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Property Name Omaha Park and Boulevard System
Reference Number 13000196
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Town Omaha
Street Address Throughout the City of Omaha, NE
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/23/2013
Areas of Significance LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, RECREATION
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000196.pdf
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The City of Omaha's Park and Boulevard System is eligible for the National Register at the local level under Criterion A: Community Planning and Development and Recreation for the role the System played in providing green space and recreational opportunities to Omaha residents by the turn of the twentieth century and thereafter. The park system's influence on the City and use by citizens has continued to the present. Moreover, the park and boulevard system illustrates how the initiation of a citywide park system influenced the advancement of Omaha's planning efforts. Omaha was one of the earliest Midwestern cities to develop and implement a complete park and boulevard plan. The System began in the late nineteenth century and was substantially complete by 1918.

 

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