Connecting People With Nature

Acre Lake
Acre Park
Camp Sites
New Trees

Who we are

The Lake Cunningham redevelopment project began in 2017. Donors and community members recognized that the lake was an asset that was being underutilized and had the potential to be a significant development for the community.

To date, over 40 donors have philanthropically contributed a total of 26M towards the improvements at the lake. The Lake Cunningham Development Trust (LCDT) is a 501c3 organization whose team operates, maintains, activates, and fundraises for the park. In 2021, the LCDT went into a third-party agreement with the landowners – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Omaha, who previously maintained and operated the park.

LCDT’s staff began a strategic planning process and as a part of this process, the Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs for the lake were clearly restated to fit the current plan and goals. Lake Cunningham has a refreshed brand and a marketing plan to create excitement and attract visitors to the C! The C is primarily focused on giving underserved youth an unforgettable nature experience, but also provides the community with a safe, family-friendly, activated park that anyone can enjoy.

Mission Statement

Lake Cunningham Development Trust enhances the quality of life by providing a safe, well-maintained recreation area, programs, and facilities for the community. We believe in creating a positive outdoor experience by providing activities and programs that fulfill the need of the area and create lasting memories for individuals and families.

Things to do

Plan a visit and start exploring all that Lake Cunningham has to offer.

Become A Partner

The Lake Cunningham redevelopment project provides us with a unique opportunity to partner with various groups and organizations throughout Omaha to serve underprivileged youth and nurture their development through fun, engaging and educational outdoor experiences. If you are interested in becoming a partner, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at explorethec@lakecunningham.org for more information.

Development Partners

Lake Cunningham Development Trust has partnered with the following organizations in the revitalization of the park.