Taylor Park Arboretum
Taylor Park is a neighborhood park of 20 acres, bisected by a stream running from south to north. The land for the park was donated to the city on August 30th, 1963 by Eldin E. Taylor and his wife Bertha, with the adjoining residential areas developed in the 1960s & 70s. The park is located between the Taylor Meadows, Taylor Greens, Eastridge and Taylor Park neighborhoods, and adjacent to Eastridge Elementary School.
The park contains more than 200 trees and is part of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, affiliated as a “Landscape Steward” site since 1996.
Taylor Park Partners
The mission of the Taylor Park Partners is to improve the landscape environment of Taylor Park and provide a resource for environmental education for local students and the surrounding community. The display of plant materials will:
- help educate local students and neighbors about the nature environment, and identification of varios plant species present within the park & school site;
- test attractive, low growing ground covers that would be used to reduce erosion within the creek bed;
- demonstrate the importance of landscaping for wildlife within a city park.
Our goal is to maintain the peace and serenity of this small park, while adding beauty for all to enjoy, as well as to educate the young people within our neighborhood.
Representatives meet the first Monday of March, April, May for summer work, and August, September, October for fall projects, and/or as needed by demands. This will correspond with Spring and Fall meetings of Taylor Park Neighborhood, and to the in-school schedule of Eastridge Elementary School.