Telling the Story of Gene Leahy Mall

How does a park grow and change to meet a new generation of users? In the case of Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha, a dedicated partnership between the city and its citizens, led by a team of expert park designers, tackled the challenge together. The existing park, originally conceived in the 1970’s, was completely replanned and reconnected to the downtown street grid. What makes it succeed is a strong activation plan that brings people to the park every day and in every season. Take a tour of the new Gene Leahy Mall and hear from a member of the Downtown Riverfront Trust, Mayor Jean Stothert, and the park designers, to learn how this new heart of the city is changing the face of Omaha.