The Greenway is the Right Way

November 18, 2011 at 2:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Imagine a prairie greenway all the way from Pioneers Park, through Denton, and down to Spring Creek Prairie. It could happen. It should happen.

For a relatively plain little city in a not-particularly-scenic (by most folks’ standards) part of the country, Lincoln has some fantastic park and greenspace resources. Wilderness Park is one of our gems. Imagine, if you will,  adding a six-mile-long corridor along Haines Branch within the same spirit as Wilderness Park, but with fewer trees. The idea gets me excited. Even better if we could get a similar strip of open space around the entire city—Stevens Creek, I’m looking at you! But one step at a time.

I occasionally fantasize about what I would do if I won the lottery.The BIG lottery, giving me a couple hundred million bucks to work with. I always come back to how I would establish a legacy. What could I do with the cash that would really leave an impact? One idea I’ve always really liked is buying up land encircling Lincoln to establish a giant parkland and recreational loop. Can you imagine? It would be fantastic. Seeing a project like this gives me hope that some variation on my dream could actually happen. It probably won’t turn out as grand as my dream, but hey, I’ll take it.

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Mr. T November 18, 2011 at 3:26pm

This is great news, particularly for those of us who live in the western side of town close to these areas. I would definitely make use of such an area for running/walking/biking and sure many others would too.

Fletch November 18, 2011 at 3:29pm

Your other dream: An Oso on every block.

Nikkidemas November 22, 2011 at 3:17pm

Ha!

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