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Adams Park
Type Municipal (Omaha)
Location North Omaha
Area 61 acres (250,000 m2)
Created 1948
Open All year

Adams Park is located at 3121 Bedford Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska. The community surrounding the park recently became the focus of urban planning by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce to promote redevelopment in the area.


The Omaha Park Commission bought 60 acres (240,000 m2) of land along the John A. Creighton Boulevard at 30th & Bedford in 1948. First called Bedford Park, it was renamed in 1954 as Adams Park in honor of local businessman and parks enthusiast Frederick J. Adams. In 1989 many of the park's facilities were added, and in 2000 the city constructed a pond, named in honor of actress and Omaha native Gabrielle Union.


The park has 60 acres (240,000 m2), with a playground, a picnic area, an overlook, paths, restrooms, and open space. There are ball fields, a football field, tennis courts and an outdoor tournament-quality basketball complex with glass backboards, scoreboards and fan seating. The park is also the location of the Adams Park Community Center. Walking has also become popular at the park since the lagoon was established, and a number of trails and sidewalks weaving throughout the park.

A disc golf tournament was held at the park in 2006 to support developing a new course there. Tournaments have been held there since.

The park is the focus of new urban planning efforts that are designed to make the area a "new central gathering place with new and renovated houses concentrated near 30th Street and Bedford Avenue and 30th and Lake Streets."

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