About Lincoln Cares
Lincoln Cares is a fun, easy way to support parks and recreation in Lincoln, for only $1 per month!
Listen to Parks & Recreation Director Lynn Johnson on the KFOR morning show speak about the Lincoln Cares program.
Lincoln Cares is the City of Lincoln's voluntary donation program that offers customers of the Lincoln Electric System (LES) a chance to add $1 each month to their bill payments to provide funds for parks projects and programs not currently supported by the City budget.
Since 2003, LES customers and matching community donors have contributed more than $1,000,000 to Lincoln Cares! These funds pay for the extra programs and projects that make Lincoln an extra special place to live.
Lincoln Cares is a wonderful example of how government can work. Bolstered by matching funds from our project sponsors, Lincoln Cares gives everyone a chance to voluntarily do something extra to beautify our community.
Donating to Lincoln Cares is now different and easier!
If your Lincoln Cares donation is not already part of your monthly Lincoln Electric System bill, now is the time to enroll. Adding $1 to your utility bill on a month-by-month basis will no longer be available after April 2014.
Enroll today at www.LES.com/LCDonate or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!
2013 Projects and Sponsors
- Historic Pinewood Bowl Entrance Enhancements
- Pinewood Bowl, Inc.
- Historic entrance features, originally located at Antelope Park, will provide enhancements to the entrance of Pinewood Bowl. Features include 4 original columns, 2 lights and several fence panels.
- Haines Branch Prairie Corridor
- Lincoln Parks Foundation, Prairie Corridor Partnership
- The Prairie Corridor is a 7.5-mile corridor that will link Pioneers Park with Spring Creek Prairie and provide enhancement and preservation of tall grass prairie, recreational and educational connections and economic development opportunities.
- Tennis Backboards in Parks
- Sig Garnett, Tom Tipton and the Lincoln Tennis Association
- Tennis backboards will be replaced in Peter Pan Park and Eden Park. Two additional backboards will be replaced or added at locations to be identified in cooperation with the project partners.
- Drinking Fountains on the Trails
- Mike Sucha Memorial Golf Tournament and Vintage Heights Homeowners Association
- New drinking fountains will be placed at two locations along the Billy Wolff Trail.
- Parker's Pals
- Culver's, Olsson Associates, Lincoln Area Retired School Personnel, Lincoln Parks Foundation
- This scholarship program provides financial support for children of low-income families. It will include pool admissions, swimming lessons, and participation in the swim/dive league and allow children to participate in youth and sports programs offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
- Leading to Reading Spaces
- Dillon Foundation, Rotary 14 and the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
- Leading to Reading Spaces are educational places for young children to use special computers and developmentally appropriate toys, which encourage literacy. This program will add literacy computer stations and developmental play toys to the Eiseley and Walt Library branches.
- Aging Strong
- Seniors Foundation
- Aging Strong is part of the health and fitness program provided by Aging Partners to adults 55 plus in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Lincoln Cares donations will be used to finance fitness equipment at the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center located at 233 South 10th Street.