About Lincoln Cares
Since 2003, LES customers have supported Lincoln Cares, a program that provides much-needed additional funds for Lincoln Parks and Recreation. In 2012, we are happy to announce that Aging Partners and Lincoln City Libraries will also be part of the Lincoln Cares program. So, when you add a $1 to your LES bill each month, you'll be helping parks, families, seniors and libraries—all critical components of our community.
2013 Projects and Sponsors
- Historic Pinewood Bowl Entrance Enhancements
- Pinewood Bowl, Inc.
- Historic entrance features, originally located at Antelope Park, will provide enhancements to the entrance of Pinewood Bowl. Features include 4 original columns, 2 lights and several fence panels.
- Haines Branch Prairie Corridor
- Lincoln Parks Foundation, Prairie Corridor Partnership
- The Prairie Corridor is a 7.5-mile corridor that will link Pioneers Park with Spring Creek Prairie and provide enhancement and preservation of tall grass prairie, recreational and educational connections and economic development opportunities.
- Tennis Backboards in Parks
- Sig Garnett, Tom Tipton and the Lincoln Tennis Association
- Tennis backboards will be replaced in Peter Pan Park and Eden Park. Two additional backboards will be replaced or added at locations to be identified in cooperation with the project partners.
- Drinking Fountains on the Trails
- Mike Sucha Memorial Golf Tournament and Vintage Heights Homeowners Association
- New drinking fountains will be placed at two locations along the Billy Wolff Trail.
- Parker's Pals
- Culver's, Olsson Associates, Lincoln Area Retired School Personnel, Lincoln Parks Foundation
- This scholarship program provides financial support for children of low-income families. It will include pool admissions, swimming lessons, and participation in the swim/dive league and allow children to participate in youth and sports programs offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
- Leading to Reading Spaces
- Dillon Foundation, Rotary 14 and the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
- Leading to Reading Spaces are educational places for young children to use special computers and developmentally appropriate toys, which encourage literacy. This program will add literacy computer stations and developmental play toys to the Eiseley and Walt Library branches.
- Aging Strong
- Seniors Foundation
- Aging Strong is part of the health and fitness program provided by Aging Partners to adults 55 plus in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Lincoln Cares donations will be used to finance fitness equipment at the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center located at 233 South 10th Street.