The state parks in Nebraska have been closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been activity at Mahoney State Park.
Prairie Construction broke ground on a new group rental facility project at the park last October, and a transformation of the space has been taking shape ever since.
The project began with the demolition of the existing Riverview Lodge facility to make way for a larger, more modern rental facility that can accommodate up to 300 people. The new space will include a bridal room and will be ideal for weddings and family reunions.
Before construction of the new facility could begin, the ground elevation in the area needed to be completely transfigured. In some spaces, dirt was moved as much as 17 feet higher or lower to prepare for the new, larger facility and parking lot.
Footings are in and concrete has been poured for the approximately 15,000 square foot facility. The new building will wrap around two existing oak trees, and the park’s iconic observation tower will stand next to it, continuing to tower over the highest spot of the park. Spectacular views from the building of the Platte River will make this a popular spot for weddings, reunions and large group functions.
The first wedding in the facility is scheduled for January and we are excited to get walls up and a roof on the new space. Check back for updates and progress on this project!