Millard’s large size allows for an abundance of parks and green spaces. One of the most spectacular, Ed Zorinsky Lake & Recreation Area, curves around a peaceful man-made body of water. Pedestrians, joggers and cyclists can circle the lake’s 7.2 mile trail. Anglers try their luck from several fishing docks, while kids and boaters enjoy the water. Soccer and baseball facilities complete the area. With over 1,000 acres of parkland, it’s not unusual to glimpse deer and other native wildlife in some isolated corner.
Coyote Run Park on Millard’s western side features a playground, picnic spots, bike trails and soccer fields. Further east, Englewood Park features basketball courts, a playground and more bike trails.
The summer event, Millard Days, takes place each year in Andersen Park. Yet at any time of the year, residents may find their local square of grass busy with events such as birthday parties, community gatherings and recreational athletics.
Dogs are welcome in Millard’s parks, though they’re not allowed off-leash in unmarked areas. Bring your canines to Hanscom Park
Dog Park, the nearest dog park located in Central Omaha.
The Q Street Bike Path runs from Millard Avenue to South 168th Street, connecting to the 144th Street Trail further down the road. A second popular path winds from Walnut Grove Park to either the Q Street path or Ed Zorinsky Lake path.