Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield Groundbreaking Renovations – Miller Park
Major Field Renovations for Miller Park’s Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield Made Possible through Philanthropic Donations
The City of Omaha has received several generous philanthropic donations for the Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield in Omaha. The project includes a newly turfed field, scoreboard, and other ballfield renovations. Miller Park’s ballfield was named in memory of fallen Omaha Officer, Kerrie Orozco in 2015, who was also actively involved in coaching youth leagues in Omaha. The field has served the Police Athletics for Community Engagement (PACE) boys and girls leagues as a nice ballfield to play on at Miller Park. Members of the Latino Peace Officers Association and the Black Police Officers Association have also been trying to expand the ballfield’s presence in Omaha since 2015.
“The City is honored to have received generous philanthropic donations to renovate the Kerrie Orozco Ballfield at Miller Park. We are humbled to share in this project with the surrounding community”, says Brook Bench, Parks Director for the City of Omaha.
Numerous groups involved were in attendance as well as Mayor Stothert, Omaha Police Department members including Chief Schmaderer, representatives of PACE, LPOA, BPOA, and some of Kerrie's family members.
Miller Park (2707 Redick Ave.)
This event will be held on July 12th, Thursday from 4pm to 8pm in Miller Park. This event is designed to bring families out into the park and also to develop strong community relationships between the Officers of the Northeast Precinct and the community. There will be Free food, free bike helmets, free bike raffle for kids 5 through 12, and lots of other fun activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate, so no drop offs. These activities will take place between 4 and 6 only. From 6 to 8 there will be Free swimming in the Miller Park wading pool. Anyone entering the pool area must have a swimsuit on whether they plan to swim or not, so please keep this in mind. Hope to see you all there!
This Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot of Florence Christian Church, 7300 Northridge Drive. You can bring all your broken bikes and have them fixed for free by the men of Florence Christian Church. This is a FREE event hosted every year by the church, where they fix flats, chains, brakes, etc. Just show up with your broken bike and while you wait, there will be free hot dogs and lots of fun activities to enjoy.
This is a FREE event that will take place at Miller Park, right across the street from the school on July 21st, Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm. There will be music, dancing, drumming, food face painting, bounce house, art activities and much more.