Upcoming Events and News
We've begun the installation of the small dog run fence augmentation project to help keep the really little ones from escaping their run into danger. The Mahoney Run augmentation was completed in late summer 2021 at a cost of just over $500! Next will be Roper East dog run, which is nearly 5 times larger than Mahoney's small dog run and is expected to cost about $2500! After that will come the small runs at Rickman's Run and then Stransky Run at Peterson Park. All money for these projects has been secured and allocated from the FotDP General Fund. Thank you, donors, and thank you Lincoln Parks and Recreation for your cooperation and assistance with this project!
Welcome To Lincoln's Dog Parks
What is a Dog Park?
Dog parks, sometimes referred to as “off-leash” parks, are fenced-in areas where owners may safely allow their dogs to exercise, play, and socialize with other dogs. Lincolnites currently enjoy four dog parks. The first, Rickman’s Run, with 26 acres of beautiful rolling landscape, mature trees, and a natural waterway, is located just southeast of 70th and Holmes Lake roads. Our community’s second dog park, Roper East Dog Run, is 1 of 3 new dog runs in Lincoln. With ample parking, restroom, with a future drinking fountain, rinsing station it is conveniently located at N. 7th and Adams, just northwest of downtown, close the University of Nebraska Campus, Memorial Stadium, Pinnacle Arena, and the new Haymarket Park retail district.
Although the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department built these parks, the users themselves, the Friends of the Dog Park, Inc., and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department manage them.
Friends of the Dog Parks, Inc
In the mid-1990’s, Friends of the Dog Parks, Inc. was founded by citizens with the foresight and dedication to work toward the establishment and maintenance of Lincoln dog parks for all future generations to enjoy. Today, Friends of the Dog Parks actively works in conjunction with individuals, businesses, and city officials to promote, create, and improve off-leash parks, as well as the off-leash park experience, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lincoln's Off-Leash Parks