Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 19th

eggsOn Saturday, April 19th, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Day Camp area of Wilderness Park, Friends of Wilderness Park invites the Lincoln Community to come together and fill the beautiful grassy field in Wilderness Park with family, food and picnic blankets! Activities and games for all ages will be hosted by Nature Camp Counselors along with opportunities to sign up for Wilderness Park Nature Camp will be available!

At 2pm, an amazing Egg Hunt will ensue with prizes to attractions and area businesses across the city, with the grand prize being a scholarship to Wilderness Park Wilderness Nature Camp!

Lincolnites of all ages are invited to picnic with friends and family and the natural community in Wilderness Park.

Please bring your own food, beverage, picnic and egg hunting accessories!

The Wilderness Park Day Camp Area is located at South 1st Street, just north of Calvert and is accessible from Pioneers Boulevard. There will be signs to help you find your way!

The Friends of Wilderness Park is committed to preserving the long-term sustainability and ecological integrity of Wilderness Park through proactive education, preservation, and community cooperation.

For more information, contact event coordinator Adam Hintz at 402-421-8464 or adam.hintz.lincoln@gmail.com

March 30, 2014Permalink

Wilderness Park visitor education survey

Dear Friend of Wilderness Park:

Please consider taking this survey that will help inform a better understanding of public interest in visitor education at Wilderness Park. The anonymous survey will ask up to 15 questions and should take 8 minutes or less to complete. Thanks!

March 19, 2014Permalink

Capture the Wild of Wilderness

A few photos from our 2014 Wilderness Park Calendar debut on Friday, November 1st at Zipline Brewery. Thanks to all Friends of Wilderness Park members and board members, photographers and supporters for producing a great calendar. If you haven’t got your hands on one yet, check out the printable order form below.


November 3, 2013Permalink

First Friday & First Chance to Buy 2014 Wilderness Park Calendars

Friends of WildernessZipline Brewing Company

This Friday, November 1st is the final show for the Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park photo contest.  Join other Wilderness enthusiasts at this First Friday event at the Zipline Brewing Company (2100 Magnum Cir., Lincoln, NE) starting at 5:00 pm.  The 2014 Calendars will be on sale for $10–just in time for the holidays! The twelve photographs featured in the calendar will be on display at Zipline Brewing Company for the entire month of November.

To receive a calendar, download the Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park order form and send completed form and payment to the below address.

Thank You!

Download (PDF, 34KB)

October 28, 2013Permalink

Friends of Wilderness Park Board Candidate Bios

The following individuals are candidates for the Friends of Wilderness Park Board of Directors. Voting will take place at the annual meeting on Sunday, October 5th from 1-4 p.m. at Wilderness Park. All current members are eligible to vote.

Amber Hollmann

Amber has been a supporter of the Friends of Wilderness Park for three years and would love to become more involved in her efforts. Amber has served on the Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market board for four years as the assistant manager. She has also been creating an edible and native landscape at the house she rents (thanks to the plant sales!) Amber believes Wilderness Park is fundamental to the Lincoln community!

 Erin Miles

Erin is currently a high school science teacher at North Star High School.  Prior to teaching she earned a Masters of Biological Sciences in Ecology and Evolution, with a focus on grassland ecology and restoration.  In her free time Erin loves to take advantage of our natural spaces and the recreational opportunities they offer, like those of Wilderness Park.

Mary Roseberry-Brown

Mary Roseberry-Brown is a current board member, one of the founders of Friends of Wilderness Park, president for ten years, who has worked hard on keeping Yankee Hill Road out of Wilderness Park, Comprehensive Plan amendments, promoted the Upper Southeast Salt Creek Watershed Amendment, which provided creek buffers and prohibited filling in of creeks, keeping a sewage treatment plant away from Wilderness Park, and organizes of our native plant sale, the main fund raiser for FWP.

Sean Schmeits

Sean currently works as a Legislative Ombudsman, a government office which takes complaints from citizens against state agencies and works to resolve them. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Lincoln and the Bagaduce Music Library in Blue Hill, Maine. He spends part of every weekend on the trails in Wilderness Park and thinks such wild spaces are good for the soul.

September 30, 2013Permalink