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 two 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, Oak Lake Dog Park, is also a large park (about 20 acres). With ample parking, it is conveniently located at 1st and Cornhusker Hwy, 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