Omaha City Council Approves Right to Name Gretna Crossing Park
OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska). Gretna Crossing Park has a lot to offer, from water slides to a brand new baseball field.
“We will have an amphitheater, a fishing pond, nature trails and eighteen-course frisbee golf,” Gretna Mayor Mike Evans said.
On Tuesday, the city took another step towards reopening the 155-acre complex. They approved the naming rights in a deal that will bring in more than $600,000 over ten years.
United Bank will pay to have its name placed in the park, while Great Plains Communications will have its name on the football fields.
“This sponsorship allows us to truly care for the park without burning taxpayers,” Evans said. “So it’s a great combination of partnership and the public to really offer a really beautiful place.”
Most of the park’s $55 million cost will come from a half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters. Construction began in 2021, and there were problems, but the crews are entering the homestretch.
Evans hopes the park will bring the community together in a sense of belonging.
“There have been many issues with COVID, the supply chain and more, but our staff and construction crews have done a fantastic job,” Evans said.
Gretna Crossing is due to open in September 2023.
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