Kenefick Park


Kenefick Park

Infobox park
park=Kenefick Park


image size= 200px
caption=Big Boy #4023 in Kenefick Park.
type=Municipal (Omaha)
location=South Omaha
coordinates=
size=78 acres
opened=1891
operator=
annual visitors=
status=Open all year

Kenefick Park is located at 100 Bancroft Street in South Omaha, Nebraska. [http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/railroad/2004/0923_kenefickpark.shtml "Union Pacific Announces Location of New Kenefick Park"] . Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 9/24/07.] Located next to the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's botanical gardens, the park features "two of the greatest locomotives ever to power Union Pacific Railroad." [ [http://www.omahabotanicalgardens.org/About_the_Garden/Kenefick_Park/index.asp#_1 "Kenefick Park at Lauritzen Gardens"] . Lauritzen Gardens. Retrieved 9/24/07.]

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Sitting at the southwest point of the Lauritzen Gardens property along Interstate 80, the park welcomes motorists to Nebraska. It features a display of Union Pacific Big Boy #4023 and Union Pacific Centennial #6900 locomotives.

Kenefick Park was relocated in 2004 from Abbott Drive north of downtown to its current location in order to accommodate the Qwest Center. It is named in honor of former UP Chairman and CEO John Kenefick. [ [http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2005/1015_kenefick.shtml "New Kenefick Park Dedicated at Lauritzen Gardens"] Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 9/24/07.]

ee also

* Parks in Omaha

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