Holmes Park & Lake

Holmes Park & Lake, Lincoln: Address, Holmes Park & Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Holmes Park & Lake
4.5
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The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for boating and fishing, plus picnic grounds and hiking trails.
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Andy S
2 contributions
Walk along the path.
Jan 2021 • Couples
We love this place. Always fun. Sometimes we go fishing, play vollyball, hangout with friends. Very clean.
Written January 30, 2021
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kdschielke
Austin, TX113 contributions
Walk around the lake
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice park, large grassy areas and paved, shady walkway around lake. Lots of people fishing. Dogs on leash welcome. Free parking and entry.
Written July 9, 2020
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Simplyarranged
Lincoln, NE22 contributions
Variety of activities
May 2019 • Friends
Holmes Park has been one of Lincolns best parks for over 50 years! They have ball diamonds, picnic shelters, stocked trout fishing, crappie, bass and blue gill. They have a golf course, Hyde Astronomy Observatory and walking trails. In the Winter they have sledding from the dike onto the frozen lake and ice-skating. It is beautifully landscaped and well-maintained.

It’s a happening kind of park and there are usually lots of people there. They have several parking lots and there is usually plenty of parking. Local radio stations occasionally host events there as well.

There is room to fly kites by the dike and there are no tennis courts or pickle courts at this time.

No motor boats allowed, but you can use canoes sail boats and windsurfers. One of Lincoln’s many bike trails trails also connects with the park. This park attracts families, teens, singles, couples, middle-aged and older people.
Written May 7, 2019
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Meligirl
Austin36 contributions
Not sure why the other reviews are so good ???
Apr 2019 • Friends
The park has some decent walking paths, but as far as landscaping goes it's drab, boring, and sad. This park could be extraordinary, but instead it lacks everything that would enhance it's beauty, and make it a great place for people, migrating birds, bees, and native perennials. Come on Lincoln, you can do much much better!
Written April 13, 2019
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Valerie M
Lincoln, NE27 contributions
Safe, tranquil, good walking paths
Jun 2018 • Family
Anyone who lives in Lincoln knows Holmes Lake. This is safe place to walk, ride your bike, fish, play at the playground, or just sit and relax by the water...it's a really beautiful place in a nice part of Lincoln.
Written November 11, 2018
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Charles H
Lincoln, NE144 contributions
A lovely 270-acre blue-and-green urban gem
Sep 2018 • Solo
Holmes Lake Park is a lovely 270-acre blue and green gem within the urban area of a state capital. It offers a dog park, fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, biking, running, picnics (of course), shelters both open and rentable, ball diamonds and volleyball courts, and even a public golf course. I don't golf so I am not sure how big it is but I imagine it's a 9-hole as I doubt there is space for a full 18-hole course. Across the street there is a dog park. You could easily spend an entire day here just chillin'.

One of the most extraordinary attractions is a 3-telescope observatory within the park, open only on Saturday evenings but year round, family and child friendly, and free!

There is plenty of parking within the park. I was there to cover an event for a non-profit organization which was very well attended on a glorious Sunday when the park was otherwise jammed anyway, yet there was absolutely no problem parking, at least not on the North Shore Drive. Parks are essential for city dwellers to decompress. This one is just plain swell! ( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )
Written October 2, 2018
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Cheryl M
Camdenton6 contributions
Beautiful park to fish,kayak,trails,bike,paddleboard.
Aug 2018 • Business
There happened to be a triathlon going on the day I visited which was quite interesting. Large park so even though there was a lot of people there, you never felt crowded.
Written August 27, 2018
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deforestn
Merriam14 contributions
Whether the weather be hot
Jul 2018 • Solo
I have run around Holmes Lake1002 times.I have experienced it in all kinds of weather and I still love it. Breezes cool you off in the summer and there are shortcuts across the lake in the winter when there is ice on the lake. I keep track of my running on the App Runkeeper. It's exactly 3.25 miles from my home, around the lake and back home in time for breakfast. Hope to "Run" into you some early morning.
Written August 17, 2018
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Rebekah N
Lincoln, NE11 contributions
Lovely park and lake
Mar 2018 • Couples
I love going to Holmes lake to walk. There is a great walking trail that goes around the entire lake. There are many beautiful natural sites to see along the trail like trees and geese. This is a great place to bring the family or to just go for a good jog or walk.
Written July 10, 2018
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3911kirkm
Lincoln, NE5 contributions
Walking trails are amazing
May 2018 • Family
Clean, beautiful view, close to services. Lots of picnic spots, clean restrooms. Good parking. Walking trails are wide.
Written May 22, 2018
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