Special Notice:

The City of Wood River and Wood River Vision are thrilled to announce that our grant application for Downtown Revitalization funding was approved. The $445,000 grant will be utilized to help fund storefront renovations, lighting, sidewalk and accessibility improvements. More information will be made available to all business owners after the first of the year once the award contracting process is complete.

Welcome to Wood River

We are a centrally located community that will fit your

small town needs with a larger town convenience.

An ideal place to raise a family and to get involved.



Our Mayor Welcomes You!

Mayor Greg Cramer would like to welcome you to Wood River, Nebraska, a small community with many great qualities. Our grocery store, bank, restaurants, and many other businesses in Wood River will provide you with all the services you will need to have a great quality of life in Central Nebraska. Most of our business have been family owned for several generations, which says a lot about our community. Wood River has an exceptional educational system with an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In addition, we have an excellent local library located in downtown. It has a new Aquatic Center for family summer fun.  Our Good Samaritan Center is a great facility for the older generation that need special care and we also offer reduced-income housing units for those on budget incomes. Our town is constantly growing and is a great place to raise a family or to just get away from the big city hassle. Visit our website and see what all Wood River has to offer.


Housing Study – Summary

Housing Study – Full Study

Comprehensive Plan

 Community Housing Study 2015