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Are you planning a family gathering, company party, special event or picnic?  The Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is here to help!  We invite you to reserve one of the many multi-purpose facilities the department offers. 

Reservations may be made up to one year in advance, with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the date requested. For more details, please call 402-444-5920. 


Pavilion Hours: Available 7:00am - 10:00pm  (all pavilions are available for rental year-round with the exception of Elmwood Pavilion and Levi Carter Pavilion)

Pavilions and wedding venues are not available for rental on the following dates:
Thursday, November 22rd
Friday, November 23th
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
Monday, December 31st
Tuesday, January 1st
Monday, January 21st
Sunday, March 17th
Sunday, April 21st
Monday, May 27th
Thursday, July 4th
Monday, September 2nd
Monday, October 14th
Monday, November 11th
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th
Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th
Tuesday, December 31st


Rental Fees: 

ALL Pavilions
$150 for 2 hours
$250 for 4 hours
$350 for 6 hours
N.P. Dodge ONLY
$250 for 2 hours
$400 for 4 hours
$550 for 6 hours

Clean-up Deposit: $250 - refundable. 
Non-Refundable Beer Permit: $100

Inflatables/bounce houses are NOT allowed in City of Omaha Parks.

Full refunds are given with a 30 day advance notification of cancellation.

The caretaker will open the pavilion 30 minutes prior to your event for the allotted set-up time and will return after your designated 30 minute clean-up time to lock-up the pavilion. 
Benson Pavilion
7028 Military Ave.

-Full Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink
-Outside porch 
-Eight tables 
-Seating for 64, plus 40 outside
-Main room 30 x 40ft
Brown Pavilion
5708 S. 15th St.

-Full Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink
-Outside porch
-Small Stage
-Seating for 80 inside, plus 40 outside
-Main room 30 x 40ft
Elmwood Pavilion

802 S 60th St.

-Open May through September
-Ceiling fans and open windows
-Kitchen with cold running water and single deep sink
-15 picnic tables
-Electrical outlets
-Main room 38 x 58ft
-No heating/ cooling

Fontenelle Pavilion
4405 Fontenelle Blvd.

-A.C. and heating
-Full Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink
-Outside porch 
-Small Stage
-Seating for 70 inside, plus 50 outside 
-Main room 30 x 58ft
Hanscom Pavilion
3201 Woolworth Ave.

-Full Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink
-Outside porch 
-Ten tables
-Seating for 64 inside, plus 50 outside 
-Main room 26 x 39ft
Carter Pavilion 809 Carter Lake Shore Drive

-Open May through September
-Doors and windows open for ventilation
-Outdoor grills
-Seating for 120
-Two electrical outlets
-Three Separate 20 x 30ft rooms
-No heating/ cooling
Miller Pavilion

2707 Redick Ave.

-Kitchen with small stove, refrigerator, and sink
-Outside porch
-Seating for 80, plus 40 outside 
-Main room 30 x 40ft

NP Dodge Pavilion 11001 John Pershing Drive - CLOSED

-Ceiling fans and roll-up walls for ventilation
- The kitchen includes a sink, refrigerator, and two microwaves. (No stove/oven.)
-Several electrical outlets
-Up to 250-300 for seating availability. 
-Main room 70 x 70ft

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 ...