Apr 21, 2022 Communities

The 9 Best Dog Parks in the Omaha Area, Mapped

In Omaha, dogs aren’t pets — they are members of the family. So naturally, our four-legged friends deserve to be spoiled with treats, walks around the neighborhood, snuggles and scratches, and plenty of play time at the park.

If you’re looking for a new park for you and your pup to try, we’ve got plenty to choose from! We did a little digging to uncover the best dog parks in the Omaha area, from public parks with fenced-in areas to privately owned, members-only dog parks (including one with drinks and food available!). At each of these parks, you’ll find a variety of amenities for both canines and humans, from agility courses and water features to shade structures and benches.

Have fun exploring these paw-fect dog parks in Omaha!


Canine Courtyard Bark Park

Canine Courtyard Bark Park Omaha, NE
Photo Courtesy of Canine Courtyard Bark Park

A relatively new addition to the Omaha dog park scene, Canine Courtyard Bark Park is an off-leash dog park in Aksarben Village. It has two separate areas, one for small dogs and another for larger dogs, each surrounded by 4-foot chain-link fences. Since the park opened, they have added a number of exciting features, including wood chips (as opposed to mud), benches and picnic tables, play structures, a water hose, and more. This park is open from dawn to dusk every day!


Chalco Hills Recreation Area

Just 12 miles west of Omaha is the Chalco Hills Recreation Area, a beautiful scenic area with a reservoir surrounded by roaming wildlife. Near the main entrance of this park is a fenced, off-leash area where you can let your dog run free. This area even has a trail for you and your pup to explore, along with shady trees, benches and picnic tables.


Dewey Dog Park

Situated in Midtown, Dewey Dog Park is a centrally located park with a number of amenities to keep your dog entertained. The 10,000-square-foot dog area has dog agility obstacles, a splash pad area, running water, and self-cleaning synthetic turf, which keeps their paws clean. Plus, the park has separate areas for small and large dogs! And for the humans, Dewey Dog Park has chairs, benches and canopies providing shade on those hot summer days.


Hanscom Dog Park

Hanscom Dog Park in Northeast Omaha is one of the most popular off-leash parks in the city. The area encompasses 2.1 acres of parkland divided into three separate dog run areas with varied terrain. Plus, in between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the park features a water fountain area so your pup can stay hydrated while he plays!


Hefflinger Dog Park

Hefflinger Dog Park was Omaha’s first official dog park and features more than 7 acres of off-leash space for your dog to roam. Five of those acres are designated as the “All Dog Area,” where dogs of any size can stretch their legs, while the other 2 acres are set aside for small dogs. This park tends to be muddy throughout the year, so we recommend bringing a towel to wipe off paws after play time.


Jewell Dog Park

Dog Parks in Omaha, Nebraska

This smaller grassy area is a lesser known dog park in Omaha, featuring a fenced in, off-leash area with separate areas for large and small dogs. Because this area doesn’t see as much traffic as the other parks, you may not come across another friend for your dog to hang out with. But don’t fret! There are several great trails where you and your best friend can get some exercise in behind the park. 


Miller Dog Park

In November 2020, Miller Dog Park opened a brand new dog park addition with exciting features for both canines and their owners. The 8,750-square-foot area has two play areas, shade structures, seating, agility obstacles, and bottle-fill stations. This beautiful park is situated in the Minne Lusa area of North Omaha.


Omaha Dog Bar

Omaha Dog Bar Omaha, NE
Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Dovi Photography via Omaha Dog Bar

Located in Omaha’s historic Little Bohemia neighborhood, Omaha Dog Bar is a dog-focused bar and eatery for those 21 and over. It has a 10,000-square-foot outdoor bark park with artificial turf, plenty of seating, and fire pits. And on colder (or super hot!) days, retreat to the climate-controlled indoor area with plenty of space to sit with a drink — and for your dog to roam off-leash! The bar has a selection of domestic and local craft beers, wine, hot drinks, cocktails and mocktails — plus, a variety of food items from local eateries, including Tasty Pizza, Veg.Edible, Culprit Coffee, and Bad Seed Coffee. Keep in mind that Omaha Dog Bar has a number of rules to keep everyone safe and registration you must complete before your visit.


Walnut Creek Recreation Area

If your dog loves to splash and swim, a trip to Walnut Creek Recreation Area is a must! This scenic recreation area in Papillion has an off-leash area surrounded by fences on three sides and shoreline on the fourth side. With all the water and mud, it can get pretty messy here — so make sure you bring a towel to wipe your dog down after swim time! There are also several beautiful walking trails nearby (requiring leashes) for further exploration.


Have a Paw-some Time!

What is your favorite dog park in the Omaha area? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

Apr 21, 2022 Communities
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