Neighborhood Greenspace

Maintaining Common Areas in Lincoln

When you purchased your home, or the lot on which you planned to build it, one thing that influenced your decision may have been the greenspace nearby.

Properly maintained greenspaces can:

  • Reduce chances of flooding by providing a destination for excess stormwater
  • Provide year-round recreational opportunities for the entire family
  • Provide a natural method for mosquito control
  • Reduce long term cost and maintenance
  • Provide habitat for wildlife

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the greenspace near my house?
While the purpose may vary, these spaces often serve to convey stormwater along a natural drainage way.
Who is responsible for paying for maintenance of the area?
During development, it is the developer’s responsibility to maintain the neighborhood greenspace. A homeowners association typically assumes responsibility after the development is completed.
Just what are our maintenance responsibilities?
Removal of trash and dead vegetation, control of noxious weeds and maintenance of drainage ways and stormwater handling structures are some of the responsibilities typically associated with neighborhood greenspaces.
Responsibilities may vary depending on the area and the type of stormwater handling structures present.
Won’t ponds and wetlands increase mosquito problems?
A healthy pond or wetland ecosystem includes predators that effectively control mosquito populations.

For additional information call Transportation and Utilities Watershed Management at 402-405-2372.