Part of Wilderness Park in Lincoln closed due to controlled burns
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Controlled burns are underway at Wilderness Park, city officials say.
Lincoln Parks and Recreation staff are doing controlled burns at two locations in Wilderness Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
City officials say some trails will be closed due to the controlled burns:
- The Wilderness Park trailhead and parking lot on South First Street between Pioneers Boulevard and Old Cheney Road will be closed until Thursday to accommodate a prairie burn just east of South First Street and north of the parking lot.
- The hiking/biking trail in Wilderness Park between markers 18 and 24 will be closed to accommodate a prairie burn just west of the Jamaica North Trail between Pioneers Boulevard and Old Cheney Road. The Jamaica North Trail will remain open. The trails are scheduled to be closed until Thursday.
People are asked to avoid the area during the project. More information can be found at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.