Memories of Pioneers Park

October 30, 2007 at 1:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I love Pioneers Park, and I’m happy to see some investment going into the Nature Center.

I have oodles of fond memories at Pioneers Park. I remember racing my dad up the hill to Smoke Signal. I remember having picnics with the family on Sundays. I remember playing Frisbee golf among the trees. I remember when the concession stand used to be open every day, and occasionally my parents would buy me a frozen malt. I remember sledding down Choo Choo Hill, weaving and dodging the other sledders, and occasionally crashing and eating snow. I remember running cross country races through the park. I remember the only cross country race I ever won, a JV race on a cold, wet, autumn day. I remember taking walks with The Girlfriend all throughout the park, and I remember the walk during which I was so nervous I was going to lose the ring or forget my words, I barely said a peep.

I hope Robbie grows up with fond memories of Pioneers Park. It’s a different place than it was when I was a kid, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

I often wish that, in addition to planning to make a splash for Lincoln’s future entertainment options with a new arena and convention center, Lincolnites would also plan to make some noise with another great recreation and leisure option. Some sort of Pioneers Park II or Wilderness Park II, perhaps in the vicinity of Stevens Creek. I wonder if such a park will ever see the light of day?

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Moses October 30, 2007 at 8:23pm

My first date with my lovely wife was a Pinewood Bowl concert.  Pioneers park holds great memories for us.

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