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Places in Omaha - Parks, Golf, Playgrounds, Trails

If you like green space, you’ve come to the right place! Omaha has parks, trails, forests, rivers, streams, and most everything in between. Some cities do, too, but Omaha’s are BIGGER. Really, they are. Take the Fontenelle Nature Association, for example. They operate 2,000 acres of preserved forest, prairie, and wetland, along with 26 miles of trails, all less than half an hour from downtown Omaha. There are 80 additional miles of trails in the Omaha metro-area alone, spanning the entire city and into Council Bluffs. The City of Omaha Parks and Rec. Dept. also maintains specialty parks, like Roberts Skate Park, two indoor ice rinks, numerous lakes, even downtown’s super pretty Gene Leahy Mall. In Omaha, you’re never very far from a park, so choose the one that’s right for you.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha at Mammel Hall
Werner Park Werner Park
Werner Park is a minor league ballpark near Papillion, Nebraska, a suburb southwest of Omaha.
River's Edge Park River's Edge Park
River's Edge Park protects and sustains the Missouri River's woodland and wetlands by preserving over 80 acres of the park in its natural condition.
AllPlay Sports Complex - Seymour Smith Park AllPlay Sports Complex - Seymour Smith Park
ALLPLAY Complex is the finest barrier free sports and recreation complex in the nation. The $1.5 million dollar complex is located in Seymour Smith Park located at 6802 Harrison Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The entire complex utilizes barrier free...
Collins Stadium Collins Stadium
Collins stadium is located between 20th and 23rd Streets and L and M Streets.  It includes an artificial turf playing field, synthetic surface track, scoreboard, home/visitor grandstands, home/visitor concession buildings (housing restrooms, team...
Sarpy County Fairgrounds Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Home of the Sarpy County Fair held annually in late July/early August and featuring tractor and pickup pulls, Mid-States Rodeo, demolition derby, entertainment and more.
Chalco Hills Recreation Area Chalco Hills Recreation Area
Chalco Hills Recreation Area is a 1,186 acres reserve about 12 miles west of Omaha. Chalco Hills features Wehrspann Lake, a man-made reservoir.
Pioneer Courage Park Pioneer Courage Park
Pioneer Courage Park, in combination with Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness, consists of over 100 individual bronze pieces and covers 6 city blocks in downtown Omaha. This Omaha attraction is the combination of two sculpture parks which have...
Washington Park Washington Park
The Rabbit Hole
Benson Park Benson Park
Deerfield Place Deerfield Place
A commercial real estate property in the Millard neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska anchored by True Value Hardware
Hanscom Park Hanscom Park
Hanscom Park, located at 1899 South 32nd Avenue, was developed by the City of Omaha in 1889 as one of the first by the newly formed Park Commission. After paying a landscape architect $913.30 for plans to improve the rough tract of land, the Commission...
The Brandeis The Brandeis
J.L. Brandeis & Sons, commonly referred to by Midwesterners as Brandeis, was a chain of department stores located in the Omaha, Nebraska area started by Jonas L. Brandeis in 1881. The Brandeis Building in Downtown Omaha was the flagship store.
Hefflinger Dog Park Hefflinger Dog Park
Hefflinger Dog Park is a 7.5 acre completely fenced dog haven designed for safe, off-leash play between canines of all sizes. This park the is broken into two sections consisting of approximately 5 acres for all dogs to play together, and an additional 2...
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
Adams features miles of trails that wind through prairie, forest and along the riverbank. With over 100 species of birds, a variety of native plants and a number of different animals, visitors are immersed in nature. Spanning 1,500...
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Gifford Park Community Garden Gifford Park
Gifford Park is a 5.6 acre park and the centerpiece of the Gifford Park neighborhood. The park is named for Dr. Harold Gifford, Sr. who donated land for the green space back in 1912. The park was added to the Omaha park system in 1916 and currently...
USS Marlin SST-2 and some of the many exhibits in Freedom Park Freedom Park
Freedom Park, located at 2497 Freedom Park Road along the Missouri River, is an outdoor park and United States Naval Museum. It is home to the USS Marlin SST-2, the only target and training USN submarine left in the world, the USS Hazard AM-240, the...
Downtown Benson Downtown Benson
The Downtown Benson Strip is the heart of the Benson neighborhood. It is home to diverse set of businesses, including many popular nightlife spots, and is conveniently located walking distance of nearby Gallagher Park and Benson Magnet High School.
Annual Running Wieners Event Platt Duetsche Softball Fields
A softball field in Grand Island Nebraska and site of the Annual Running of the Wieners.
Gallagher Park Pool in Benson Gallagher Park
Gallagher Park is an 18.8 acre city park located next to Benson High, just east of the strip of businesses that make up downtown Benson. Gallagher Park is also home to Gallagher Pool, a community pool which remains open from early June to mid August.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, also known as the Footbridge, is a walking bridge connecting Council Bluffs, IA to Omaha's Riverfront, just north of Downtown. The bridge opened on September 28, 2008, and is named after the Nebraska Senator who...
Turner Park Turner Park
Turner Park forms the newly revitalized center of the Midtown Crossing complex. The circular green space sits directly east of Midtown Crossing’s main apartment buildings, flanked by trees, walking paths, and numerous benches to stop and reflect...
Stinson Park Stinson Park
Aerial Photo of Stinson Park at Aksarben
Rams Field
Statue at Lewis & Clark Landing Lewis & Clark Landing
The Lewis & Clark Landing is a park along the Missouri River named after the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is located just north of Omaha’s downtown, and features open space, benches, and historic exhibits. Its convenient access and...
Yoga in Elmwood Park Elmwood Park
Elmwood Park is a large park—Omaha’s second largest behind Levi Carter Park—in Midtown Omaha. Its 216.4 acres sit directly south of the campus of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Founded in 1889, the park has a long history in Omaha,...
Lake Manawa State Park Lake Manawa State Park
Sometimes a great tree is enough to put you in a good mood, and Lake Manawa State Park has some really great trees. There’s quite a bit more there, but you could always consider going for Arbor Day.
Carter Lake at Levi-Carter Park Levi Carter Park
Carter Lake is probably the only town in the Nebraska-Iowa area whose ownership was decided by a Supreme Court case. In 1892, Iowa got the town, but residents from Omaha, Council Bluffs, and beyond enjoy the lake, located in Levi Carter Park, to this...