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A lovely 270-acre blue-and-green urban gem

Holmes Lake Park is a lovely 270-acre blue and green gem within the urban area of a state capital... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles H
Lincoln, Nebraska
Beautiful park to fish,kayak,trails,bike,paddleboard.

There happened to be a triathlon going on the day I visited which was quite interesting. Large park... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Cheryl M
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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.
70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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...More

1  Thank Rebekah N
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Clean, beautiful view, close to services. Lots of picnic spots, clean restrooms. Good parking. Walking trails are wide.

Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Holmes Lake is encircled by a trail that is a very pleasant walk of about 2 miles. Often too busy for bikes but is a nice ride. Often birds on the lake.

1  Thank Dwain L
Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's great to get a little bit of peace in the middle of the busy Lincoln south. We have come multiple times for different reasons. We have canoed on the manmade lake; we have walked around it for exercise; we have had picnics; we have...More

Thank S P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Need a break from the speed of life. Come to Holmes Lake, park your car, and take a walk around the lake. It is the best way to unwind. People, pet, and photography friendly.

Thank LoriN440
Reviewed 9 November 2017

the central location of Holmes Lake is ideal for visitors and people of Lincoln. Walking and biking paths are well maintained and offers nice scenery. Places to fish and to have a picnic abound. Water activities like kayaking and canoeing are pleasant. Bring your own...More

1  Thank Diann K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The location is right around the corner from a job i am starting soon. We drove through this beautiful park. I saw people paddle boarding,fishing, picnicking, walking, playing golf, and at the observatory! There was a lot of car traffic it was obviously a busy...More

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Julie H
30 August 2017|
Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
We were just there for a wedding rehearsal supper, but it looked like it could be
Trent B
19 August 2016|
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10 March 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
No trampoline in the park. There is a business called Defy Gravity that is a trampoline park if you are looking for trampolines.