintenance of our urban forest in perpetuity.

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Pioneers Park Nature Center

Established in 1963 the Pioneers Park Nature Center is set on 668 acres of tall grass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and a stream. The Nature Center serves the Lincoln area as an environmental education center and wildlife sanctuary. Programming includes a pre-school, nature camps, school tours, scout badge work, special events, and classes for all ages.

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Sunken Gardens

Built in 1930, and renovated thanks to a $1.7 million public campaign in 2003, this award winning public garden is one of Lincoln's most beloved and visited local landmarks. Donors continue to flock to our endowment programs to honor loved ones and support the Sunken Gardens.

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Union Plaza

Set to open in 2011 the new six-acre urban park located north of "O" Street between 21st and 22nd Streets will be constructed as part of the Antelope Valley project. The successful $4.75 million public campaign made this dream a reality. Opportunities still exist to support amenities and enhancements.


Veterans Memorial Garden

Offering 23 military memorial monuments as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices America's veterans have made to preserve our freedom. A "Brick of Remembrance" is available for all veterans, living or deceased, veterans organizations and auxiliary organizations. Each brick is $100 with proceeds going to improvements and maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Garden.

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Other Ways to Give

- Tributes & Memorials (to honor or remember friends, family or special events)
- Planned Giving
- Lincoln Cares
- Volunteer
- Wish List
2740 A Street, Box 201, Lincoln, NE 68502 - (402) 441-8258