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Yanney Park, Kearney

(4.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
In January 1998 the E.K. & Mary Yanney Heritage Park idea was introduced to the public. The park idea was conceived from a meeting between Michael B. Yanney, a native of Kearney, and city park officials. Based on his philanthropic values and a strong sense of community, Mr. Yanney wanted to do something special for other families who call Kearney home. The acquisition of 80-acres in southwest Kearney was made and the park was named in honor of Mr. Yanney’s parents, E.K. and Mary Yanney.

The process has been unique in that it is a donor driven park. Each park component is endowed at 20% of its cost to be put into a growth account to be used for future repair or maintenance. There has been tremendous success with the private donations and a variety of public matching grants to create park components. The park has its own Foundation and it is responsible for the development of the park. Upon completion of the park the Foundation will deed it to the City of Kearney for only the cost of ongoing maintenance.

Yanney Heritage Park has come a long way over the years. Steadily, an 80-acre cornfield has been transformed into a first-class city park with many unique features. The park has been and continues to be blessed with many generous donations and is well on its way to becoming one of the finest city parks in the Midwest.
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TripAdvisor
  • Stopped at this park on a whim with two grandchildren (7 and 11) . We had been doing some sightseeing, and I wanted to give them a chance to burn off some energy on the playground. The weather that da...  more »
  • This park is great for many outdoor activities. 2 playgrounds that our kids love, there is also a splash park for the summer time. The tower is popular and offers a great view of the surrounding area....  more »
  • This a relatively new park with many amenities. There is a spray ground with water for bigger kids and a separate one for the little ones. There is bathrooms, a rentable enclosed pavilion and an open ...  more »
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  • Wonderful! Really large! Everything from multiple playgrounds, artificial lake, natural river, gardens, wide open spaces, a viewing tower, SO MUCH. I would say as a person without any physical handicaps, it seems rather handicable friendly. Lots of paved paths.
  • It has a lot of different attractions for all ages, awesome water play area, even for adults!! BOOOOYYYYAAAAA!! Birds, fishing, walking path, tower that you can climb to over see the grounds...
  • Great park. So much to do, see and just feel. I take my kid there constantly.
  • Nice clean park good fishing and nice landscaping and lots of fun stuff to do
  • An amazing park! Can't wait to go back!