Vote YES For Parks & Recreation

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Vote YES For Parks & Recreation 2018-04-09T09:54:59+00:00

Improving Omaha’s Parks & Recreation

The Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department (PR&PP) is responsible for major renovations and new construction for facilities in the Parks and Recreation system. PR&PP oversees the operation, development, and administration of the City’s park facilities, recreation facilities, forestry program, and miscellaneous public properties totaling over 4 million square feet.

The 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Capital Program continues the previously established direction of focusing on the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities in neighborhoods where those types of recreational opportunities are presently not available.The Concept Element of the Master Plan reaffirms this emphasis on providing an equitable level of service throughout the city and its jurisdiction so that all Omahans live within a reasonable distance of a variety of recreational facilities. The Concept Plan also calls for a network of trails, boulevards and stream corridors to link existing and proposed parks and includes directives to protect and incorporate natural features in the park system.

Vote YES for this bond on the ballot May 15:

SHALL THE CITY OF OMAHA BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE AND SELL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($15,510,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF VARIOUS PARK AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF CITY OF OMAHA. THE APPROXIMATE COST TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA IF THIS PROPOSAL IS APPROVED TO BE FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($15,510,000) PLUS INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAID BONDS TO BE PAID FROM THE FUND FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ON THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA AS PROPOSED IN THE NOTICE OF ELECTION WHICH ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE APPROVAL OF THIS BOND ISSUE WILL NOT INCUR ANY INCREASES IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY RATE OF THE CITY OF OMAHA.

For a list of projects that may be funded by these bonds, visit the City of Omaha Planning Department’s Capital Improvement Program website.