The Park and Recreation Department provides programs and facilities
to support citizens of all ages. Whether it be participation in a
fitness class, playing disc golf on a sunny afternoon, creating a
one of a kind piece of pottery, joining a sports team, exploring
nature on an early morning walk, or simply a peaceful place to read
a book, parks are important to our quality of life.
The City of Tulsa Park Department oversees 8,200 acres of park
land and 140 parks. Using the 2010 Master plan as a guide, we work
with staff, citizen groups, advisory committees, and elected
officials in our efforts to enhance parks and recreation services
The City of Tulsa Park Department employees are constantly
monitoring current industry trends and are dedicated to creating a
safe environment for recreational activities, promoting
self-directed activities for all ages, and offer a wide variety of
programs, opportunities and amenities for all ages.
Visit a park today and enjoy the natural beauty that the City of
Tulsa has to offer.
Central Center in Centennial Park
Henthorne Performing Arts Center - home of Heller and
Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park
WaterWorks Art Center in Newblock Park
include swimming pools, water playgrounds, and splash
pads. There are many aquatic programs for all ages.
Sports include 197
sports fields, 88 playgrounds, 113 tennis courts, 60+ miles of
trails, fitness facilities, gymnasiums, 2 skate parks, and the
17-field Mohawk Soccer Complex. Throughout the year, several
leagues and tournaments are held.
over 65 picnic shelters available for rent, several
amenities, meeting rooms, special events, and more.
Dog Parks include Joe
Station on Charles Page Blvd., and Biscuit Acres in Hunter Park.
For all other park areas, dogs must be on-leash at all times.
Parks Goes For
Tulsa Parks is in the process to become accredited with
CAPRA (Commission for Accredication of Park and Recreation
Agencies), which would make Tulsa the first municipality park
system in Oklahoma to be CAPRA accredited.
Random surveys will be mailed out in the next few weeks to
find out what Tulsans want in their parks.
Ranger Rick has eight animal pals who have hidden eight prizes
in eight parks! Can you find all eight?
Many renovations are continuing in Tulsa Parks, and Manion is
next with a complete remodel. Read more
Implementation of Parks Master Plan
The Parks Department is now implementing the
Parks Master Plan in the Tulsa community by renovating nine parks
with major amenities.
Those nine parks include: Turner, Springdale, Heller, Franklin,
Clark, Manion, Zeigler, Hill and Maxwell. Amenities include
pavilions, trails, lighting, etc.
Renovations continue with park playgrounds, sports courts,
Mohawk Soccer Complex, Zoo exhibits, water playgrounds, and many
The City of Tulsa Parks Department, The Community Service
Council of Tulsa, and several other Tulsa agencies have partnered
together to acquire the ACHIEVE Community Grant from the National
Park and Recreation Association. ACHIEVE (Action Communities for
Health, Innovation and EnVironmental ChangE) seeks to enable
communities to address the chronic disease risk factors of physical
inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use at the policy, systems,
and environmental change level.
CDC's Healthy Communities Program
Watch for more updates with the City of Tulsa and the
ACHIEVE program happening soon.
Corporations and individuals have shown interest in purchasing
items to be installed in a park. Browse through our
Gift Catalogue and look at our
Gift Items (prices may vary).