The Lincoln Parks and Recreation department invites the public to the Lakeview Park Renovation Celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22. The park is at N.W. 20th and "Q" streets near West "O" Street and Capital Beach. The event will include a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Chris Beutler, Lynn Johnson, Director of Lincoln Parks and Recreation and members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Lincoln, who supported and worked on the project.
The park renovation began last summer and included replacing the playground, basketball court, soccer goals, drinking fountain, picnic shelter, sidewalks and landscaping. Funding for the project included a Federal Land and Water Conservation Grant, additional federal funds designated for park improvements in low-moderate income neighborhoods and contributions by the Kiwanis Clubs of Lincoln.
"I want to thank the Kiwanis Clubs for their partnership on this project," Johnson said. "Not only did they provide financial support, but members volunteered in May to finish the planting of 500 new perennials and 27 new trees. In addition, the West Lincoln Kiwanis have committed to caring for the newly renovated park area through our 'Adopt-a-Park Program.'"
In addition to the Kiwanis Clubs of Lincoln, the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Foundation, project partners included the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which administers the Land and Water Conservation Grants. The Community Development Block Grant funding is administered through the City's Urban Development Department and Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information about this project, contact J.J. Yost, Lincoln Parks and Recreation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-8255. For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.