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The Park Planning Division prepares park master plans to provide a common vision and organizational framework for implementing improved park services, programs, and new facilities throughout Omaha's park system. Master plans are a result of extensive analysis and collaboration with public interests and user groups. These plans generally provide the basis for funding allocations each year that support the design and construction of capital projects and other system improvements.

Omaha's Historic Boulevard Master Plan

This plan for Omaha's Historic Boulevard Master Plan was developed as a way to be proactive about restoring and enhancing our city's historic boulevards after transportation and sewer projects are implemented along these streets. The plan has passed the Omaha Park and Recreation Advisory Board as well as the Planning Board. It will go to City Council for approval within the next month.

Suburban Master Plan

Since 2001, the "Master Plan for Omaha Suburban Park System" has been used extensively by the public and private sectors to guide the growth and development of parks, trails and open spaces in Omaha.

The master plan consists of two parts:  The Map* shows the proposed locations of community parks, neighborhood parks, trails, boulevards and parkways in developing areas within Omaha’s planning jurisdiction.

The main Plan document outlines the philosophy of locating these features and describes the financing mechanism necessary to implement the plan. Appendix A;summarizes a review of the Plan in terms of the overall City of Omaha Master Plan. Appendix B, includes descriptions of each proposed park location, along with programmatic elements for the park. Appendix C "Boulevard Design Guidelines", is incorporated in the Plan to provide continuity in character throughout the boulevard and parkway system. Appendix D contains estimated costs of construction for each park.

The Park Planning Division administers the implementation of the Plan.

*The Suburban Park System Map is a large file at 30mb.  If you would like to view this map in person, please visit the Parks & Recreation Department, Park Planning Division.



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 ...