Omaha’s Kountze Park to receive $250,000 for upgrades

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act will help improve a local park
Kountze Park in North Omaha is finally getting an overdue upgrade.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 12:22 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A local park will get some extra funding for various upgrades.

According to the City of Omaha, Kountze Park will get $250,000 from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The City Council says the funding will help with several projects, including upgrading the pavilion and other amenities. The City Council says they believe the changes will have a long-term impact on keeping the green space clean and safe for families.

Once the funding is ratified by the City Council, the Omaha Parks Department plans to collaborate with the surrounding neighborhood, to get further input on how to best use the funding.

“Kountze Park has waited a long time for this upgrade,” a release from Councilwoman Juanita Johnson said. “We look forward to a well-deserved and successful outcome for this project.”

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