NEBRASKA CITY – City officials met with Friends of Riverview Nature Park regarding a plan to re-open the park.
The non-profit organization proposes establishment of a trailhead for parking for up to 10 cars and using limestone chips to convert portions of Riverview Road to a walking trail.
Lawrence Falk said the trail will provide access to the natural aspects of the park and eliminate the need to upkeep the road on the slope of the river bluff.
Friends of Riverview Nature Park also propose a new timber sign for the trailhead.
City officials said maintenance of the trail is an issue. “We’re already stretched pretty thin with our parks,” said City Administrator Grayson Path.
Citizen Ted Beilman said he believes the idea of the Friends of Riverview Nature Park is to partner with the city to make maintenance costs as low as possible.
Path said the city would have to have a lot of oversight over the construction project.
Parks Commissioner Patrick Wehling said he prefers the trailhead on north Fifth Street. He said the trailhead there seems like the most realistic plan to get the park re-opened.