Omaha Public Radio News
Fri December 9, 2011
There will be a public meeting next week to discuss the Fontenelle Park Master Plan
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – Work is underway on the Fontenelle Park Master Plan.
Melinda Pearson, Director of Parks and Recreation, says the City of Omaha is hosting a second public meeting to get input on possible designs. She says a Master Plan focuses on the best use for an area.
The Clean Solutions for Omaha Project, or CSO, recently identified several parks that could be potential sites for fresh water and clean water practices. Pearson says Fontenelle Park is one of these.
The city held a public meeting last month to gather input about what individuals would like to see in that park. Next Thursday, there will be another public meeting. Pearson says students from North High School as well as CSO members will be in attendance.
"Well, there's different ways to do this. We could have a bigger lake. We could have a stream bed. So they'll come up with some options. We'll come up with maps. And we will let the architecture and engineering students at North High work on it in the afternoon. And then that evening we will take what they've done and open it up to the community."
The Fontenelle Park Master Plan public meeting takes place Thursday the 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Fontenelle Park Pavilion.