Gretna’s Crossing Park Recreation Complex Offers Adrenalin-Rich Activities for Summer 2023

Gretna, Nebraska has its staples of awesome things to do that are well-known to everyone in the state. You may have lived here for years or just be arriving, and the wide variety of choices at the outlet mall along with the scenic Holy Family Shrine are very characteristic spots that define the area. But there are massively exciting things in the works for this Sarpy County town, and in just one short year, every aspiring young professional or happily growing family will have abundant recreation opportunities right in their backyard!

There IS now a Cure for The “Summertime Blues”:

It has recently become official that a 150-acre plot of land will become a huge recreation complex equipped with amenities exciting enough to cut down the frequent I-80 drive time to Omaha! The project that has now broken ground in August 2022 is scheduled for completion in one year and will offer a large-sized recreation area that will boast thrilling points of interest along with relaxing open spaces for Gretna residents.

You’ll no Longer have to Hit the Interstate to Get Wet and Wild:

For so many years kids, teenagers, and adults alike were claiming that this would be the ideal location for a water park, and the wait for the wave-inspired fun of an “endless summer” is nearly over! There will finally be the ultimate spot to bust out the towels and flip-flops and take the plunge down one of three thrilling flume water slides or float around the area’s first lazy pool. This is tremendous news for Gretna, as no one can claim to “experiencing summer boredom” again with everything offered here.

Sun’s Out: Time to Get Your Disc Game on!

man playing frisbee golf in Grenta nebraska

The popularity of frisbee golf has skyrocketed lately, as people from all walks of life have experienced the ultimate enjoyment of tossing and walking their way through 9 or 18 well-designed holes at the courses that are already open Mahoney Park, Ashland, Lincoln, and Omaha. The clink of the chain cluing you into your putt making it in has been rising in popularity as a great means of getting cardio and working on the throwing skills that co-mingle with any athlete’s need for precision!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream With a Midwest Flavor:

Appreciation for the arts was already a thing here in between the state’s two biggest metro areas, and after Gretna Crossing is completed, you’ll be able to have a fantastic and low-budget night out listening to live music or taking in a play at the Outdoor Amphitheater. Multiple picnic shelters will provide the perfect place to enjoy a long-awaited family reunion, impromptu stretch of the legs, or chance to quickly snap a few shots for Instagram of that fresh haircut and outfit.

Curing Cabin Fever With Fresh-Poured Concrete:

Nebraska has already benefited greatly from a network of trails that rival and bypass what neighboring states have to offer, and it’s one of the best reasons to buy a new home in Gretna! If your idea of the ultimate relaxation is getting the New Balance, Vans, or Nikes laced up and chain greased up for some fun, Gretna Crossing Park will offer miles of new trails to free you from the demands of the laptop or unfinished grocery list waiting for you back at home.

The Crowded Day-Planner of a Diehard Soccer Mom:

boys playing soccer in gretna nebraska

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If you are looking for a place to hone your skills and emulate the star players of the Huskers or Papillion’s very own Storm Chasers, you will love cheering on your loved ones or playing a pickup game yourself on the baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields here. As attractions such as these used to be the anchor of recreation areas, they still are, but the completion plans for Gretna Crossing will offer so much more to do! The playground area features both very cool “tornado” and straight-form sliding boards along with a modern jungle gym and climbing area.

Gretna residents have the benefit of being in between two cities that both offer their own unique charm and many things to do. But when it’s time to form the annual leagues or you need a quick break, you’ll now have a beautiful and spacious location to unwind right here in town! Contact us at Nebraska Realty today to learn more about the various homes for sale in Gretna!