For forty years, the Kramer Power Plant operated on the banks of the Missouri River. In 1987, the plant closed. Fifteen years later, due to deterioration and vandalism, the plant remained as a significant eyesore on Bellevue’s Riverfront. Our Founder, Bob Kerrey, successfully championed federal assistance for Bellevue’s effort to remove the plant.
In 2004, the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District and the City of Bellevue demolished the Plant and the 100 acres site began a rebirth. A youth football field opened in 2009. In 2013 – 2015, a 10 acre pond, lighted fountain and fishing pier were constructed. The park, now named American Heroes Park, also includes a War on Terror Memorial and areas for civic celebrations.
Project Partners: City of Bellevue, P-MRNRD, Bellevue Sport Association, Bellevue Community Foundation, AHP Volunteers, FEMA, others.
Estimated Financial Support: Back to the River – Federal Funding by Bob Kerrey