The pavilion at northeast Omaha's Levi Carter Park is getting a green face lift.
City of Omaha officials announced Thursday that the 78-year-old quartzite stone building is being revamped with the installation of energy efficient windows and lighting and planting of new shade trees outside. They said the updates won't change the character of the pavilion, built in 1935 as a Works Progress Administration project.
The changes, however, will help make the pavilion at the 520-acre park on Carter Lake ready for year-round use. They will be funded with a $50,000 Environmental Solutions for Communities grant from Wells Fargo, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Omaha is one of 67 cities that received a grant through the program.
Work on the pavilion comes as the Omaha Parks Foundation is moving forward with a $1 million USS Omaha submarine monument elsewhere in the park.
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