When you think of Gretna, Nebraska, you might picture the spectacular Holy Family Shrine or amazing shopping. But this small town in Sarpy County has a lot more to offer—and there’s going to be even more to love in 2023. A huge recreation complex is planned for the city, and it will be amazing.
The growing community has some very big plans for the future. A 150 hectare property will be transformed into a huge recreation complex for current and future residents to enjoy.
(Please note that all images used in this article are conceptual representations of what the complex will look like once completed.)
The project is currently running from August 2022 and should be completed in summer 2023. When complete, Gretna will have a huge gathering area that will provide fun and relaxation for people of all ages.
Play areas for children, families and dogs allow everyone to enjoy the fresh air while burning off extra energy. The indoor rec center will contain some of the activities, but it appears most of the action will be outdoors.
Many picnic areas offer visitors a place to gather and celebrate under the sun while being sheltered from the elements.
An 18-hole Frisbee golf course offers a unique opportunity to exercise, but there will also be plenty of quiet places to just sit and watch the scenery.
Several kilometers of hiking trails criss-cross the park area and connect it to the surrounding neighborhoods.
If your idea of relaxation is to walk, run, or pedal along a nice, smooth trail, Gretna Crossing Park might just become your new favorite destination. The outdoor amphitheater also offers a nice place to see a live music show or play.
Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the recreation complex will also include state-of-the-art baseball, soccer, softball and soccer fields.
Batting cages are another part of the plan, so you’ll know where to go if you need some practice before your next game. The fishing pond is the ideal retreat if you just want to relax a little.
But one of the features we’re most looking forward to is the state-of-the-art aquatic and recreation center. The water sports center includes an indoor pool that students from the local high school will use for their daily exercise.
There is also enough time for families to swim in the indoor pool. When summer arrives, this amazing outdoor water park with lazy river and children’s area will be at the top of the must-visit list!
Watch the short video below to learn all about the overall plan for Gretna Crossing Park, including all of the fun features that will make it one of eastern Nebraska’s premier year-round recreation areas.
Most of the project is funded by a voter-approved tax increase, but the park also accepts donations. Read more about the city’s ambitious plans for this unique recreation complex on the Gretna Crossing Park website.
If you want a reminder of how beautiful one of Gretna’s other attractions is, we’ve got just the thing for you – read more about the beautiful shrine of the Holy Family.
Address: Gretna, NE 68028, USA