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In 2020, the Lincoln Parks Foundation and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department led a successful capital campaign to raise $1.8 million from nearly 400 donors to restore Cascade Fountain to its original iconic stature. A dedication ceremony was held on June 2, 2022.


Cascade Fountain was built in 1978 in Lincoln to commemorate the historic celebration of our great nation and to honor all educators for their dedication and commitment to providing excellence in education. Cascade Fountain has stood as a symbol of beauty and achievement over the years and reflects what happens when a community comes together for the greater good.

New Fountain and Plaza Improvements

The fountain and plaza area will be under construction in 2021 and will be dedicated in the spring of 2022. Campaign funds are being used to update and repair the fountain, to create an active plaza area with an event space, lighting, seating, and to enhance landscaping. They will also be used to establish an endowment that will sustain Cascade Fountain and surrounding grounds into the future.

When completed, Cascade Fountain and Plaza will be a beautiful destination in the Antelope Park Triangle. Visitors can delight in the spectacular water feature of Cascade Fountain, enjoy a picnic on the landscaped grounds, take in the breathtaking beauty of the nationally-acclaimed Sunken Gardens, Rotary Strolling Garden, Hamann Rose Garden, and engage with the unique animals and habitats at Lincoln Children’s Zoo. This community icon will serve as a lasting reminder of the invaluable contributions our educators have made in all of our lives.

Note: The Cascade Honor Roll brick program continues. To order a brick, please click here.

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