Area Improvements Approved for Platte River Landing

Area Improvements Approved for Platte River Landing


Area Improvements Approved

The Board of Directors of the Papio-Missouri River NRD has approved a construction contract for improvements to Platte River Landing, a river access park near Highway 64 in western Douglas County. Improvements to the 10 acre public park will include land grading for future sports fields and the installation of playground equipment. "Platte River Landing is one of a very few public access sites on the river in eastern Nebraska and is extremely popular," said John Winkler, NRD General Manager. "The Platte River is a tremendous resource and this site offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the rivers beauty," said Winkler.

Over the past three years the site has seen numerous upgrades including additional parking, picnic areas, and river bank stabilization. Lawnsmith and Co. Inc. was the low bidder. 
Work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by June, 2015. The park will remain open during construction.

Platte River Landing is heavily used by canoers, tubers, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts. The NRD also manages three river access sites on the nearby Elkhorn River. The Elkhorn River sites include Elkhorn Crossing near 252nd St and Bennington Rd., Graske Crossing on West Dodge Rd. and a site at West Maple Rd.

All Papio-Missouri River NRD recreation areas are free to the public. No park entry stickers are required.

Emmett J Egr, APR
Information/Education Coordinator
Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District
8901 S 154th St, Omaha, NE 68138
eegr [at]