Omaha Riverfront Revitalization Continues Through Summer 2023

The riverfront revitalization is now in the second stage. Two more parks are underway along the Missouri River, just a block from the Gene Leahy Mall. The three parks combined will cover 72 acres. “This playground is four times the size of the Gene Leahy mall, so huge. We have a zip line, we have three big climbing towers that the kids can then slide down, we have sand and rock games. ‘water,” Katie Bassett said. , the vice president of parks for MECA. But revitalization isn’t just for kids. There will be a skate ribbon – an area designed for inline skating in the summer and ice skating in the winter – bocce courts, running and bike tracks and even sand volleyball courts. The area still looks like a riverside, but MECA hopes its urban beach transformation is to be complete by the end of summer 2023. Sand trucks are being brought in to create the new environment. Near the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, there will also be an entertainment area that can accommodate food trucks. The project costs around $325 million, with the majority of funding coming from private donors. The city of Omaha has invested $50 million, from bond leasing.

The revitalization of the banks is now in the second stage.

Two more parks are being built along the Missouri River, just one block from the Gene Leahy Mall.

The three parks combined will cover 72 acres.

“This playground is four times the size of the Gene Leahy mall, so huge. We have a zip line, we have three big climbing towers that the kids can then slide down, we have sand and rock games. ‘water,” Katie Bassett said. , the vice president of parks for MECA.

But revitalization isn’t just for kids.

There will be a skate ribbon – an area designed for inline skating in the summer and ice skating in the winter – bocce courts, running and bike tracks and even sand volleyball courts.

The area still looks like a riverside, but MECA hopes its urban beach transformation will be complete by the end of summer 2023. Sand trucks are being brought in to create the new environment.

Near the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, there will also be an entertainment area that can accommodate food trucks.

The project costs around $325 million, with the majority of funding coming from private donors.

The city of Omaha has invested $50 million, from bond leasing.

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