Omaha has a brand new dog park.
On Friday the ribbon was cut on the new, state of the art dog park on the northeast side of Miller Park near 24th and Redick. The city says after the opening of the Dewey Dog Park, near 33rd and Turner Blvd., there has been demand for more dog parks in Omaha. The City of Omaha currently owns and operates four dog parks, which include Hefflinger, Hanscom, Dewey, and now Miller Dog Park.
City leaders say many features at Miller are similar to those at Dewey. Both include water features, dog agility equipment, a completely turfed facility, and both have a “small dog” and an “all dog” area. Miller Dog Park is a total of 7,700 square feet.
Omaha donors have helped make many renovations to Miller Park over the past couple of years. Some of the other projects completed include a new amphitheater, walking trail, picnic shelters, sports courts and the Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield.
Jake Lindner, Acting Director for the Parks Department says, “We’ve seen a total transformation of Miller Park over the past couple of years. The new projects have activated the park in such a positive way. We could not have done it without Omaha’s strong philanthropic community.”