Jim Datzman’s parks’ column appreciated

By: Peter Schor
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The two-page article and images on pages 6 and 7 of the Jan. 25 News Messenger, “The use of goals and objectives to promote better use of our parks” and the content is exceptional!

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is one of the best in the U.S.A.

I have lived in the east, Midwest and California my entire life.

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Committee of nine people appointed by the City Council are “All-Stars” of action with the residents totally in mind. Headed out by Doug Brown, manager; the committee includes Jim Datzman, Richard Moore, Roger Ueltzen and a few others. Gabriel Hydrick, City Council liaison and past mayor, has been an incredible asset to the Parks and Rec Department.

I would not know where to start and end to tell the residents of the city of Lincoln and Lincoln Hills from my experiences what “treasures” they should be tapped into. These “treasures” are right before our eyes to see another great reason to live where we do.

One quick example is the Lincoln Potters ( semi-pro baseball team made up of college players. The season goes from the end of May to mid-August at McBean Park Stadium. Tickets are on sale now. The Potters are a wonderful experience for your whole family. Your children and grandchildren will be amazed on how approachable the college players are to sign autographs and more. McBean Stadium is where the William Jessup University baseball team plays. There are lots of low-cost and high-value events in the weekly calendar of events in The Lincoln Messenger.

Folks, The Lincoln Messenger Newspaper is a gem for Lincoln Hills and Lincoln with local news; weekly calendar of events, arts and entertainment, restaurants, and many wonderful things to do; and Lincoln High School sporting events and arts and entertainment with a great choir and drama club.  

Did you know Sprout’s Market is opening up in April?

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Peter Schor, Lincoln