Earlier this year, Fishers Parks set out on a mission to find the perfect mascot to represent our department. We quickly looked to our community for ideas on what types of objects or animals could best represent us and the wide variety of events and programs we offer year-round.

With more than three dozen submissions in hand, our staff narrowed the pool to a top 4, then opened up a bracket-style voting process via social media before finding the perfect fit in Lincoln, a cheery and fun-loving log created by Fishers resident Bethany Schlegel. After going through a final design phase, we at Fishers Parks are excited to welcome Lincoln to our hardworking team.

I took some time earlier this week to get to know Lincoln, and his enthusiasm for being part of Fishers Parks and the City of Fishers matches our excitement to have him on board. Get to know him by reading the below Q&A!

As we move through 2021 and beyond, the Fishers community will begin seeing Lincoln at Fishers Parks’ signature events. Learn more about upcoming events and programs at playfishers.com.

lincoln the log

Q&A

NEIGHBORHOOD: “I’m new to the City of Fishers, but my home base is within the Fishers Parks department, now located in southwest Fishers at Hub & Spoke!”

FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: “Restaurants with outdoor dining work best for me, so I really have enjoyed Four Day Ray and Wolfie’s at Geist.”

FAVORITE FISHERS PARK: “I’m new to Fishers, but my origins as a tree have me naturally drawn to Fishers’ beautiful natural areas like Cheeney Creek and Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve.”

FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESS: “Visiting businesses like Allisonville Home & Garden helps me visit some of my native, Indiana friends!”

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY: “I’m looking forward to being a part of all of my department’s events this summer, from summer concerts and the Fishers Farmers Market to Monsoon Madness and Mud Day!”