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South Haymarket Park

Lincoln Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the City of Lincoln, is leading a $25 million campaign to build a new iconic park near 7th and N Streets. South Haymarket Park will be a high-amenity, urban park to serve as a catalyst for redevelopment of areas around the former industrial site southwest of downtown Lincoln. The project represents years of planning and community feedback that recommended a new neighborhood park to serve the downtown area. This 8.5-acre park will support economic development by stimulating and supporting private investments in the South Haymarket District. Park activity areas and amenities will provide outdoor recreation opportunities for those who live in, work in, and visit this inclusive, culturally enriching space. Amenities include:

  • A main welcome area at 7th & N Street, including a hearth feature to provide a place of gathering for the community
  • A community building that includes shaded, outdoor seating overlooking the park. This building can be rented for events and gatherings
  • Open lawn for recreational play
  • A canopy structure with porch swings overlooking the open lawn
  • A modern dog park to serve our four-legged, tail-wagging Lincolnites
  • Common Ground Plaza featuring a fun, interactive water feature and honoring the history of the area
  • An inclusive playground with unique zones offering different experiences for all ages and abilities
  • Public restrooms
  • Multiple shade structures for events and gatherings
  • A diverse mix of trees and plants, featuring an array of native species
  • A state-of-the-art, in-ground all wheels skatepark designed to host competitions, demonstrations, and jams
  • A trailhead in memory of Randy Gibson, a beloved community cyclist
  • The Chris Beutler Trail, which will wind through the west side of the park, connecting the N Street Protected Bikeway to the Jamaica North Trail (trail funded by Great Plains Trails Network).

Please contact us for information about naming opportunities.

Make a Donation to the South Haymarket Park Campaign

You can also donate via check. Please include South Haymarket Park in the memo line and send your donation to Lincoln Parks Foundation, 3131 O Street, Suite 301, Lincoln, NE 68510.

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