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Committee recommends name for lake recreational area

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 18:01:10-04

The Omaha Naming Committee has recommended a name for the new lake recreational area near 168th and Fort streets. 

After reviewing more than 200 names suggested by Omaha-area residents, the committee is suggesting the lake and park be named Flanagan Lake in honor of the founder of Boys Town, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The name received 28 nominations.

Other top name recommendations from the public included 22 nominations to name it after Kerrie Orozco; 12 nominations for Andrea Kruger; six (including the NRD) for Susan La Flesche Picotte Park; four each for Dr. Don Benning, Bob Gibson, and Jean Stothert; and three each for Johnny Rosenblatt, Jesse Lowe, and the Buffett Family.

The naming committee's vote must be approved by the Omaha City Council and the Parks and Recreation Board.

The park is expected to open next year.

Below is a list of all suggestions received by the committee. 

Names honoring people

  • Al Veys Park
  • President Alexander Hamilton Park
  • Andrea Kruger Memorial Park
  • Andrea Acres
  • Bartak Park (after Rosenblatt Organist Lambert Bartak)
  • Beasley Park (for Omaha actor John Beasley)
  • Bernie Simon Lake and Park
  • Big Elk Lake
  • Bob Gibson Park
  • Blumkin Park
  • Buffett Recreation Area
  • Burbridge Orozco Memorial Park
  • Byron Reed Lake
  • Charley Mancuso Park
  • Chief Big Elk Park
  • Chief Blackbird Lake
  • Cowboy Jim Lake (after Mayor James Dahlman, seven term Mayor first elected in 1906)
  • Crawford Lake
  • Debro Lake (in honor of Nebraska Army National Guard Sgt. Germaine L. Debro KIA September 4, 2006, Iraq)
  • Dr. Donald Benning Park
  • Dr. Grace Elizabeth "Betty" Clements Park
  • Eberle Walden Lake (Danny Jo Eberle and Christopher Walden were Sarpy County boys abducted and killed by John Joubert in 1983)
  • Edward Rosewater Park (Editor, Omaha Bee newspaper, Nebraska Legislator)
  • Ensign Parle Park
  • Ernie Chambers Lake
  • Father Flanagan Lake
  • Fontenelle Lake
  • Frank Ibero Park
  • Gale Sayers Lake
  • George W. Lininger Lake and Recreation Area (a former member of the Omaha Parks Board)
  • President Gerald Ford Park
  • Greta McMahon Park
  • Hal Daub
  • Harris Park
  • Holland Park
  • Hunter Douglas Park (for Hunter Douglas Jarecki Elsasser, 38 days old, died 2015 from SIDS, nominated by his father)
  • Iron Eye Lake and Recreation Area (for Joseph La Flesche Chief Iron Eye, Omaha Indian Chief)
  • Jamison Lake (in honor of SFC Trica L. Jamison, KIA July 17, 2005, Iraq)
  • Jean Stothert Lake and Reserve
  • Jesse Lowe Landing or Jesse Lowe Lake
  • Johnny Rogers Lake
  • Kerrie On Park
  • Lake Anderson (Clayton Anderson)
  • Lake Astaire
  • Lake Cayou (after Frances Cayou)
  • Lake Cleveland (Horace W.S. Cleveland)
  • Lake Greenfield (Douglas County Commissioner Bill Green)
  • Lake Ismenia or Lake Josue
  • Lake Orozco
  • Lindsey Lake Park (Pat Lindsey-engineer who designed Damsite 15A)
  • Marlon Lake (after Marlon Brando)
  • Martin Van Buren Lake
  • NP Dodge Lake
  • Orozco Fort Street Park
  • Rachel Snowden Park (Omaha pioneer, deceased 1898)
  • Red Cloud Lake
  • Robert (Scoop) McArdle Lake
  • Rod Rogert Recreational Area (Assistant Park Superintendent at Two Rivers Recreational Area)
  • Roddick Park
  • Roy and Bess Johnson Park
  • Rosenblatt Reservoir
  • Rose Wray
  • Rosewater Park
  • Sam Foltz Memorial Park
  • Simon Recreation Area (for the Simon family former Mayor Bernie Simon-died in office in 1988, Ray Simon, Curt Simon and Daniel Simon)
  • Simon Family (Omaha Steaks Simon family)
  • Standing Bear Park
  • Susan La Flesche Picotte Park (also recommended by the Papio NRD)
  • The Broom Man Park (Livingston Wills)
  • Thomas Tibbles Lake
  • Tom Osborne Park
  • Walter Scott Lake
  • William Brown Park
  • Willa Cather Lake and Park
  • Zazaette Primeaux (wife of Standing Bear)

Other recommendations

  • Abey Lake
  • Ahamo Valley Lake and Recreation Area
  • AkSarBen Hills Park
  • AkSarBen Park
  • Antelope Park
  • Antler Lake
  • Bella Park
  • Bailey Park
  • Big Elk Lake
  • Big Fort Lake
  • Big Red Lake
  • Bighorn Lake
  • Buffalo Hills Recreation Park
  • Cedar Lake
  • Cedar Trail Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Crowne Point Vista
  • Daisy Acres
  • Deer Crossing Dam
  • Diego Park
  • Dundee Lake
  • Emerald Lake and Recreation Area
  • Elk Crossing Lake
  • Family Memories Lake
  • Fire Lake
  • Flair Lake
  • Flatwater Lake
  • Florence Lake
  • Fort Cedar
  • Fort Hills Recreation Area
  • Fort Lake and Recreation Area
  • Fort Street Dam
  • Good Life Park
  • Grand Bison Lake
  • Grand Fort Park
  • Grand Prairie Lake
  • Grand Scenic Lake and Recreation Area
  • Grandview Lake and
  • Great Plains Lake
  • Harmony Park
  • Husker Vista
  • Indian Hills Park
  • Jobbers Canyon Park
  • Lake Cornhusker
  • Lake Elkhorn
  • Lake Fort
  • Lake Generations
  • Lake IdaFort
  • Lake Maha
  • Lake Omaha
  • Lake Omakorn
  • Lake Red Cloud
  • Lake of Dreams
  • Lake Omaha Park
  • Lake TaHaZouka
  • Lake Tatanka
  • Lake U-Mo’n-Ho’n
  • Lakeview Recreation Park
  • Lewis and Clark Vista
  • Lighthouse Landing Lake
  • Mallard Haven
  • Meadowlark Park
  • Messenger Made Park
  • Mountain Lion Lake
  • Mystic Lake
  • Native Americans State Park
  • Nebrathka Lake
  • New American Park
  • Northwest Lake and Recreation Area
  • Omaha Unity Park
  • Omaha Veterans Park
  • Omahan Lake and Recreation Area
  • Oregon Trail Lake
  • Pawnee Commons
  • People’s Park
  • Prairie Companion
  • Pine Creek
  • Pioneer Lake
  • Ponca Pointe
  • Ponca Prairie
  • Poppleton Lake
  • Prairie Hills
  • Prairie King
  • Prairie Lake
  • Prairie Pines
  • Prospero Lake Park
  • Puma Run
  • Purple Wave Recreation Area
  • Quail Run Lake
  • Quail Valley Recreation Area
  • Queen of the Prairie
  • Relaxation Lake
  • Rose Park
  • Rolling Hills
  • Running Coyote
  • Sagewood Lake
  • SAMS Park (Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors)
  • Saratoga Lake
  • Serenity Park
  • Soldier’s Lake
  • Spring Lake Park and Recreation Area
  • Stone Creek Lake
  • Sunflower Lane Park
  • Sunset View Lake
  • Sun Valley Lake
  • Tatanka Prairie Recreation Area
  • The Good Like Park
  • Thunderbird Lake
  • Thunder Valley Park
  • Veterans Lake
  • Walden Park
  • West O Recreational Park
  • West Lake
  • Whispering Winds
  • Whitetail Lake
  • Wildflower Acres
  • Wildlife Territory Park
  • Willow Springs Lake