Omaha is an outdoor enthusiast's playground. Tree-lined walking and biking trails wind through the city, five area lakes and two rivers provide a variety of boating and fishing opportunities, and the city's vast array of parks and gardens each offer their own unique fresh-air experience. Click here to utilize the city's Park Finder to find a park that offers the activities you're looking for.
Since Omaha is located along the wooded Missouri River valley and along a main migratory path, it only makes sense that the area is a birding hotspot. Spring and fall are peak seasons, but because the area offers diverse bird habitat - lakes, prairies, woodlands and riverbanks - you will find a wide variety of bird species most any time of year.
An inspirational retreat designed to encourage people to understand and fight cancer. In the park are life-size sculptures leading to a tower of light. Accessible.
DiVentures is Omaha's home for scuba training, swim lessons, water aerobics, pool parties and more. With a top-notch pool, retail space, equipment repair department and large variety of … more
This 1-1/2 mile pathway runs from 38th and Leavenworth on the north to 36th and Gold Streets on the south.
Enjoy picnicking, no-wake boating, hiking and bicycling on asphalt trails, nature study opportunities and fishing. Horseback riding permitted on designated trails.
A 2.1 acre off-leash dog area. The rolling landscape of the dog park is divided into three separate dog run areas. There is a .5 acre small dog area and two large dog areas, each on … more
Omaha's first official dog park is an enclosed outdoor area designed for safe, off-leash play between dogs. The dog park features five acres as an "All Dog Area" and a separate two-acre area … more
Public walking path. Accessible.
Open all year 5am-11pm. This 27-mile concrete surface pathway runs between 88th & Fort Streets on the northwest side of Omaha south along the Little Papillion Creek to Cornhusker Highway, … more
No-wake boating, fishing, playground, picnic area and open space.
Located on the Missouri River, the park is home to Lewis & Clark interpretive exhibits, riverfront walking trails and a picnic shelter overlooking the park lake. The park is available for … more
Public access to the Missouri River via 2 double-wide boat ramps; fishing, hiking, bike & horse trails; tennis; pavilion and picnic shelters for reservation; softball and soccer complex.
The first skate park in a City of Omaha public park. Skateboarders and in-line skaters are welcome. The concrete skate park is 14,000 square feet in size; design includes various skill … more
Standing Bear Lake is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear. The day-use only facility offers a playground, fishing, no-wake boating, 3.3 miles of hiking and bicycling trails, a … more
Take a leisurely float down the scenic Elkhorn River. You will enjoy spending quality time with your friends and family as you float down the river in our 8 foot diameter stock tanks. … more