A longtime and iconic feature of downtown Omaha, Gene Leahy Mall is the most urban of The RiverFront’s three parks, spanning from 13th to 8th streets between Douglas and Farnam streets, with towering buildings on either side. Since its inception as the Central Park Mall in the 1970s, this area has remained rich with Omaha history including the Solo Building archway and beloved slides, both located near 11th and Farnam streets. In the 1990s, Central Park Mall was renamed Gene Leahy Mall after former Omaha Mayor Eugene A. Leahy.
The transformation of Gene Leahy Mall began in 2019, redesigning the entire area and raising the park up to street level, which added over 40,000 square feet of lawn space in the heart of Omaha’s urban core. Along with the preservation of park artifacts, The RiverFront renovations also added a number of new features including a performance pavilion for live music, a sculpture garden filled with interesting works of art, a state-of-the-art playground and a modern dog park.
Centrally located between the historic Old Market and north downtown Omaha, The RiverFront is a short walk from several hotels, conveniently located along the city’s mass transit system and equipped with ride share drop off locations. Metered stalls and parking garages are also in immediate proximity.
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Parking and Bike Share Locations
Information for parking options and bike share rentals can be found on the Park Omaha website.
Metro Bus Routes
ORBT and Metro Transit bus routes can be found on the Metro website.