Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield Groundbreaking Renovations – Miller Park
Major Field Renovations for Miller Park’s Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield Made Possible through Philanthropic Donations
(Omaha, NE., April 5, 2018) – City of Omaha Parks and Recreation has the honor of hosting a groundbreaking for the major field renovations that will be taking place at Miller Park’s Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield. The groundbreaking will be on Wednesday, April 11th at Miller Park (2707 Redick Avenue) at 3:30p.m.
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 will be 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. We look forward to your attendance at this special groundbreaking ceremony.
Kerrie Orozco Memorial Ballfield Groundbreaking
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Miller Park (2707 Redick Ave.)
Spring Cleanup is April 28th from 9 to 2 at McMillan Magnet School.
The Spring Cleanup program is a joint effort between the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, and over 100 neighborhood associations. The free event provides Omaha residents with the opportunity to recycle or dispose of large/bulky items that are not accepted through curbside trash/recycling services (such as old furniture, appliances, tires, and mattresses). Residents do not have to be a member of a neighborhood association to participate.
Dates: The 2018 Spring Cleanup takes place on six consecutive Saturdays, running from April 14 to May 19, 2018. Each Saturday, multiple neighborhoods in a specific section of the city will accept items for disposal and recycling between 9:00AM - 2:00PM.
Locations: For a map of locations and dates for the 2018 Omaha Spring Cleanup click here. You may also call the Omaha Spring Cleanup Hotline at 402-444-4636 for more information.
Neighborhoods: Groups Registered for Spring Cleanup 2018 click here. Neighborhood Associations are managed by the City of Omaha Planning Department. To look up your Neighborhood Association, click here. For the Planning Department's resources for Neighborhood Association, click here.
Omaha Spring Cleanup Additional Details
Dates of all 2018 Spring Cleanup events are as follows: April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19.
Appliances, tires, and lead-acid batteries are considered items that require "special handling" so they are not collected at all Spring Cleanup sites. However, each Saturday, there will be a designated site that will accept these "special" items. Call the hotline or check the map on the website for locations of these designated sites.
The Spring Cleanup program also offers the opportunity to dispose of large tree limbs and brush that would be difficult to dispose of using the City's weekly yardwaste collection. Each cleanup site will have vouchers available that will cover the disposal cost at an off-site location valid for that day only. The two sites are River City Recycling (60th & Harrison) or the Douglas County Landfill (Highway 36 & 216th Street).
Some neighborhood associations will be providing opportunities for recycling (e.g., metals and electronics) as well as opportunities to donate items to local charities for reuse (e.g., furniture, bicycles, and building materials that are in good condition).
Omaha residents do not have to be a member of a given neighborhood association to participate. They can take advantage of any dates or locations during the April 22 to May 20 time frame. Please note that residents are responsible for transporting and unloading their own items at a Spring Cleanup site.
For additional questions or concerns, e-mail CleanUpOmaha@cityofomaha.org.Examples of Accepted/Common Items (this is not a comprehensive list)
Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
Tires and lead-acid batteries (at designated locations)
Appliances (at designated locations)
Bicycles and tricycle
Empty cans, pails, and buckets
Railroad Ties must be cut into 1 foot pieces for disposal (no site will accept full-size railroad ties)Prohibited Items (this is not a comprehensive list)
Rocks and concrete
Household garbage (putrescible waste) - put out with your normal trash collection.
Dead animals, manure, and animal bedding
Full-size railroad ties - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has published a guide for disposal. To view the guide, click here. Contact the NDEQ for additional information at (877) 253-2603.
Propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders
Household Hazardous wastes including, but not limited to:
Visit www.underthesink.org for proper disposal information
Auto fluids (gas, oil, grease, and anti-freeze)
Paint and Turpentine
Join us to plant trees and sustain the urban forest in Miller Park/Minne Lusa and Boulevard.
We will be planting shade trees on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 am until noon.
Meet at Minne Lusa Elementary, located at 2728 Ida St (East side of school).
Let us know if you will be joining us!
Call 402-651-5779 or email: Diana Failla at email@example.com