Our Neighborhood Boundaries
The Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association is committed to the communities near and surrounding Omaha’s well-established Hanscom Park. Our official neighborhood association boundaries in Omaha are defined by Center Street on the north, I-480 on the east, I-80 on the south and 42nd Street on the west.
HPNA is affiliated with Omaha’s Midtown Neighborhood Alliance (MNA) and the South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance (SONA).
Our neighborhood is one of the best in Omaha.
In the late 1920’s, the 32nd Street area was marketed as a suburb for workers (and their families) who needed to commute to the downtown area. The commute was easy thanks to a streetcar system running north and south on 32nd Avenue. (Some of the original tracks can be seen near Ed Creighton Boulevard.)
Today, homeowners are drawn to the beautiful, historic homes and small-town neighborhood feel. Churches, restaurants and tree-lined streets (some of which are still original, hand-paved brick) keep our neighbors out and about in the community.
Hanscom Park History
One of the oldest parks in Omaha, Hanscom Park was donated to the city in October of 1872 by Andrew J. Hanscom and James Medeath. According to records from the Omaha Public Library, noted landscape architect, H.W.S. Cleveland was hired to create a more natural look for the park, including the lagoon and flower beds.
The park has seen numerous improvements over the years. Today, Hanscom Park is home to a popular children’s swimming and recreation area, some of the city’s best indoor tennis courts, outdoor soccer, basketball and tennis courts, a city-run greenhouse, playground equipment and more than 50 acres of beautiful lawn and flower gardens.
Our outstanding park also features a large pavilion available for daily rental. For information about renting the Hanscom Park Pavilion, contact the City of Omaha at 402-444-5920 or visit http://www.cityofomaha.org/parks/rentals/pavilions/pavilion86.