History of North Omaha’s Hummel Park

In 1930, 200 acres of land on the southwest corner of River Drive and Ponca Road were donated to the City of Omaha to become a park. It was named after Joseph B. Hummel, the long-time superintendent of Omaha’s Parks and Recreation Department, and one of the most influential parks advocates ever in Omaha. Adam Fletcher Sasse tells us all about Hummel Park, including Manuel Lisa’s time there.

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