Tim Ohrt Park | 152nd & Bennington Road, Bennington, NE
Tim Ohrt Park is located off of Bennington Road and has recently undergone a revitalization. In 2021, the town raised funds in order to improve and replace the children's play structures and more.
Johns-Bohn Park | 162nd & Bennington Road, Bennington, NE
Sports enthusiasts can find all they need at Johns-Bohn Park! Featuring volleyball courts, tennis courts, a basketball court and a soccer complex, this well-loved community park is the place to play!
During the summer months, residents of Bennington, NE have ample opportunity to find a place to enjoy the water. With multiple lakes dotted throughout the rural areas of Bennington, residents can enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating and spending time on the water.
Just a short drive from town is Bennington Lake which is a 280-acre lake in a peaceful, rural setting. There is public access to Bennington Lake about 1/2 a mile west of 156th Street, at the intersection of Highway 36 and Newport Landing. Here, water enthusiasts can enjoy a day of fishing, boating, waterskiing and more.
Prairie View Lake and Recreation Area is another popular option and is found south of Highway 36, along 180th Street. The 42-acre lake offers opportunities for fishing, while the park features hiking and biking trails as well as scenic picnic areas.
Flanagan Lake, the area's newest addition, is Omaha's latest flood control reservoir in the Papillion Creek Watershed. Opened to the public in July of 2018, Flanagan Lake offers a 220-acre reservoir that allows for fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. Transforming a utilitarian site into a community amenity to be enjoyed by all, Flanagan Lake also features a 5.2-mile walking path.
A few miles east of Flanagan Lake, Standing Bear Reservoir provides a nearby recreational adventure for residents of Bennington. A day-use only facility, Standing Bear features a sparkling lake to enjoy non-wake water activities including paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The park features a large children's playground as well as a 3.3 mile walking or biking path.
Glenn Cunningham Lake is a short drive south of Bennington, NE. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps Engineers for flood control and recreational purposes, Cunningham Lake boasts 390-acres of water area and 1,050 acres of surrounding parkland. Recreational activities popular at this site include non-wake boating, camping, fishing and horseback riding.
Throughout the rural areas surrounding Bennington, there are many small lakes that offer additional respite from the heat or fun to be had on the water. Many of them also feature swimming areas which are safely roped off. Avid fishers enjoy the wide variety of fish to be caught in all these areas some of which include bass, bluegill, crappie, flathead and other panfish.