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Did you know that in 2014 Omaha was ranked 12th on a list of the nation's best park systems, according to the Trust for Public Land? This ranking was earned based on park access/proximity, size, and services. In addition, in 2014 WalletHub ranked the 100 most populated cities on how well they accommodate or encourage an active lifestyle and Omaha was ranked number one! No matter your interest, there truly is an Omaha park or recreation facility for you. If you have not had a chance to experience the Omaha Parks system, then start exploring today by using our new Park Finder to find parks, community centers, pools, golf courses and more near you!

Fun Park Facts

  • Oldest Remaining Park: Hanscom Park, established in 1872
  • Largest Park: Glenn Cunningham Lake, 1,439 acres
  • Most-Visited Park: Lewis & Clark Landing
  • Omaha Park & Boulevards System was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.




News and Events

  • Aksarben-Elmwood Park Neighborhood to Celebrate Playgro ...

    2015-05-19 19:07:40

    Aksarben-Elmwood Park Neighborhood to Celebrate Playground Fundraising SuccessThe Aksarben-Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association, City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Department, and Omaha Parks Foundation will celebrate t ...

  • Benson Park Grand Opening Celebration

    2015-05-14 23:22:06

    Summer is right around the corner, it’s the ideal time for opening the new, fully accessible sprayground, playground and fishing pier at Benson Park! The public is invited to participate in the dedication and ribbon-c ...

  • Baseball Themed Run/Walk Will be Held on Father’s Day ...

    2015-05-12 19:39:33

    Omaha Parks Foundation is set for the 5th Annual Road to Omaha® Run presented by Northwestern Mutual June 21, 2015 Baseball Themed Run/Walk Will be Held on Father’s Day Morning— A Home Run for Dad! (Omaha, NE) ...

  • Spring into Summer at Zorinsky Park

    2015-05-04 15:21:24

    The Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is in full swing prepping for its busy season. On Friday, May 8 at Zorinksy Park, the department and other community organizations will be showcasing their offerings for the warm ...

  • New Day Camps Added

    2015-05-04 15:15:33

    This summer, Omaha Parks and Recreation has added four new day camps for kids that have completed 1st through 7th grade. Camp Benson7002 Military Ave. Week 1: Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  FREE ...