What are the Best Parks in Oklahoma City?

August 01, 2016

Parks_OKC.jpgLiving at Springs at May Lakes or Springs at Memorial provides many opportunities for fun and recreation for you, your family and even your pets. You can splash in the pool, take Fido to the pet playground, or workout in the gym. But when was the last time you set out for a fun day in the park? Take a look at the following four parks to explore in Oklahoma City this summer:

1. Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd

There’s something for everyone at Martin Park with nature trails, wildlife, and endless programs and activities. Whether you’re looking for a summer camp for your little one or have finally decided to enroll in archery classes, you can find them at Martin Park. There are guided hikes, youth and adult education programs, and a picnic pavilion you can rent for a special function. Make sure you look into the youth volunteer programs to learn about helping your child give back to the community.

2. Lake Hefner Park
4491 S Lake Hefner Rd

Ready for an incredible day? Visit the park at Lake Hefner and have a blast! This park boasts more than nine miles of trails around the lake for walking, running or biking. Not your style? Take it easy on the edge of the water and cast a fishing line, enjoy a picnic, or just let the kids enjoy the playground. Lake Hefner is known for its sailing, so make sure you watch for the gorgeous sailboats as well!

3. Mesta Park
1900 Lee St

Looking for a great neighborhood park? Mesta Park has beautiful sidewalks, a playground for the kids, sand volleyball courts, and offers plenty of room to spread out a blanket for a picnic or some relaxing time. The park also showcases a brilliant light display during winter that OKC residents won’t want to miss.

4. Will Rogers Park
3400 NW 36th

Many people consider this a hidden gem in Oklahoma City, with its expansive gardens and beautiful landscaping. There are several paths to stroll along to take in the beautiful surroundings, as well as perfect picnic spots and a disc golf course. Watch for the wildlife such as turtles, rabbits, and geese as you stroll around the park, and don't forget to bring a swimsuit for the pool. Future brides take note, Will Rogers Park is a great wedding venue!

What parks have you visited this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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