The Omaha Parks Foundation wanted this traveling statue, Embracing Peace by Seward Johnson Atelier, to mark Memorial Park’s 75th anniversary. It was slated to leave in mid-November just after Veterans Day. The Executive Director of the Omaha Parks Foundation met 6 News at the park and revealed that we now have permission to keep it until early 2024.
On Sunday, we went back in time to June of 1948 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Memorial Park. It was originally created as a memorial for the men and women from Douglas County who served during World War II. The park was dedicated by President Truman in 1948. It was rededicated by President Truman’s grandson 75 years later, in 2023.
The family of a fallen U.S. Marine give back to the Omaha community Sunday with the dedication of the “Corporal Daegan Page Memorial Scoreboard.” Page was one of 13 servicemembers killed in an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan in 2021. His family said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the attack, and they wanted to find a way to give back.
If you’re near the Parkside neighborhood in West Omaha and walk Pine Street and 141st Circle Drive, you probably haven’t noticed a hidden park called Parkside South. As you get up close, it’s not really clear whether it has playground equipment or gym equipment. One woman is on a mission to renovate this underutilized park.