The new park on the Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is now called "Tom Hanafan Riverís Edge Park."
In a special City Council Meeting held Wednesday night at the official dedication of the new park on the Missouri River, the Council passed a resolution to dedicate the new park in honor of Hanafan. He is credited with bringing the community back to the river
The official park dedication was held Wednesday night for hundreds of park supporters who came together to make Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park possible.
After the park dedication, the donor plaza was unveiled where those supporters are recognized.
The new park opens this weekend and will include a free Beach Boys concert Saturday night.