Tulsa, OK Activities Overview: Parks, Recreation Center

Tulsa supports 135 parks and several community centers, so residents can stay active.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 18:05

Tulsans have plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. The city has 135 parks that cover more than 6,000 acres. One of the most beautiful places to take a stroll is Woodward Park in midtown Tulsa. More than just your average park, Woodward Park is also a botanical garden, which includes the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden, home to more than 6,000 rose plants.

Water Sports

Tulsa River Parks is another great place to enjoy fresh air. A series of parks, this area runs adjacent to 10 miles of the Arkansas River from the city’s downtown to the Jenks bridge. Trails and playground equipment make this a great family-friendly spot.

Need to beat the Oklahoma heat? Tulsa’s parks have nine water playgrounds and 22 splash pads as well as five pools.

Dog Parks

Man’s best friend is welcome to roam free in the great outdoors at two dog parks, Joe Station and Biscuit Acres in Hunter Park, but all canines must be on leashes in other park areas.

Community Centers

Seven community centers and three specialty centers offer classes and camps, and two centers have state-of-the-art fitness facilities complete with exercise equipment.

Youth and Adult Leagues

Tulsa’s Parks and Recreation Department sponsors dozen of leagues for both adults and children. Participants have many choices including basketballs, tennis and volleyball.

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