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Park and Recreation

Director: Anna America

Mission Statement: To provide and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities for all Tulsa citizens.

Vision Statement: To create a quality park system that meets the community's need for recreation and learning opportunities to benefit health and well-being.

Tulsa Parks manages 135 parks covering roughly 8,652 acres. This includes the Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, two specialty centers, and six community centers with various amenities including, fitness facilities, gymnasiums, art studio space and meeting rooms. There are 57 miles of walking trails, two skate parks, two dog parks, and five swimming pools. In addition, there are 185 sports fields, 94 playgrounds, 104  tennis courts, 8 outdoor pickleball courts, 13 water playgrounds, 18 splash pads, 72 picnic shelters, 4 golf courses and 8 disc golf courses.

Contact Details: You can email us at tulsaparks@cityoftulsa.org or call (918) 596-PARK (7275).


Department News & Updates

NEW: Student Support Camps To Continue Through December 18

Great news for parents and students of first through six graders. Tulsa Parks will continue to offer Student Support Camps to City employees and the public through the last day of of Tulsa Public School classes on December 18.

These camps are situated at several different community centers and feature pod-style learning areas where kids can complete their virtual/distance learning coursework under the supervision of a support aide. They’re open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note: child will need to bring their own non-refrigerated lunch, a snack and all materials needed to complete their learning, like laptops, course materials, etc. Also, support aides aren’t teachers, but they will be there to supervise and assist children when possible and as needed.

There will be multiple COVID precautions in place, and there will be about 10 students per pod, with an Aide supervising each pod. Camps are expected to last through December, and we’ll re-evaluate based on need at that time.

To register your child(ren):

NEW: Winter Recreation Programs at Community Centers Start December 1 and Enrollment is NOW OPEN!


We're Hiring

Student Support Camp Aides Still  Needed for Immediate Hire

With the continued offering of Student Support Camps, Tulsa Parks is still accepting applications for the immediate hire of temporary staff members for our Student Support Camps. This position starts at $12 per hour, with a 40-hour work week Monday through Friday. Candidates should be at least 18 years old, have at least a high school diploma or GED, and experience working with children. To apply, please email your resume to ojimmerson@cityoftulsa.org  or call (918) 596-7275.

You can access all careers at the City of Tulsa through our Employment Opportunity Job Board


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