Improvements to the Rickman's Run walking path are scheduled to begin Monday, February 22 with the installation of temporary fencing at the 24-acre dog run near Holmes Lake. Rickman's Run is east of 70th Street between Van Dorn Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
The contractor will use fencing to secure areas of construction while leaving as much of the dog run open to the public as possible. Visitors are asked to be careful around construction equipment. Work will begin on the west side of Antelope Creek and then move to the east side of the creek. The goal is to complete construction in April, weather permitting.
The pathway improvements will create drier walking surfaces, reducing wear and tear on vegetation that leads to erosion and water quality concerns. Most of the path will have limestone rock surfacing, and concrete will be used on segments that are susceptible to erosion.
Rickman's Run is one of the most consistently used public facilities operated by Lincoln Parks and Recreation. The recent Dog Use Facilities Master Plan for Lincoln identified the path improvements as a primary need. More information about the Master Plan is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.