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The Omaha Parks and Recreation Department has many volunteer opportunities for those interested in serving our community through our VIP Volunteer In Parks Program

Whether you are an individual or group of any age looking to volunteer for a one-time event or an ongoing project we have an opportunity for you!  From fun recreation events to park clean-up and improvement projects there are numerous ways to offer your service.

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Our Recreation Department hosts fun events all year long that we need volunteer assistance for. Some upcoming opportunities are listed below, check out the Volunteer Events button at the bottom of the page for the full list.

Help keep our parks beautiful, hold a park clean-up in any of our 250+ parks. Help with projects ranging from litter pick up to mulching park trees, painting benches, picnic shelters and more. Contact jenna.kleine@cityofomaha.org to reserve our VIP tool trailer for your clean-up. 
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Got a green thumb? Assist us in beautifying and maintaining our many vegetable and flower gardens at our parks and Community Centers.
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On top of our volunteering, we also offer community service fulfillment. Shoot us an email for more information.
Contact us, with your recommendation or idea for a volunteer opportunity you would like to do. 

To browse all upcoming volunteer opportunities, click Volunteer Events below. To receive notifications when new opportunities become available, click the Newsletter Sign-Up button below.

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 If you, your organization or group would like to learn more about volunteering with us please contact Jenna at 402-444-4791 or jenna.kleine@cityofomaha.org 


The mission of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle that is essential to the quality of life.

News and Events

  • Heartland of America Park Closing 12/2/19

    2019-11-25 19:28:25

    HEARTLAND OF AMERICA PARKIn preparation for the Riverfront Revitalization Project's next phase, Heartland of America Park will be closed for all users as of 6:00 AM on Monday, December 2, 2019.  The park will r ...

  • Bathrooms on North Side of Zorinsky Lake Closed

    2019-10-09 14:48:00

    The bathrooms on the North side of Zorinsky Lake, east of 168th Street, are closed due to a lift station. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience in advance. If you have any questions, please ...

  • Riverfront Trail Closure - 9/25

    2019-09-25 13:53:05

    RIVERFRONT TRAIL CLOSURE A section of the Riverfront Trail on the MUD property between the trail-head parking lot on the south to the pump building on the north will be closed starting on Wednesday, September 25, 2 ...

  • Riverfront Trail Closure - 5/31

    2019-05-31 17:52:58

      Effective immediately, May 31, 2019, two sections of the Riverfront Trail will be closed.  A section of the trail from Crown Point Avenue & Ida Street to John Pershing Drive & the Minne Lusa Ditch al ...

  • 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 ...