For the past 115 years, the Field Club of Omaha has served
the membership and its families. As a Club, we want to ensure we carry on this
rich tradition well into the future by capitalizing on this moment to review
all that has made this Club unique while also adapting to changing trends in
the market and private club industry. In doing so, we look forward to continuing
to possess an inviting and viable Club for generations to come.
We’re taking great care to research, talk with experts and
ask for feedback from our Members. The
process is fluid and the summary below reflects the work of both golf and social
members, and FCO staff. In all cases, the current design concepts that have
been created during this process and will be shared with the membership are
preliminary in nature and are intended to evolve throughout the process.
More than 423 members responded to our
The committees received critical feedback regarding golf, aquatics
(pool), clubhouse, and desired amenities and programming. We are using the
results to guide recommendations that will be submitted to the Board of Directors.
Members can review the independently compiled survey report by clicking HERE.
and Fitness Subcommittees
Each committee’s goal is to finalize
design and cost estimates for review by the Board.
Due to the overall scope of the master plan, we created sub-committees
including golf and social members. The committees considered input from the
survey, professional consultants, contractors and industry trends to guide
their preliminary designs and estimates.
Creation of Master
Plan Committee (MPC)
In January, we created a new MPC to drive the master planning process forward.
The MPC includes golf and social members, and will focus on
the following objectives:
1. Review each area of the master-plan and
prioritize a phased approach for improvements.
The committee recognizes that the proposed improvements to the Club will need
to be completed in phases due to financial and logistical constraints. We also
believe it is very important to operate as a family-friendly and affordable club.
2. Consider the implications for the Club with
Woolworth Avenue open and closed.
Regardless of what happens with Woolworth, we realize that we must invest in
Club improvements for long-term viability.
3. Once phasing and prioritization is
complete, propose a financing strategy that will include a blend of bank and
Our banking partners have indicated that that member support via partial
assessment for each phase is essential to financing approval.
4. Present recommendations to the Board of
Directors for endorsement and presentation to the membership for vote and
The MPC held its first meeting in January and anticipates that it will present recommendations
to the Board of Directors in the near term. If endorsed, a potential meeting
with the membership to present a first phase for review and vote could occur
late summer, 2019.
The MPC has agreed that closing
Woolworth would have a very positive impact on the Club’s prospects in all
We are in the
process of building support for the road closure among the membership, neighborhood
associations, political representatives, public officials, and other
constituents. Over the past few months, the Club has hosted meetings with
neighborhood stakeholder groups to gain feedback on a potential road closure
and to gauge preliminary support and understand objections.
Center Street Trail
To address neighbor concerns over pedestrian access with
Woolworth closed, we created a plan for a new trail along Center Street, connecting
the Field Club Trail and 36th Street.
This may be
considered a trade-off to encourage neighborhood support for closing Woolworth.
If Woolworth is not closed, this new trail would not be built. You may review
the plan by clicking HERE.
we progress through this process we will continue to update this page with the
latest information available. The goal of our master plan is to develop a
long-range template for the Club to assist current and future boards for
prioritization and budgeting of needed amenities/improvements. In the end, our
vision is to create a better Club experience and remain competitive in the
an amazing time to be a member at FCO as the future is incredibly bright. We
are centered in a thriving Mid-town with over 750 families that call our Club
their own. Whether you are a member now or are considering membership in the
future, we welcome all of you on this amazing journey as we work toward an even
better future for Field Club of Omaha.