We are traveling in May to Omaha with our two little boys. We would like to stay somewhere with a nice park nearby for our little guys to play in the evening. We would like to avoid the downtown area. Last time, we stayed on the Council Bluffs side and the parks did not seem to be in a very nice neighborhood, the kind of place you don't want to be after dark! Specifically, we saw people that seemed to be selling drugs and others that seemed to be smoking "something" in their car. Anyway, is the west side of Omaha better? We are going to the zoo during the daytime.