Community Works to Change Perception of Peter Pan Park
People living around Peter Pan Park want you to think of it as a thriving neighborhood, not the place where Lincoln's first murder of the year occurred. Drive by the park at NW 32nd and W Street and you'll see a new 4.5 million dollar City Impact Center being built in an effort to provide youth programs and a place for community gatherings. The body of the murder victim, Jarvis Long, was found in a shadowy part of the park. Long's childhood friend, Joshua Fernandez, petitioned earlier in the year to add lights to the park after the death.