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Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha

(3.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • We have taken several of our grandchildren down to the Gene Leahy Mall for the great fun of riding down the BIG SLIDE! Several of our grandchildren have grown up and have continued to go down to the B...  more »
  • This place is especially wonderful during the spring and christmas time frames. During the christmas time, you get to see a wonderful decor of lights on all of the trees and a creek that freezes over ...  more »
  • The slides here were so much fun, but I couldn't believe how many people were here in the middle of a weekday. Our kids are younger and a lot of older kids were running around without any concern for ...  more »
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  • A wonderful slice of water and green in the middle of Downtown Omaha. Only a block or two away from the Old Market or CenturyLink Center and walking paths all over with a connection to Heartland of America Park
  • Great place to go for a walk after dinner. Spend some time with your family.
  • I'd be disappointed in an Omahan if they did not brighten up at mention of the "big slides." One of the big draws here are huge metal slides on a hill that are popular day and night with kids (and adults!). This is a unique modern urban park with waterfalls, a myriad of public art, benches, and sculptures. Kids love feeding the ducks, swans, and fish, hopping across the water, and looking over the bridges. A pleasant evening walk that connects the library, downtown Omaha, the Old Market, and Heartland of America Park (which connects to the convention center and waterfront). This park is much better than I remembered it. Worth checking out.
  • 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.
  • Big and little kids enjoy the park slides and the calm walk along the park waterside.