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.
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