Pioneers Park, located in southwest Lincoln, is a terrific spot for a run. The 600-acre park is the city’s oldest park, and features numerous trails and paths on mainly open, rolling plains, with some wooded sections. The locus point of the trails is the Pioneers Park Nature Center, which has 3-4 miles of scenic trails featuring a good variety of terrain: farm fields & buildings, prairie, wetlands, and some shaded wood sections. The park itself has numerous fields, a hiker biker trail, and other facilities. Note: The Nature Center trails have set opening hours.
In addition to the park’s paths, the Bison Trail multi-use trail terminates ion Pioneers Park and heads east for 3.5 miles to Wilderness Park. There, you can connect with the 17 miles of trails in Wilderness Park, the Jamaica North multi-use trail, and the Salt Creek Levee Trail.