Fans of the Nebraskaland Days parade typically stake claims to prime viewing spots a week or so early. This year, they will have to wait until the day before.
Some would say the prime spot is outside of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, others would say the corner of Fourth and Jeffers. One of the most popular spots is along Fourth St. in Memorial Park, where parade-watchers often tie some string or light rope around a viewing area to reserve it.
This year, city officials are restricting Memorial Park "marking." Fans may not reserve their spot until at 1 p.m. June 15, the day before the parade.
This will allow more time for workers at Memorial Park time to mow the area, free of obstacles, Parks Director Lyle Minshull said Wednesday.
Minshull issued the announcement jointly with Nebraskaland Days Director David Fudge.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. on June 16.
“The city wants to make sure that Memorial Park is at its best when the parade starts, and this new policy will allow them to do that,” Fudge said.