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Master Planning

Levi Carter Park

Dakota Nature Park

Omaha Sunken Gardens

Design

Falls Park

Hitchcock Park

Elkhorn Crossing

OMAHA SUNKEN GARDENS RESTORATION MASTER PLAN

Omaha Sunken Gardens were created about 1915, and included formal plantings, and open spaces used for recreation and relaxing. Over the decades, the formal plantings declined but the area remained a popular place for football, sledding and hanging out.

A group of neighbors banded together, with a vision of restoring the beauty of this space. A formal garden will be the centerpiece of the renovated garden. The grounds used for football and an outdoor ice rink, will have some improvements for drainage. At the north end, some trees will be removed to improve the safety of the sledding hill.

Big Muddy Workshop developed a plan drawing, perspective sketches, design and construction cost opinion, and report describing the gardens history and restoration goals. The planning group is currently fundraising to restore the gardens and build an endowment for maintenance.