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Pioneers Park Equestrian Trail

Pioneers Park Bridle Path Action Plan

DRAFT 1-10-2018

In response to questions and concerns from horseback riders about the bridle paths in Pioneers Park, Lincoln Parks and Recreation has developed an action plan. Elements of the action plan include maintenance standards and practices, signage, webpage information, extension of the bridle path system, and opportunities for volunteer involvement. The action plan was developed after a community meeting in July 2017 and a subsequent community survey. Interested residents are encouraged to review a copy of the draft action plan, and return comments in writing to Lincoln Parks and Recreation, 3131 O Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68510, or by email to by Friday, February 9th, 2018.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will consider recommending adoption of the final version of the Pioneers Park Bridle Paths Action Plan during the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 4 pm at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office.

Download the draft Pioneers Park Bridle Paths Action Plan.

Pioneers Park Equestrian Trail Community Meeting

Purpose: to discuss the equestrian trail / bridle path in Pioneers Park. Discussion topics will include the condition and maintenance of the trail, coordination of use of the trail with other activities in the park including concerts and performances at Pinewood Bowl and cross-country running events, and potential opportunities for extension of the trail. Those who have an interest in horseback riding in Pioneers Park are invited to attend and to participate in the discussion.

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Pioneers Park, open shelter (near the playground area)
Rain Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center

Due to road construction near the park, participants are encouraged to enter to park from West Van Dorn Street due to street construction at Coddington Avenue. In case of rain, the meeting location will be moved to the Pioneers Park Nature Center Prairie Building at the west end of Pioneers Park.
meeting map

  • Flyer
  • Letter
  • Maps of equestrian trails *will be posted soon

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