Omaha City Park Won't be a Problem Much Longer

OMAHA (KPTM)- One of Omaha's most historic parks will begetting a renovation, and not a moment too soon.

"It's total disrespect for people who love this park," saidDelbert Franklin.

Franklin said he has been going to Levi Carter park since hewas a kid. "This is our park," said Franklin.

He said there used to be parties, concerts and barbeques atthe park. "It's a beautiful place, they just need to step up and fix thesebathrooms," said Franklin.

Two historic bathhouses sit near the south east side of thepark. One burnt down years ago and one has been locked up. "I can guaranteethat they have not been open since 13 years ago," said Franklin.

Franklin said he'd like to see the bathrooms fixed, so thepark can return to what it used to be. City Parks Director, Brook Bench,agreed, and said the city received a fifty thousand dollar donation to fix upthe park.

"This is our park, this is what we love," said Franklin.

Bench said the city plans to start the repair sometimenext year.