Skip to content

Top park recommendations from locals

“The "#1" zoo in America - constantly battling for that top spot with San Diego. We are always switching things up with new attractions. Bring your walking shoes.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Omaha’s botanical gardens have beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to explore nature at its finest. Annual programming for families (and even puppies) is available!”
  • 42 locals recommend
“Urban oasis highlighting a man-made lake with boat rides, plus fountains with an evening light show.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Memorial Park is a memorial for those who have served in the armed forces. It's a beautiful place for a picnic and looks over the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. The rose garden is my personal favorite spot.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“An enjoyable walk in the city. At Christmas time the lights are fantastic.”
  • 18 locals recommend
“There is always something going on here! Free concerts, farmer’s markets, beer fest you name it! Plenty of children’s activities too! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“On of the best oasis' in Omaha. You'll find many bikers and runners around the lake. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
“A Botanical garden great for an afternoon walk and is within walking distance from the Zoo”
  • 5 locals recommend
“outdoor ampitheatre, keep an eye out for art shows, live concerts, kids movies at night and more!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Great hiking trails. Quiet and sparsely used. You may have the entire park to yourself. $5 entry fee. You'll see the beauty of our area from some unique vantage points. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
“Overlook the river, the hillside, the Interstate and Eppley Airport from this birds-eye view.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Feed the ducks at River's Edge Park, walk around the lake, depending on the time of year, the water fountain is amazing. Great place for picnics (again, weather permitting), running, or for a nice jaunt. Bob the Bridge, a little over a half a mile long, goes right over the MO river and connects Council Bluffs and Omaha. It's an excellent spot for bike riding, it has trails leading up and from it. There's bike share if you don't have a bike. Going over the bridge can actually take you all the way to the park! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Dog Run
“City Park within walking distance. 3 dog parks all next to each other, 1 for only smaller dogs and 2 for all dogs. A trail that goes around and through the park, a small pond, pavilion, tennis courts, bbq's, open spaces, and bathrooms.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“Large, open-air facility featuring vintage locomotives & related history & lush botanical gardens.”
  • 2 locals recommend