Standing Bear Lake Trail

Omaha, NE

Services provided on this project:

Landscape Architecture Overview:

RDG provided several alternative routes for the trail and assisted in evaluation of the alternatives with respect to ease of use and understanding of the trail, impacts on wetland areas, balancing the cut and fill within the flood storage areas, loss of and mitigation of open water, and overall cost to construct.

The trail was aligned to provide the most dramatic views, and to provide access to the primary use areas of the park. Coordination with the adjoining neighborhoods was also important.

As the lead designer, RDG set the direction early in the process for determining alternatives and gaining approval and support from a number of governmental agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory and Management Branches, the State of Nebraska Department of Roads and State Game and Parks Commission, the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District, Douglas County, City of Omaha Parks Department and Public Works Department.

  • CLIENT: City of Omaha
  • COMPLETE: July 2007
  • SIZE:
    3.5 miles
  • View Related Project Types:
    Parks & Recreation