Guide to Living in Ralston, Nebraska

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

I have helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact me if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

Although southeast Omaha surrounds most of Ralston, it is considered a separate city in Douglas County.
Ralston, Nebraska


Ralston began growing in size around the 1950s and 60s, which is likely why nearly half of Ralston is 45 or older. Still, the town continues to grow and with new growth comes new families. Ralston schools have been growing by the hundreds in recent years.

What is considered Ralston?

Ralston is set between Harrison and L Streets, and 72nd to 90th Streets. The south end of the city is adjacent to La Vista.

Navigating Ralston:

Most neighborhoods, restaurants, shopping areas and business complexes branch off of 72nd or 84th streets.


Ralston is considered a quiet and safe area to live or work. Visitors and residents shouldn’t feel uncomfortable navigating the town alone day or night. It is not uncommon for children to walk home from school.

Hospitals: nearby

CHI Health Bergan Mercy

CHI Health Clinic Women’s Health

Midwest Minor Medical

CHI Health Clinic Urgent Care La Vista

Urgent Care of Papillion


Visit our page dedicated to Ralston Public Schools.

Parks & Recreation:

Adams Park, Fairview Park, Koch Park, Oak Park, Ponderosa Park, Ralston Park, Wildewood Park, Woodbine Park, Seymour Smith Park


Ralston Arena

Owned by the City of Ralston, the Ralston Arena is a state of the art facility located near 72nd and Q Streets. The venue opened in October 2012 and hosts a variety of mainstream entertainment from classic rock bands to new-age rap, country and more. The Omaha Lancers (USHL), Omaha Beef (CPIFL), Omaha Rollergirls, and Omaha Heart (LFL) play at the Ralston Area home. Several community events, fairs and tradeshows are also held here.

Fun Plex

Fun Plex opened in the 70s with go-karts, mini-golf and pinball but quickly grew into a larger park filled with bumper cars and other rides. Fun-Plex is now the largest ride and water park in Nebraska and continues to be a popular spot for parties and special events. Newer attractions include: The Lazzzy River, Chaos, Rock-O-Ride, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Big Ohhhhhh!!! Roller Coaster, Makana Splash.

Horsemen’s Park

Horsemen’s Park opened in 1998 after the closing of the Aksarben Race Track in ‘96. Horseman’s Park has been recognized as one of the finest simulcast facilities in the country.

City Services:

The Mayor of Ralston is Donald A. Groesser. Mayor Groesser is a founding member of the Ralston Community Foundation Fund and the Ralston Sports Committee.  He serves on the Nebraska Economic Development Commission and the National Information Technologies and Communication Committee.

Newspaper – Ralston Recorder; managed by the Omaha World Herald

City Hall
- 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, NE 68127; 402-331-6677

Public Works – 8220 Serum Ave., Ralston, NE 68127; 402-331-4118

Police Department – 7400 Main Street, Ralston, NE 68127;

Ralston Volunteer Fire Department – 7629 Park Drive, Ralston, NE

About Your Guide
Ryan Renner - Omaha Relocation Guide

My name is Ryan Renner and I’m a real estate agent in Omaha. I’ve helped many families relocate to Omaha. While helping people relocate, I would get similar questions over and over again. This site addresses many of those questions and more.

Reach out to me if you are moving to Omaha and need help.