Suggest a name for Omaha's new lake recreational area

Posted at 9:26 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 22:26:43-04

"Dam Site 15A" doesn't roll off the tongue very well, so the city of Omaha is taking suggestions this month for the new lake and recreational area.

Located northwest of 168th and Fort streets, the park up for naming includes a 4.5-mile paved walking trail around the lake, a playground, boat ramp and potentially a baseball field, according the a post on the city's website

The city announced the Naming Committee would accept suggestions emailed to through July 24 before sending its recommendation to the City Council in August.

It's the first time the committee has met to name a park since it was established in 2010, according to the post.

Members of the city's Naming Committee are the police chief, fire chief, parks director, planning director, public works director, and the library director; as well as three mayoral appointees: Douglas County commissioners P.J. Morgan and Marc Kraft, and Mike Kennedy. 

The area — including the park, which has already been funded via the Capital Improvement Plan — was developed by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, and will be managed by Omaha's Parks Department when it opens next spring.