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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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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.
Benson Park Benson Park
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...
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...
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...
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.
Keystone Trail Keystone Trail
The Keystone Trail runs south to north from North 90th and Fort Street past the College of Saint Mary, connecting with the West Papio trail near South 36th Street and ending at Highway 75 in Bellevue. The trail then loops northward towards Haworth Park...
Foot Path at Zorinsky Lake Park in West Omaha Zorinsky Lake Park
Zorinsky Lake Park and Recreation Area is park located in West Omaha near 156th and "F" Street. The park has a large lake perfect for boating and fishing. There are also playgrounds, paved trails for biking/walking/running and picnic areas. In...
Fishing at Standing Bear Lake Park in Omaha Standing Bear Lake
Standing Bear Lake is a park in West Omaha named after the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear. The park is open year round and offers a variety of lake activities including fishing and boating as well as ice skating in the winter. There is a playground,...