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Lincoln park to undergo renovations

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

A Lincoln neighborhood association held a fundraiser Saturday at a local park to raise money for its new renovation plan.

Sunburst Park, south of 45th and A streets, is known by many residents as a whole in the wall. It has no playgrounds, benches or anything most parks have, but that is going to change.

Saturday, the 40th and A Neighborhood Association threw a "Party in the Park" fundraiser to raise money for its new $45,000 master plan that includes a playground, sidewalks and walking path. Mayor Chris Beutler stopped by and said he supported what the neighborhood association is doing for the community.

"It gives Lincoln a special dimension that other communities, most other communities don't have," Beutler said.

But Saturday was not just about raising money for the park. It was also a great way for families to come out and have a good time.

"I like that we can be helpful to this park so we can add a playground," Abby Blankembieller said.

"We get to paint each other's faces," Sophia Fahleson said.

So far, the neighborhood association has raised about $500, and former president Tracy Corr said she hopes to raise another $2,000 from Saturday's "Party in the Park."

"It's come a long way already," Corr said. "We still have a long way to go, but we're working on it."

The neighborhood association said it hopes to begin installations next year. If you would like to donate, click here.

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