The city is committed to its parks and recreation programs, and recently awarded a bid for more than $350,000 to develop the Blue Eye Creek Fishing Trail.
It’s an idea begun by former mayor Lew Watson, and part of the idea is to drive more traffic to Lincoln’s downtown area to help revitalize that part of town.
But it’s also solidly in the realm of recreation. Plans call for 3,500 feet of concrete sidewalk, with five stations 20 feet wide for fishing, all handicapped accessible. An open trellis, boardwalk and pavilion are also in the plans, plus additional parking.
It sounds like a lovely idea, one that would be an asset anywhere, and we’re anxious to see the finished product.
It’s quite an investment, especially for a small city, and it demonstrates the confidence city leaders have in the future of the community.