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.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission statement of the Tulsa Park and Recreation
Department is to provide and preserve quality parks and recreation
opportunities for all.
Our Vision Statement:
To create a quality park system that meets the community's
need for recreation and learning opportunities to benefit health
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 Clark
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.
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.
include 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.
Biscuit Acres is celebrating its 6th anniversary. More information.
Parks Goes For CAPRA Accreditation
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.
The completion of the Self-Assessment signifies the first step
in the process. To review the completed Self-Assessment
Ranger Rick has several animal pals who have
hidden caches in several parks! Can you find them all?
Many renovations are continuing in Tulsa Parks. 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