Brown Park

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Brown Park
TypeMunicipal (Omaha)
LocationSouth Omaha
Coordinates41°12′04″N 95°56′14″W / 41.20111°N 95.93722°W / 41.20111; -95.93722Coordinates: 41°12′04″N 95°56′14″W / 41.20111°N 95.93722°W / 41.20111; -95.93722
Area12 acres (49,000 m2)
Created1891
StatusOpen all year
 
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Brown Park
TypeMunicipal (Omaha)
LocationSouth Omaha
Coordinates41°12′04″N 95°56′14″W / 41.20111°N 95.93722°W / 41.20111; -95.93722Coordinates: 41°12′04″N 95°56′14″W / 41.20111°N 95.93722°W / 41.20111; -95.93722
Area12 acres (49,000 m2)
Created1891
StatusOpen all year

Brown Park is located at 5708 South 15th Street in the Brown Park neighborhood of South Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] The baseball field at the park is more than 100 years old, and hosted games played by Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and others.[3]

History[edit]

Brown Park is a historic park operated by the City of Omaha.[4]

Baseball[edit]

The Brown Park baseball diamond is the home field for the Omaha South High School baseball team.[5] A team sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 in Omaha plays baseball for the Nebraska Reserve Baseball League with Brown Park as their home, as well.[6] The field was recently renovated by the City of Omaha and renamed the John Stella Field at Brown Park to honor a long time South Omaha baseball booster. Stella coached the South High School team from 1985 through the 2001 season and has been an American Legion coach since 1982.[7]

Pavilion[edit]

A historical building dating to the 1910s, the Brown Park Pavilion is 700 square feet and has a small stage, with an additional wraparound porch. [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (n.d.)Miller Park City of Omaha
  2. ^ (n.d.) Historic picture of Miller Park
  3. ^ Niebling, D.M. and Hyde, T. (2004) Baseball in Omaha. Arcadia Publishing.
  4. ^ "Brown Park", City of Omaha Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 8/28/11.
  5. ^ "Brown Park", Nebraska Baseball History. Retrieved 8/28/11.
  6. ^ "Teams", Nebraska Reserve Baseball League. Retrieved 8/29/11.
  7. ^ Niebling, D.M. and Hyde, T. (2004) Baseball in Omaha. Arcadia Publishing.
  8. ^ "Brown Park Pavilion", City of Omaha. Retrieved 9/28/08.