Public meeting scheduled on Historic Parks and Boulevard Master Plan

May 31, 2012

The design and restoration of Omaha’s historic boulevards system is the subject of a public meeting Thursday.

Omaha Parks and Recreation has scheduled a 6pm meeting at the Elmwood Park Pavilion on the historic parks and boulevards master plan. Pat Slaven of Omaha Parks and Rec says public input will guide the development of the plan’s design, restoration, and enhancement initiatives.

Boulevards included in the Master Plan study are Deer Park, Hanscom, Turner, Lincoln, Mercer, John Creighton, Paxton, Fontenelle, Happy Hollow, Belvedere, Florence, and Minne Lusa.

Slaven says the Master Plan will also address the role of alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycle paths, in reconnecting the system.  

Slaven says it’ll take about four months to work on the plan. Another public meeting will be held this fall once recommendations are available.