Tulsa Parks

Tulsa Parks

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 and facilities.

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.

Community Centers:
Central Center in Centennial Park

Specialty Centers:
Henthorne Performing Arts Center - home of Clark Theatre
Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park
WaterWorks Art Center in Newblock Park

Aquatics 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.

Facilities 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.


Centennial Park with downtown skyline

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.

Random surveys will be mailed out in the next few weeks to find out what Tulsans want in their parks.


Kids and Mom Finding Zink


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 more.

Read more . . .


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.

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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).

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