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Lincoln's Dog Runs!

In 2017, the Friends of the Dog Parks and the Lincoln Parks Foundation completed the private fundraising component for three new off-leash dog runs, and improvements to Rickman’s Run. 

The four dog runs in Lincoln are located at:

  • Roper East Park (I-180 north of Cornhusker Hwy. This replaced the current Oak Lake facility)
  • Mahoney Park (84th and Adams)
  • Stransky Dog Run at Peterson Park (2200 Southwood Drive) 
  • Rickman's Run at 3701 South 70th Street

Dogs and their companions now have off-leash runs to enjoy in each quadrant of our City!


Basic (Publically Funded) Dog Run Improvements at Roper Park East, Mahoney Park and Peterson Park:
·       Separate fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs 
·       Perimeter fencing and gates
·       Parking facilities including ADA stalls
·       Connecting sidewalks
·       Benches (2 per location)
·       Portable restroom shelter
·       Drinking fountains for dogs and humans (Mahoney and Peterson)
·       Trees

Additional (Privately Funded) Dog Run Improvements:
·       Additional benches
·       Additional trees  
·       Rinsing stations
·       Drinking fountain at Roper East
·       Walking trails in large dog and small dog areas*
·       Shade shelters*
·       Donor Recognition*

*Also for Rickman’s Run, as funding allows.


Thank you to the Friends of the Lincoln Dog Parks for your commitment and enthusiasm for this project!

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