This evening's celebration of the three new fountains along the revitalized Nebraska Centennial Mall has been cancelled due to expected rain. The event will not be rescheduled due to the unavailability of those scheduled to perform.
Originally constructed in 1967 to commemorate Nebraska's centennial, the Mall had fallen into disrepair, was unsafe and needed to be rebuilt. Three of the original fountains were decommissioned by 2003, and the fountain north of "K" Street was turned off in 2014.
The Lincoln Parks Foundation led a successful $9.6 million fundraising campaign, and phased construction of the revitalization project began in 2012. A total of 130 donors from across the State supported the campaign, which included a $1.5 million endowment.
A special donor recognition event and public celebration will be planned for later this fall. Commemorative tiles honoring Nebraska leaders, families, businesses and landmarks will be placed along the Spirit of Nebraska Pathway over the next several months, according to Christie Dionisopoulos, Executive Director of the Lincoln Parks Foundation.
For more information about the Lincoln Parks Foundation or Nebraska's Centennial Mall, visit LincolnParks.org or call 402-441-8258.