A South Omaha park and soccer field has gotten a major face-lift thanks to generous donors.
City officials will officially open the new artificial turf soccer field at Miguel Keith Park Friday afternoon. Some of the other renovations include a brand new playground, walking trail, picnic shelters and grilling areas.
Since the 2013 park dedication, the park has served as a historic memorial to Miguel Keith, an Omaha native Marine who was killed in combat during the Vietnam War and received a medal of honor.
Parks and Recreation Director Brook Bench says the soccer field will be a game changer for the hundreds of kids from across the metro area that use it. "Typically they've played on not the best type of fields, very hard and compacted soil. So, getting this state-of-the-art field is going to be something special for everybody who's going to get to play on it."
Bench says through generous donations, Miguel Keith Park has undergone and will continue to undergo renovations that will be utilized by the entire community.
The official grand opening for the soccer field will be held at 4:30 Friday afternoon at 30th and Y Street.