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Explore 4 Popular Parks in Broken Arrow, OK

It's easy to stay active outdoors here in northeastern Oklahoma.

By Patsy B. Weiler on March 23, 2022

Nienhuis Skate Park in Broken Arrow, OK
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Ready … set … go to one of the 41 parks covering 800 beautiful acres in Broken Arrow, where everyone, including fur babies, can find an activity to enjoy.

“The Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department takes great pride in providing parks, open spaces, trails and programs that help build and promote a healthy community,” says Matt Hendren, parks and recreation director. “The majority of the parks offer well-loved paved trails for bike and pedestrian use.”

Popular parks in Broken Arrow include:

1. Nienhuis Skate Park

The recent addition of 16,000 square feet of street- and plaza-style designed concrete added to the existing bowl and ramp skating area more than doubled the skate park’s original size to 28,000 square feet. Anyone, regardless of skill level, can have fun here.

2. Challenger Sports Complex

Opened in 2021, the $7 million state-of-the-art complex features four adult-softball fields with turf infields as well as an adaptive turf field for people of all capabilities. Other outstanding features include covered stands, LED field lighting, concessions with indoor and outdoor seating, plus a walk-up window, restrooms and paved parking.

Ready to Explore?

A list of all 41 parks in Broken Arrow can be found
at the city’s parks and recreation website.

3. Rose West Dog Park

A 10.6-acre off-leash park for large and small dogs, the enclosed area is safe for playing with four-legged fur babies and meeting new two-legged friends. Restrooms, water fountains and seating are available.

4. Liberty Parkway Trail

This beautiful, paved trail meanders along approximately 9.5 miles through the city. Going west to east, it begins at Garnett Road and winds primarily in tandem with the Creek Turnpike south loop and ends by Northeastern State University.

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