Omaha, NE
46
How we calculate the Omaha ParkScore® Rating

The ranking for Omaha is based on five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.

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Access
73
Acreage
63
Investment
28
Amenities
54
Equity
54
82% of Omaha residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. National Average 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

How are the parks distributed?
Omaha residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
83
Adults (20 - 64)
82
Seniors (65+)
80
By Income (%)
High Income
81
Middle Income
82
Low Income
81
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
84
Asian*
81
Black*
80
Hispanic
87
Pacific Islander*
85
White*
81
2 or More Races*
81
Other*
85
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
Park Space per Person by Race/Ethnicity Reactive to City Median
Residents in neighborhoods where most people identify as a person of color have access to 22% less park space per person than those in predominantly white neighborhoods. Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Omaha against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
74
5.3 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
63
4 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
43
0.7 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
25
0.8 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
34
1.2 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
83
2.2 per 100,000 people
How much is Omaha investing in parks?
We compared Omaha against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $68 (99%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $0 (%)
$69
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $83 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $7 (7%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $3 (3%)
  • TOTAL: $98