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Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha

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  • August 12, 2017
    We needed to kill a little time waiting for our restaurant to open. This was the perfect solution!! Loved the huge stepping stones sidewalk that took us across the water. We saw a small bat clinging t...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I love taking my dogs for a walk here. It's an easy stroll around the tiny river, and offers a lot of eccentric art pieces along the way. The giant slide is fun for kids (and adults), and you get a fu...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We went on a Sunday evening and there were several families enjoying this park. My kids had a great time on the big slides, there was some litter on the ground but it is cardboard and wax paper others...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    This park is gorgeous with gigantic slides. It is good for a romantic walk or a nice picnic with family.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very peaceful park. Great photo opportunity.
  • March 4, 2017
    This is a nice area. There is art around the park. There are many seating areas. It gives a nice view of the downtown area. There are slides for adults and kids to use.
  • August 6, 2016
    I've enjoyed the gene Leahy Mall since its Inception and building. It's a nice little oasis in the heart of downtown Omaha which gives people the chance to experience a little quietness and natural beauty. Some people find that it is scary or off-putting that the green space and Waterway is below the street level. They may feel uncomfortable that they cannot be seen easily by passing cars in case something goes wrong. This is a few more of perception than reality as there are very little if any crime that ever happens there over the last 30 years that I'm aware of. Walking through the mall you can see ducks and geese. He seemed to be fixtures year around. There is a bridge that crosses the Waterway. To the West is the main branch of the downtown public library. To the east it connects with the heartland of America Park. This makes it appear as one very large Park. On both sides are city streets and there's even several businesses and an apartment complex towards the Eastern end. For the children there is a large stainless steel slide. It's always filled with children families were just having a little bit of fun. There are modern sculptures that inhabit the Green Space. These can change from time to time recently, the city help celebrate the United States Olympic Swim trials which were being held in Omaha and they decorated the park with swimming themed sculptures in the water and around the area. My only complaint with the park itself is that the the city does not do a very good job of replacing lights quickly. When they're broken they tend to stay broken for a long time. My other issue is that they do not have someone who routinely cleans up litter that flies into the water. I know this could be a full-time job, and it probably should be, but they don't get the trash out as quickly as one would imagine a major attraction like this should do. Hopefully the city will invest a little bit more time and money in this treasure as they recently did an overhaul of the lake area and dredged the water.
  • February 15, 2017
    Been coming here for the slides since I was little. Many great memories for me! Fun place to take a walk and enjoy the views.

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