Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hanscom Park Lagoon
Hanscom Park, Omaha’s oldest remaining park, was designed by landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland in 1889. Early improvements were described in the 1898 Park Commissioner’s Report: “Two lakes, a cascade, extensive flower beds, two and one-half miles of macadamized roadway, fountains and a magnificent growth of forest trees make this the only finished park in the city.” It was “the most beautiful of our parks located in the center of the most fashionable and highest-priced residential property.”
The lagoon has always been a major site for strolling, fishing and ice skating. The pavilion shown in these photographs was located near the site of the outdoor tennis courts. It burned in 1927 and was replaced the next year with the existing pavilion.
Fishing along the eastern shore, July 10, 1924.
A summer afternoon, looking east toward Park Avenue, August 16, 1912.
Ice skating, circa 1915.
Erected by City of Omaha.
Location. 41° 14.511′ N, 95° 57.483′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is on Hanscom Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is near the Pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3201 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha NE 68105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hanscom Park Flower Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City of Omaha, Nebraska (approx. 0.3 miles away); President Gerald R. Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Lady Betty Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthsite of Gerald R. Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Territory and State of Nebraska (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregation of Israel - 1884 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gallagher Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
Also see . . .
1. Hanscom Park, Omaha Parks and Rec. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association History. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Environment •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 6, 7. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.