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No, you do not need a park entry permit. Lake Cunningham is a City of Omaha park and recreation area that is free and open to the public from 5:00am-11:00pm daily. The only exception to this is rule is the campground area where campers are required to properly register and pay for a campsite prior to utilizing an RV site or primitive location.

Pets are permitted at Lake Cunningham in the public park and recreation area. We ask that you keep your pet on a leash no longer than 6 feet and clean up after any pet waste. Customers of the campground are allowed a 2 pet maximum. Horses are not allowed in the campground or marina area of the park.

No, there is no recreational swimming allowed for both animals or people at Lake Cunningham.

Amateur photography and videography, including nature photography and videography, family, wedding and senior photography and recreational photography are permitted at Lake Cunningham. Commercial photography and videography that involve models, sets and props for the purpose of promoting goods, services or brands requires a special permit. Please email the Cunningham Management Offices at to obtain an application.

ATVs, UTVs, and golf carts can not be used in the campground or on park trails. Lake Cunningham staff use and park security are the only exceptions to this rule. 

Alcohol is not permitted. Glass bottles and containers are prohibited in all City parks.

Fireworks are not permitted in City of Omaha parks unless permitted and approved by City Council for an event.

Yes, a Special Occasion Permit may be requested by individuals or groups who would like to utilize our areas for events including but not limited to weddings, fishing tournaments, 5k runs, fundraisers, Boy Scout events, scientific studies, commercial filming, geocache placements, etc.

Please email the Cunningham Management Offices at to obtain an application.