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Outdoor Recreation in Broken Arrow

If it’s outdoor activities you’re seeking, Broken Arrow has the answer

By John McBryde on January 18, 2016

Broken Arrow OK
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Regardless of where their sense of adventures lies, residents of Broken Arrow can find a variety of outdoor activities.

Trails

Walkers, runners and cyclists can choose from more than 70 miles of trails that interconnect throughout Broken Arrow. Most wind through peaceful landscapes, and some trails’ parking areas have free bicycles for riding. Notable trails are the KATY Trail and the River Parks West Bank Trail.

Golf Courses

From skill levels to price options, the availability of golf courses in Broken Arrow runs the gamut.

Top-quality public courses include Forest Ridge Golf Course and Battle Creek Golf Course. Forest Ridge opened in 1989 as the area’s first upscale public golf facility. Battle Creek, a par 72 course owned by the city, includes large bentgrass greens and oversize tee boxes. Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club lets guests choose from a variety of family membership packages to fit their lifestyle and budget. Broken Arrow is home to two private country clubs that feature top-notch golf and other amenities: The Club at Indian Springs and the Golf Club of Oklahoma.

Aquatics

The Family Aquatic Center is the primary destination for Broken Arrow residents who want to get wet, but it’s not the area’s only “swimming hole.” The aquatic center features two large slides, a wading pool and splash pad.

The Nienhuis Aquatic Facility is the newest aquatic facility in the Broken Arrow park system, and Country Aire Park Pool is the only municipal pool that allows food and drink in the facility.

Outdoors

In addition to swimming, Neinhuis Park is also a fine place to do a little fishing. The pond there is stocked with bluegill and catfish. Residents can also enjoy the outdoors at the 40-acre Ray Harral Nature Park, which features numerous trails, a flowering garden and the Ray Harral Nature Center.

Skate Park

Since opening in 2007, Nienhuis Skate Park has been the place to go for skateboarding, cycling and roller skating. The facility is self-regulated and has a surveillance camera.

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