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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
October 12, 2001
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation, 441-8265
Brent Toalson, Southeast High, 436-1304

Fund Raising For Skate Park Under Way
Facilities to be built in two parks

Southeast High School students will kick off their campaign to raise $70,000 for Tierra Park’s new skating facility at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14 at 27th Street and Tierra Drive. The students earlier presented Mayor Don Wesely and Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson with a check for $5,000, and students will present another $5,000 check at Sunday’s event.

Money has already been raised for the first facility for skateboarders and in-line skaters at Peter Pan Park at 32nd and 'W' streets, and the Southeast students will also help to build it this fall. They will build the Tierra Park facility next spring. Each facility will include a concrete base with modular equipment.

Southeast also has a partnership with Saratoga Elementary, and students from that school will also be involved in the skate park projects.

Southeast High was also involved in planning, fund-raising and construction of the new accessible playground in Antelope Park.

Donations for the skate park can be sent to the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation, 2740 'A' Street, Box 204, Lincoln, NE 68502 and to the Lincoln Rollerpark Association, c/o The Nebraska Community Foundation, 1200 "N' Street, Suite 610, Lincoln, NE 68509. Donors should include a note that the donation is for the skate park. All donations are tax deductible. InterLinc Home Page

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