Improving Omaha’s Parks & Recreation
The Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department (PR&PP) is responsible for major renovations and new construction for facilities in the Parks and Recreation system. PR&PP oversees the operation, development, and administration of the City’s park facilities, recreation facilities, forestry program, and miscellaneous public properties totaling over 4 million square feet.
The 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Capital Program continues the previously established direction of focusing on the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities in neighborhoods where those types of recreational opportunities are presently not available.The Concept Element of the Master Plan reaffirms this emphasis on providing an equitable level of service throughout the city and its jurisdiction so that all Omahans live within a reasonable distance of a variety of recreational facilities. The Concept Plan also calls for a network of trails, boulevards and stream corridors to link existing and proposed parks and includes directives to protect and incorporate natural features in the park system.