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Best Parks in OKC and Tulsa to Enjoy This Spring

Spring has officially arrived in the great state of Oklahoma, and residents can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it! There’s no better way to soak up the sunshine and breathe in the fresh air than by visiting one of the great parks throughout the state. In Oklahoma City and Tulsa, there are unique green spaces that offer much more than your average park. Here are our top park picks in OKC and Tulsa to enjoy the best of this beautiful spring weather.


Parks in OKC


Myriad Botanical Gardens


This 15-acre natural escape in the heart of downtown features beautiful gardens, seasonal activities, and events that are free and open to the public.


Martin Park Nature Center


Explore nature and wildlife along 2.5 miles of woodland trails and in the Visitor Center where you’ll find live animals and a nature learning library.


Lake Hefner


There are so many ways to enjoy this large lake on the city’s central northwest side. Land lovers will appreciate the paved trails encircling the lake that are great for walking, running, cycling, and skateboarding. In the summers, water enthusiasts can jump right into kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and fishing. 


Scissortail Park


A peaceful place to spend a few minutes or an entire day, this public park offers 70-acres of green space and engaging experiences including ornamental gardens, a 3.7-acre lake, children’s playground, water fountains, seasonal roller rink, dog park, performance stage, and more.


Parks in Tulsa


Gathering Place


“Tulsa’s Riverfront Park” is quite an experience. There are more than 100 unique attractions, including an adventure playground, places to eat and relax, a boathouse, the water features of Mist Mountain and Charlie’s Water Mountain, sports courts, and much more.


Tulsa Garden Center


Located in the Historic Snedden Mansion within Woodward Park, these beautiful grounds offer horticultural events and programs, gardening classes, outdoor classrooms, or just a serene place to stroll and soak up the sunshine.


Tulsa Botanic Garden


There are so many opportunities within this botanic garden to appreciate the beauty of the season. There are currently six gardens surrounding a 7-acre lake, with plans to develop more. There are also exhibits and seasonal events, like Tiptoe Through The Tulips on April 2, 2022.


Turkey Mountain


A visit to this urban wilderness area is sure to get your blood pumping! There are over 300 acres of park land that have been left intentionally rugged where visitors can hike, climb boulders, and ride horseback.


Did you know that you can also live near one of these amazing parks? Beacon Homes offers new home communities throughout Oklahoma City and Tulsa that put you within close driving distance to one or more of these wonderful green spaces. Contact us for more information! 


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