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Parks bring neighbors together and help create a sense of community with places to play, stroll, or just relax and experience nature. Did you know that Omaha has over 230 parks that cover nearly 11,000 acres of park land? Highlighted below is just a small sampling of favorite park attractions, or park and facilities that have recently undergone major improvements or have face-lifts in their near future. 

Glenn Cunningham Lake
8305 Rainwood Rd.
PaddleBoards

Lake Cunningham’s newest addition, located at entrance #1, is The Neighborhood Offshore, a year-round outdoor outfitter and board shop that provides cross-country skiing, paddle board rentals, mountain bike rentals, windsurfing, and more! In addition to the fun rentals they provide, you can also join one of the fun and challenging fitness classes they provide like their BOGA Fit class that is taught almost entirely on the paddleboard. For rentals and reservations, please call (402)208-7102 or email reservations@nbhdoffshore.com.

Gerald Ford Birthplace
3212 Woolworth Ave.

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Enjoy the breathtaking and historic birth site of Gerald R. Ford with friends and family. The park includes an educational exhibit kiosk with information about President Ford, beautiful gardens maintained by our greenhouse staff, and is open to the public daily from early morning until dusk. This is also a popular site for weddings, and can be rented.

Hanscom Park
3201 Woolworth Ave.
Hanscom Park
Donated in October 1872 by Andrew J. Hanscom; Hanscom park is the oldest City of Omaha park. The 50 acre park is beautifully landscaped and considered one of the few arboretums in the city. The park is home to a popular swimming and recreation area, as well as the city’s best indoor tennis courts. A new playground renovation is scheduled to be built and other park improvements are underway. This picturesque park also features a large pavilion overlooking the beautiful lagoon and flower beds and is available for daily rental.

Levi Carter Park
4405 Carter Lake Dr.
Levi

Levi Carter Park is a perfect example of old made new again. This park is under a master plan to complete a loop trail, picnic facilities, road and parking improvements, a new playground and renovation of the historic bath houses and pavilion. The pavilion is scheduled to open later this summer.



Adams Park
3121 Bedford Ave.
Adams

The 60 acre park is in the early stages of redevelopment. This popular North Omaha Park is going to include a new road and trail connection to the surrounding neighborhoods, picnic areas, new playgrounds, and a horticulture center as the focus of the park. The park is also home to one of Omaha’s most popular community centers.

Hummel Park
11808 John J Pershing Dr.
Nature Center

Nearly 20,000 citizens of Omaha participate in programming at the Hummel Park Nature Center, and the outdoor nature-based day camp has remained a symbol of summer fun for Omaha’s children for over 65 years. Campers participate in activities such as archery, nature hikes, nature identification, wilderness skills, and more. Hummel Day Camp provides a week worth of memories that kids will never forget, like the new 50ft. slide that is being installed this summer. For day camp registration, please go to http://parks.cityofomaha.org/activity/hummel-day-camp.

 

Spring Lake Park
4020 Hoctor Blvd.
spring lake
Located in South Omaha and originally established in the 1870s; Spring Lake Park was known to be a great place to go fishing and have a picnic with friends and family, but sometime during post-World War ll the lake was drained and the park became a dumping ground. Now, after long awaited time, the park is going to be the site of a large project that is planning to bring back the “lake” in Spring Lake Park. This new design will expand the park’s wildlife habitat, increase recreational opportunities with a lake stocked with fish, and allow residents in the neighborhood to reclaim the park.

 

Benson Park
7002 Military Ave.
benson sprayground

One of the most visited parks in Omaha, and rightfully so, is the newly renovated Benson Park. With a brand new fishing pier, covered picnic shelter, playground, and fully accessible sprayground, this family friendly park is never dull to impress. It is also home to one of Omaha’s best golf courses and park pavilions.

 

Lawrence Youngman Lake
192nd and West Dodge Rd.
youngman lake

Omaha’s newest park is continuing to grow strong. The park offers a great playground, boat launch, no wake boating, and fishing dock. The large tent structure serves a great spot for family reunions or birthday parties, and water service was recently installed making future events more accommodating to the event tent.

News and Events

  • Trails, Parks & Other Closings

    2019-03-14 21:14:40

    Due to the increased water levels/flooding, the following trails/parks have been closed: Glenn Cunningham Lake is closed until further notice. This includes the lake, playground, trails and disc golf course.  Bi ...

  • NP Dodge Park CLOSED Due To Elevated River Levels

    2019-03-14 15:27:04

    (Omaha, NE – March 14th, 2019) – Due to heavy rains and the rising levels of the Missouri River, the City of Omaha Parks Department will be closing NP Dodge Park effective immediately.  Facility ...

  • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge - OPEN

    2019-01-25 17:29:16

    Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED The Bob Kerrey Bridge is back OPEN to the public. We thank you for your patience. If you have any questions regarding the bridge, please call 402-444-5900. 

  • 144th Street Trail Closure

    2018-11-09 16:54:58

    144th Street Trail Closure (Omaha, NE) – November 9th, 2018 - The east portion of the 144th Street Trail between West Maple Road and Eagle Run Drive will close on Monday, November 12, 2018 so that MUD can work on a wa ...