City of Lincoln
2005 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng invites the public to attend a ceremony Sunday, November 13 to rename the trail on the north side of Highway 2 as the Helen Boosalis Trail. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on the trail at South 38th Street. Boosalis served on the Lincoln City Council from 1959 through 1975, when she was elected Mayor. She served as Mayor from 1975 through 1983.
“In her 24 years in elected office, Helen was a champion for neighborhood and community beautification and parks,” said Mayor Seng. “She initiated the development of our trail system with construction of the Billy Wolff Trail along Antelope Creek. All of us who now use our nationally recognized trail system can thank Helen for her vision, and naming this trail for her is public recognition of her continuing dedication to this community.”
The Highway 2 trail runs along the north side of the highway from 17th Street to 56th Street. It then extends east along Old Cheney Road to 84th Street.
Parking for the ceremony is available at the ballfield parking lot at 40th Street and Highway 2 and at Trinity Baptist Church, 38th and LaSalle streets. If it rains, the ceremony will take place inside the church.