Recreation in Muskogee, OK

Lazy River at River Country Family Water Park in Muskogee, OK
Lazy River at River Country Family Water Park in Muskogee, OK

Numerous recreational activities and attractions like a water park, walking trails, tennis facilities and a swim/fitness center give Muskogee residents plenty of ways to play. Here are some examples:

River Country Family Water Park at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, River Country Family Water Park opens its pools, slides, playgrounds, volleyball court and inner tube river to anyone looking to cool off at the complex. The water park is not huge, but has become an area tourism attraction ideal for families with children ages 10 and under.

Running and Walking Trails

Muskogee features more than 8 miles of walking trails for its citizens, with trail names such as Audubon, Civitan, Henry Bresser Nature, Spaulding and Centennial. The popular asphalt Centennial Trail has two sections – one 3.1-mile loop around Love-Hatbox Sports Complex, and a 2-mile portion connecting Love-Hatbox to downtown Muskogee at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Three Rivers Museum.

Tennis Facilities

If tennis is your racket, public courts are available for free at Honor Heights Park, Rotary Park and Spaulding Park. Courts are fenced and can be used from dawn to dusk.

Parks and Playgrounds

Muskogee has nearly 20 public parks, and outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy two nearby state parks, Greenleaf and Lake Eufaula. The most visited city park in Muskogee is Honor Heights Park, a regional draw whose 132 acres include five lakes and ponds, tennis courts, a splash pad, trails and a new Butterfly Papilion (pavilion). Spaulding Park, with a lake, tennis courts, walking trail, basketball courts and fishing dock, is also well visited.

Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center

The facility includes a weight room, aerobics studio and indoor six-lane, 25-meter swimming pool. Classes offered at Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center include high-intensity body sculpting, yoga and zero-impact aquatic resistance training.

“We offer memberships but also feature programs for non-members, such as open swimming on the weekends,” says Brooke Hall, Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center manager. “The Center can also be booked for party rentals and corporate functions.”

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