PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
2740 "A" Street, Lincoln, NE 68502, 402.441.7846, fax: 402.441.8706
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jerry Shorney, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-8259
FOUNTAINS TO BE CONVERTED TO LAWN AREAS
The City Parks and Recreation Department will begin work next week on converting three inoperable fountains on Centennial Mall to lawn areas. Two of the fountains are between “P” and “Q” streets and the third is the north fountain between “K” and L” streets. The fountains have not been in operation for two years due to deteriorating structural and electrical conditions.
The south fountain on the “K” to “L” block will continue to operate.
A major renovation is planned for Centennial Mall, which extends from the State Capitol seven blocks north on what would be 15th Street to the UN-L City Campus. The renovation would create durable accessible walkways along with expanded lawn and landscape areas and updated fountains.
The City has committed $3 million to assist in funding essential improvements to Centennial Mall. The project includes new landscaping and green spaces and addresses safety and accessibility issues. The City is seeking other financial partners including the State of Nebraska and private donors.
Centennial Mall was built in 1967 to commemorate the State’s centennial and is part of the City Parks system. More information is available at NECentennialMall.org.