Veterans Park Project
The Papillion Community Foundation is thrilled to be part of the Veteran’s Park project. Check back here as we release more information on the park and how you can be part of the project. In the meantime, please look through these beautiful photos and drone video taken at the park. We look forward to continuing to improve this wonderful park along with the City of Papillion.
Park elements are organized to take full advantage of the strong axial view from the corner of Monroe and Halleck Streets. The entrance gateway(1) is flanked by two columns and short walls on either side of the sidewalk. The walls will be coming shortly and will be made of natural stone and will include signage identifying Veterans Park. The wooden pergola(2) provides some shelter and seating opportunities within the events plaza(3). Projects that we hope to add will be the a shallow reflecting pool(4) that mirrors the service, national, state and city flags(5) in a smooth plane of water. During events, the slightly raised platform(6) within the reflecting pool will provide an ideal location for a podium or focal point.
A secondary arch connects; the existing parking lot, and events plaza. A dense evergreen screen(9) will separate recreational park uses to the east and creates enclosure to the lawn area adjacent to the flags. Benches(10) throughout the park provide seating and thoughtful reflection opportunities. A smaller gathering space creates a reflection node (11) off of the path. A secondary entrance from the parking lot will include a sponsor signage wall(12) and possibly benches for drop-off/ pick-up.