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AHP History and Timeline
Kramer Power Plant occupied this site along the Missouri River for many years; but the city had a vision to transform the land into Bellevue, Nebraska's premier recreation site. The following timeline summarizes the American Heroes Park story...
After more than 40 years in service, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) retired the Kramer Power Plant.
NPPD demolished the smokestacks, and razed the plant.
The 10-acre pond was completed.
The City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Community Foundation installed a lighted fountain in the pond.
The fishing pier was completed.
- In April, AHP Volunteers adopted American Heroes Park, via Bellevue's Adopt-A-Park program.
- In October, Bellevue dedicated the Inez Boyd Fountain, in honor of the former Bellevue mayor.
- In January, Bellevue City Council approved AHP Volunteers' proposal for a War on Terror Memorial.
- In May, Bellevue dedicated Jerry Ryan Plaza, in honor of the former Bellevue mayor.
- In July, American Heroes Park hosted Bellevue Chamber of Commerce's River Fest.
- In September, the City broke ground on Phase 6 of the park's master plan.
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