Kenefick Park

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Kenefick Park
Big Boy 4023.jpg
Big Boy #4023 in Kenefick Park.
Type Municipal (Omaha)
Location South Omaha
Area 78 acres (320,000 m2)
Created 1891
Status Open all year

Kenefick Park is located at 100 Bancroft Street in South Omaha, Nebraska.[1] Located next to the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's botanical gardens, the park features "two of the greatest locomotives ever to power Union Pacific Railroad."[2]

About[edit]

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 CenturyLink Center Omaha. It is named in honor of former UP Chairman and CEO John Kenefick.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union Pacific Announces Location of New Kenefick Park". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 9/24/07.
  2. ^ "Kenefick Park at Lauritzen Gardens". Lauritzen Gardens. Retrieved 9/24/07.[not in citation given]
  3. ^ "New Kenefick Park Dedicated at Lauritzen Gardens" Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 9/24/07.

Coordinates: 41°13′56″N 95°55′05″W / 41.23222°N 95.91806°W / 41.23222; -95.91806