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South Haymarket Park

The park, southwest of 7th and "N" streets, will include a playground and festival space, a dog park, play courts and other amenities. The park will also include a trail connection between "N" and "J" streets, providing a vital link between downtown and the trail system to the south. A new public plaza on the south end of Canopy Street will provide gathering spaces and include a proposed signature public artwork. The Parks and Recreation Department will seek community input on the preliminary design for the new park and plaza area during the summer of 2019.

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Community Survey

The 2018 Downtown Lincoln Master Plan includes a new downtown neighborhood park ad plaza as a catalyst project. This new park is planned to be southwest of the South 7th and N Streets and will be about six acres in size. A preliminary master plan has been developed for South Haymarket park and plaza, and we are asking community residents to envision how they would use the park, and for advice about what activity areas amenities should be included in the new park and plaza. The results of the survey will be shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board as the master plan for the new park and plaza are finalized. It is envisioned that a portion of the funding for the new park and plaza will come from fundraising effort led by the Lincoln Parks Foundation.

Online: Click to take online survey South Haymarket Park Survey

Take the survey in person and learn more about the park: (Staff available to answer questions)

  • Trail Trek:
    Saturday June 23 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Haymarket Park
  • Jazz in June:
    Tuesday, June 25th from 4:30-7:30PM
    near the intersection of 12th St. and Q Street
  • Haymarket Farmers Market: (Stall #127)
    Saturday, June 29th from 8-12:30
  • Hub and Soul:
    Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30PM
    Union Plaza, 21st & P Street

Take the survey in person (Display/Survey Only-No Staff)

  • Uncle Sam Jam: Wednesday, July 3, Oak Lake, 3pm-8pm
  • Bennett Martin Public Library: June 26th-Sept 1st, 136 S. 14th Street
  • Canopy Market: June 26th-Sept 1st
Be on the lookout for us at other public summer events as well!

Funding and Park Updates

Project updates will occur periodically. Please check back in the future!


What ammenities may be within the area?
At this time the master plan includes possible areas for park space, connector trail, and dog park.

Has this been approved by City Council yet?
The new downtown neighborhood park and associated redevelopment in the South Haymarket were approved by the City Council May 6.

How can I donate to this project?
The Lincoln Parks Foundation is leading the campaign to raise funds for the park and plaza. Those interested in making a gift to the park are encouraged to contact Maggie Stuckey at 402-441-8258 or