The BAY Lincoln houses empowering and inspiring spaces that are self-sustaining. These profits then go to support the causes at The BAY.

  • + All- ages Concert Venue
  • + Skate park
  • + Digital Art Space (coming soon)
  • + Coffee Bar


We provide services to support and build a stronger community.

  • + All- Access Pass
  • + Skate for Change
  • + Mentoring
  • + Job Training
  • + Community Cup
  • + Street Outreach/Sex-trafficking Intervention
  • + Food Distribution
  • + Education

Simply put, young people need three things: somewhere to be, something to do, and someone to look out for them.

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2005 Y St. Lincoln Nebraska


2005 Y Street

Lincoln, NE 68503


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“So, The BAY created a place where everyone is welcome and everyone is equal. We filled it with opportunities to dream, do, achieve and explore.”

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The BAY Lincoln is home to our 28000 ft²/2601.30 m² Indoor Skatepark. The park was designed and built by The BAY team under the direction of TJ Timmerman. The park features are composed, primarily, of concrete and baltic birch.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:00PM – 10:00pm
Friday: 2:00PM – 12:00am
Saturday: Noon – 12:00am
Sunday: Noon – 10:00pm

Skate School

Skate school is the perfect opportunity for first time skaters, or new skaters, to get comfortable on the skateboard, and improve their skills. Skate school is a group format skate lesson led by the Precision Skateshop team and volunteers of The BAY Lincoln.

Saturdays 9:30am – 12:00pm

$10 per person
*Requires waiver and helmet

Waivers and Rules


All skaters must have a signed waiver to enter the skatepark. Waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if under the age of 18.

Click the link below to fill out a waiver online.

Passes and Rentals

$5 one day pass
$35 one month unlimited pass
$3 board rental
$3 helmet rental


via VRLY



Art has always been something that The BAY has placed significant emphasis on. We believe that art is one of the most powerful means of allowing young people to better understand themselves, and better communicate themselves to others. However, in typical BAY fashion, we do art differently. Our art opportunities range from providing young people with spray paint cans, thousands of square-feet of wall and the freedom to paint; to our plans for a “wet room” where creative ideas can be brought to life, and the aftermath of the creative process can be washed down the drain!



The BAY Lincoln provides young people the much needed opportunity to create and explore. Organic learning happens best in an environment that encourages curiosity. Digital Art Space at The BAY is coming soon!


First Fridays at The BAY 2017

Learn more here. 



By: Wes Sam-Bruce of Greely Colorado

The BAY Lincoln is home to two of Lincoln’s finest mural pieces. Wes Sam-Bruce, of Greely Colorado, completed two mural installations in late October, 2015. The murals incorporate renderings of iconic Nebraska barns surrounded by geometric shapes, strong lines and repeating hands. The buildings are on stilts to represent The BAY’s success in elevating the community; while the hands represent the value of each individual and their contribution to community.



Concert Venue

The BAY is home to a 3,000sq/ft concert venue and meeting space. The 16′ x 16′ stage is outfitted with one of Lincoln’s most impressive sound systems, and is ready for your favorite show. Please visit www.TheBAY.org/events for upcoming shows.

Lincoln’s Only All Ages Concert Venue

The BAY hosts Lincoln’s only all-ages concert venue. We are currently scheduling shows for all of 2017: For more information, please email us at booking@the-bay.org

Mentoring Through Music

The Concert Venue allows us to expand our mentoring opportunities to include music focused mentoring. We are currently designing this program by creating strong partnerships with local organizations who successfully support young people through mentoring and music education.


Coffee Bar


The Coffee Bar located inside The BAY is soon to be your favorite creative hub. Set in our restored warehouse, the Coffee Bar serves unique espresso and crafted coffee cocktails featuring Counter Culture coffee and espresso. Sip on coffee, get some work done and be inspired by the beautiful mural work of Wes Sam-Bruce.



Monday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Tues-Thurs: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed



The BAY includes a private meeting space available for reservation. The meeting space is equipped with everything you need to host a successful and positive meeting or class. Amenities will include food and beverage options, projector, free off-street parking high-speed wi-fi and webcam conferencing.




Skate for Change Lincoln

Skate for Change Lincoln Chapter

It’s this simple; You SKATE – You GIVE.

What is Skate for Change?

Skate for Change is a worldwide volunteer movement that began at The BAY Lincoln. SFC creates an opportunity for young people to serve their community and give back by providing essential items to less fortunate peoples in their community.

Every member of the group simply skates with a backpack filled with water, clean socks, or non-perishable goods and gives it all away to the homeless. YOU DONT STOP SKATING TILL YOUR BAGS ARE EMPTY.


We roll once-a-month.

For up-to-date information about SFC outings, visit our Instagram page.


Meet at The BAY Lincoln
2005 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503




Food Distribution

Distribution occur from Noon – 2PM on the second Saturday of each month and we need 12 volunteers for each one. To volunteer please shoot us an email at the email below.


We always need help cleaning during the week  at 7 PMand especially on Mondays at 5PM. Come, grab a team, and help us sweep mop and clean. It goes a long ways towards helping us! This is a great opportunity to knock out GOPO hours as well.


Mentoring is a great way to have a big, lasting impact, on the young people who call The BAY home. To find out more information on mentoring at The BAY, please contact us at the email below.

For information about volunteering at The BAY Lincoln, please contact us at info@the-bay.org.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.



Individuals have accessed The BAY since opening
Young people with the BAY All-Access Pass
Recipient of the Lincoln Homeless Coalition Award
Food boxes given out at monthly food distribution with the Food Bank of Lincoln
Annual empowering state-wide events for skaters, artists, and musicians
Community Cups given out each month
Estimated # of girls the street outreach team has worked to get out of unsafe and exploitative situations
Street Outreach Director, Nikki Siegel, receives Homeless Connect award for her efforts in supporting at-risk and homeless youth





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