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We’re back, we’re open!

Our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Service Center/Office in Omaha at 8495 Frederick Street has reopened for business! Stop by!

Valentine’s Day/2019 marked our reopening.

We were closed for more than six months due to a fire on July 23, 2018 that occurred in the Frederick Plaza where we are located. Our space suffered extensive smoke and soot damage and had to be renovated from installing a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system on the roof to new carpeting and flooring.

Smoke begins to permeate the air at our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Service Center in Omaha on July 23, 2018. as the result of a fire in the Frederick Plaza. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Omaha Fire Department firefighters remove burnt and smoldering objects near our back door at the Game and Parks Commission Service Center at 8495 Frederick Street in Omaha, NE the morning of July 23, 2018. Photo by Katie Stacey/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and are grateful to the fine Game and Parks staff at the Schramm Education Center near Gretna, NE for helping our customers with purchases while the facility was being restored. My staff and I worked elsewhere during this time doing computer/online tasks, answering phones, monitoring the restoration, being in the field, representing the agency at events and performing our normal functions.

You are welcome to visit our service center now to buy outdoors-related permits/stamps and NEBRASKAland magazine subscriptions, plus get your legally harvested bobcats tagged, ask questions of us or pick up informational brochures and literature.

The restored/renovated Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Omaha-Metro Area Service Center. Photo by Jo Momsen/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through (closed on state-observed holidays). And yes, just like before the fire, we are also open over the lunch hour to assist you!

We are glad to be back and look forward to seeing and serving you!

We are open! Come on in and let us assist you with your outdoors-related needs at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Service Center at 8495 Frederick Street in Omaha. Photo by Katie Stacey/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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