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Old 06-25-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Despite Concerns, Council Votes Against Water Park Delay - Omaha News Story - KETV Omaha (http://www.ketv.com/news/19837401/detail.html - broken link)

while I am somewhat for the Lake Zorinsky water park cause it gives families another entertainment option


I think it should be delayed til our economy gets a little better

I applaud council members Jean Stothert and Pete Festersen for not be reckless during these bad times





but I am wondering:

why 5 of 7 city council members think

it's more important to have a water park at lake zorinsky

than having libraries open on Sundays


also, what about getting a water park north of dodge street cause not everyone can get out to lake zorinsky.



besides we already have 2 water parks in Omaha


Fun Plex at 72 and Q Street

Fun-Plex Amusement Park and Water Park

and Coco Keys at 72nd and Grover

Omaha Indoor Water Park Hotel & Water Resort | Omaha, Nebraska | CoCo Key Water Resort



but I guess this new water park at zorinsky could be for those in west omaha who are scared to death to be east of 72nd street.




also whatever happened to that idea of creating a new Peony Park
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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but I am wondering:

why 5 of 7 city council members think

it's more important to have a water park at lake zorinsky

than having libraries open on Sundays

Maybe they think the water park could generate decent revenues. Libraries are money pits from what I understand.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Maybe they think the water park could generate decent revenues. Libraries are money pits from what I understand.
That, and we've already committed to the building of Zorinsky. It'd cost us a fair amount of money to back out of the contract now. It will be cheaper to just push through with it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Maybe they think the water park could generate decent revenues. Libraries are money pits from what I understand.

maybe true, but they should have a entertainment tax for the water park


after all, we are required to be taxed to death to pay for former Mayor Fahey's downtown stadium
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: West Omaha
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The downtown ballpark will pay off in the long run. Why do some people look at every project as a hole? To build a city you have to invest in it! What you're saying about the ballpark is the exact thing people said about the Qwest center.

I and many others are thrilled with the idea of the new ballpark.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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The downtown ballpark will pay off in the long run. Why do some people look at every project as a hole? To build a city you have to invest in it! What you're saying about the ballpark is the exact thing people said about the Qwest center.

I and many others are thrilled with the idea of the new ballpark.
Exactly. I would get in to my "a city is just like a business on a larger scale" rant, but it wouldn’t do any good anyway.

But yes, you are exactly right. In fact, the CWS generates 40+ million in revenues annually. (after overhead I believe)

The stadium will have no problem paying for itself. Along with more downtown hotels, out-of-towners will be forced to spend their money in Omaha instead of outlying hotels therefore increasing "Omaha" revenues further.

The stadium was a great idea on all counts.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I always wanted to see a new amusement park open since Peony Park closed when I was a kid. Water parks are cool, but im one of the few people in the world that still don't know how to swim.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hah! I can hardly keep water out of my nose.
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