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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Both fountains were working today. The main fountain was shooting higher than it has in 2 years. I was on the 10th floor of the Landmark building and it appeared to be higher than that!

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:43 pm

Unfortunately it was not working tonight:

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:11 pm

Nice picture though....you will have to take another one from that angle once it is.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:20 pm

From Channel 6 tonight:
Water Features are Bubbling Again
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:20 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Nice picture though....you will have to take another one from that angle once it is.

darn straight I'm going to. Probably tomorrow night before heading out to the Waiting Room ...
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:48 am

Did the lights on the little fountain work? I got great photograph of the big fountain with a kick |expletive| sunset last year, but I left the little fountain out of the photo because it wasn't working. In the past, even when its been on, the lights still haven't worked...
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:54 pm

Nice! Not sure how we didn't cross paths? Did you swim back to your car???

Here is what I got after you left.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:35 pm

Here is a wider shot that shows the Still Dark MUD Fountain....

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I wish just one day a year EVERYTHING worked in the park.......









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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:46 am

I went down this morning to try to re-create this photo from 2010, only with a working fountain in the photo. The trees are almost there, may be another day or so. However the weather is not looking good the next several days, I hope the trees don't loose the blooms... Unfortunately the fountain doesn't turn on until 8am. Photos would be a lot better if it was on by 5:45am or 6:00am...

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:09 pm

Brad wrote:I went down this morning to try to re-create this photo from 2010, only with a working fountain in the photo.  The trees are almost there, may be another day or so.  However the weather is not looking good the next several days, I hope the trees don't loose the blooms...  Unfortunately the fountain doesn't turn on until 8am.  Photos would be a lot better if it was on by 5:45am or 6:00am...

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Funny....I was looking at the tree blooms downtown this morning and thinking of that picture you took.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:56 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Funny....I was looking at the tree blooms downtown this morning and thinking of that picture you took.


Awesome!

I talked to my friend from the city tonight. He said these lights would not normally be on at this time of the day. The were only on because they have been working on them. The should only be on when the fountain is on.

Photo from about 5:45 this morning.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Thu May 01, 2014 8:04 pm

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Coyote wrote:Speaking of the park... I've noticed that the parking lot here is almost always full during the day. Who is using this lot?


People that don't want to pay to park downtown.  Its always the first lot full during CU and UNO Games as well.


Parking in lot beside Heartland of America Park no longer free

Christopher Burbach:World-Herald staff writer wrote:The city set a three-hour time limit for the lot on weekdays. Vehicles parked there longer than that could be ticketed.

“If you're there for more than three hours, then we know you're not there for the park,” Smith said.


Maybe I'll find a spot now.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Mon May 05, 2014 12:12 am

I got some really great photos tonight, check them out over in the photo section:

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:54 pm

The fountain was turned on yesterday for the season. Looks great!

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:18 pm

Sweet!
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Fri May 22, 2015 8:45 am

I see that Coyote posted that the Woodman and the Ped Bridge were blue, The fountain will also be blue.

All three (Tower, Bridge, Fountain) will be blue through memorial day.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby HR Paperstacks » Fri May 22, 2015 4:01 pm

I'm at the suites at TDAP and you can see the foundation shoot over the Hilton.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Fri May 22, 2015 11:57 pm

The thought was great, but the colors didn't quite pan out tonight. The fountain was scheduled to be blue in support of Officer Kerrie Orozco, however only 1/4 of the lights actually turned Blue, the rest were stuck on this aqua color.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Fri May 22, 2015 11:59 pm

Here was one of mine from tonight:

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Sat May 23, 2015 12:03 am

Nice.

While I was disappointed the blue didn't happen, I was much more disappointed to see the small fountain's lights are broken again.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:11 pm

Does the city allow kayaking or paddle boarding in the lake?

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Postby MTO » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:31 pm

That's a good question for the city.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:33 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Does the city allow kayaking or paddle boarding in the lake?

My guess in Omaha is no.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:35 pm

Just wondering if anyone knew off the top of their head.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:45 pm

I have never seen it done, but I have also never seen a sign saying its not allowed.

That said, the property line between the city and ConAgra runs under the lake so I am guessing if you were too close to the ConAgra property, the could ask you to leave.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:09 pm

Brook Bench ‏@BrookBench wrote:Heartland of America park fountain on for the season! #beautiful#pot of gold?#omahaparks


I was also told by a friend that the blue lenses in the big fountain were replaced and all the lights in the MUD fountain are now working.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:11 pm

You know its officially spring when the fountain is going!

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:17 pm

iamjacobm wrote:You know its officially spring when the fountain is going!


Early this year! Usually the goal is Berkshire. Although, it looks like last year was only a week later.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:42 pm

Looks like it is almost 2 1/2 weeks earlier than last year. (April 29)

Love seeing the fountain on.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:32 am

New gondola ready for those seeking love and adventure at Heartland of America Park

Heartland Gondolas owner Mike Biggs unveiled his new 22-foot long gondola Wednesday afternoon, and took it for its first spin around the park’s lake.

The new boat replaces Biggs’ last gondola, which was in service for 15 years. White LED lights around the inside of the boat will add to the ride’s ambiance, Biggs said.

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Looks like they have torn up a big chunk of the east side of Heartland of America Park. I know they were doing sewer work on the north east corner, but now it appears its all ripped up all the way down to that little ped bridge thing that goes out and looks at the river. I saw this from the 480 bridge. Anyone had a closer look?
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:06 am

Haven't seen it in person, but it's more sewer work. Apparently the big tunnel they're digging was getting so inundated with water (who would have thought this, less than 100 feet from a river?) that the TBM was getting stuck. They've had to do several vertical bores ahead of the TBM to pump out water...


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