Lincoln Dog Run Campaign Announces Inaugural Dog Bowl Event


Dog Bowl to Help Raise Funds for Local Runs

The Lincoln Parks Foundation ( and the Friends of Dog Parks are excited to announce the Inaugural Dog Bowl fundraising event presented by TMCO, Inc. from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 at Pinewood Bowl, South Coddington & West Van Dorn Streets in Lincoln.

The Inaugural Dog Bowl Event is a fun, musical event to raise funds for the Lincoln Dog Runs Campaign, sponsored by the Friends of the Dog Parks and the Lincoln Parks Foundation.

This FREE family friendly event will feature food trucks, craft beer, vendor tents, dog activities and live music at picturesque Pinewood Bowl located inside beautiful Pioneers Park. All proceeds will go to support additional features at Lincoln’s three new public dog runs and our current public dog run, Rickman’s Run. Dogs are welcome to attend, if they are on leashes.

“We excited to present the Inaugural Dog Bowl as a way to give back to the community which has supported us so well over the years. We look forward to enjoying the event with our employees and others in the community, and supporting this fun, worthwhile project which will further enhance our parks and recreation system,” said Diane Temme, of TMCO, Inc., a manufacturing company established in 1974 by her father, Roland.

Event proceeds will go to the Lincoln Dog Run campaign, which is raising private money for three new off-leash dog runs, and improvements to the current public dog run, Rickman’s Run. Dog runs are “off-leash” dog parks where dogs can exercise, play and socialize with other dogs under the supervision of their owners. The three new dog runs will be located at:

  • Roper East Park (I-180 north of Cornhusker Hwy. This will replace the current Oak Lake facility)
  • Mahoney Park (84th and Adams)
  • Peterson Park (2200 Southwood Drive)

Once completed, dogs and their companions will have off-leash runs to enjoy in each quadrant of the City.

Also a campaign leader, Diane Temme said the campaign has reached 54% of its goal of $861,000, which includes $240,000 from the City’s capital improvement budget. The new dog runs are expected to be open by the end of 2017.

The private funds will leverage our public investment and serve as another great example of a public-private partnership that’s worked so well for Lincoln. The City-funded improvements include separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, fencing, gates, parking facilities with ADA stalls, sidewalks, benches, portable restroom shelters and trees. The campaign will provide the funds for enhancements, such as drinking fountains, rinsing stations and additional trees, benches, paths and trails.

For more information about the campaign or the Dog Bowl, visit or call the Lincoln Parks Foundation at (402) 441-8258.