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Omaha is home to more than 250 parks which encompass 11,000 acres of parkland. Parks help to create a sense of community by bringing neighborhoods together. Relax, play, exercise, or just take in a little fresh air and enjoy nature. Check out some of Omaha’s parks that have undergone major improvements in 2019, like the Flanagan Lake playground, Dewey Dog Park, or the various new amenities at Miller Park! Below are some projects set to begin in 2020.
If you have not had a chance to experience the Omaha Parks system, then start exploring today by using our Park Finder to find parks, community centers, pools, golf courses and more near you!
 2020 Projects In The Parks
Miller Park 
- Dog Park
- Pavillion Improvements

All City campgrounds are currently closed.

Discovery Guide
Explore Omaha's Parks, Pools, Community Centers and more with our annual Discovery Guide publication. With over 240 parks that cover nearly 11,000 acres of parkland, we provide many opportunities to be active and enjoy popular activities and events.

Freedom Park
Freedom Park serves as a United States Naval Museum on the Missouri River and is home of the USS Marlin SST-2 Submarine and the USS Hazard AM-240 Minesweeper, Anchor & Propeller Garden, Shipboard Rocket Launchers and a Douglas A-4D Skyhawk Jet Fighter and other aircraft.

Job Openings
Spend the summer with us and have the best job in town! Check out our Summer 2020 Job Opportunities HERE!
Locations & Hours
The City of Omaha parks are open daily and close from the hours of 11 pm to 5 am.
For a better search on everything park-related visit our NEW Park Finder to find parks, community centers, pools, golf courses and more near you.

Map Tours
View all of the major parks, specialty parks, community centers, golf courses, pools, and spraygrounds.

Marinas & Boating
We manage 3 marinas around Omaha, unfortunately all of them are currently closed. Boating is still available at a number of different lakes around town!

Park Attractions
Parks bring neighbors together and help create a sense of community with places to play, stroll, or just relax and experience nature. Highlighted on this page are just a small sampling of favorite park attractions or parks and facilities that have recently undergone major improvements or have face-lifts in their near future.

Park Partners
Check out our park partner, The Omaha Parks Foundation.

Paths of Discovery! Trail Map
Find all your favorite metro area trails and more in one comprehensive map! You can find hard copies of this map at any of our Community Centers, Park Maintenance Office, or downtown Parks & Recreation office.

Rules & Regulations
Take a look at the City of Omaha Park rules and regulations here. 

Specialty Parks
In addition to our parks, lakes and playgrounds, Omaha features many specialty parks - most just a short drive from home. Better yet, consider spending a fun day with the whole family and bike to one of these locations!

Temporary Park & Facility Closures

There are over 120 miles of paved trail throughout the City of Omaha with a number of those trails connecting to trails outside of the City. A map of the metro area trails titled "Paths of Discovery" is available on-line and in a hard copy form at community centers, libraries, bike shops and other establishments around the City.

News and Events

  • Limited Access to the Park Maintenance Facility

    2020-03-16 21:19:00

    (March 16, 2020) The health and safety of our community continues to be our primary concern. With this in mind, we are limiting access to our Park Maintenance facility. If you feel it is necessary that you access t ...

  • City Community Centers Closed Until Further Notice

    2020-03-16 21:07:41

    (March 15, 2020) Omaha public libraries and community centers will close Monday, March 16 until further notice. Mayor Jean Stothert made the decision following the first confirmed “community spread” case of COVID-1 ...

  • 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 ...