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Holmes Lake Boat Dock

Lincoln Parks Foundation is currently working with the family of Lincolnite Donald Berger to coordinate a special project in his memory at Holmes Lake Park. Together, we are raising $82,000 to replace the existing, aging boat dock at Donald’s favorite fishing spot along South Shore Drive. 

Built in 1962 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, Holmes Lake Park has become a very popular destination for outdoor recreation in Lincoln.   

Our goal is to purchase and install a new ADA-accessible dock to be used for fishing, fishing boat access and a launching point for kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Built more than 15 years ago, the existing dock is highly used and is in need of improvements. The new dock system would make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy fishing and water recreation. The ADA features include a wider dock, curbing and railing. The purchase and installation would be managed by Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department and the total project cost includes a government discount. 

At this time, we have raised $26,000 from various sources, including the Donald Berger Memorial. We need $56,000 to reach our goal and are contacting individuals, organizations and businesses which may have an interest in helping us. If we can reach our goal by the end of the year, Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department would be able to purchase and install the dock in the spring of 2023. All donors $1,000 and more will be recognized on a plaque on the new dock. Any amount is appreciated.

Make a Donation to the Holmes Lake Boat Dock

You can also donate via check. Please include HOLMES LAKE BOAT DOCK in the Memo line and send your donation to Lincoln Parks Foundation, 3131 O Street, Suite 301, Lincoln, NE 68510.

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