The most recent addition to Lincoln Commons, a passive and active recreational play space in Ward Seven, is a splash pad. The splash pad contains ground nozzles that spray water upwards with a draining system directly underneath so little or no water pools. Water running through the splash pad is controlled by a hand activated-motion sensor set to run for a limited time. This new amenity was installed so children in the area will have a place to cool off during the hot summer months. This park improvement project was funded by a $136,000 state grant from "Our Common Backyard Program" in addition to $50,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds.
Lincoln Commons is a 4.3 acre public park located on the site of the former Lincoln Elementary School at the corner of Cross and Bryant Streets. The park integrates a mix of activities including a softball field, a soccer field and a playground with several large passive park spaces. There are also several smaller garden spaces within the park, including the Lincoln School Memorial, Louise Stokes Cherry Walk and Sparrow Rose Garden which provide a variety of experiences and commemorate community history.