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Park Rules and Ordinances

If you are interested in renting a City of Tulsa Park & Recreation facility or using a park for a special event or other activity, please review the following information. If you have any questions please call our Customer Service office at (918) 596-PARK (7275).

Acts Requiring Permits
The following activities require a Park Department Permit.

  1. Give any theatrical entertainment, moving picture show, parade, procession or public gathering, festival concert, recreational program, event, or other outdoor presentation, whether or not an admission fee is charged.
  2. Use a loud speaker, public address system, amplifier or any other device to amplify and direct sound.
  3. Dig, bury, erect, build, uncover, place or remove any object or store any materials or equipment of any kind.
  4. Sell, offer for sale or give away without charge any food, drink, merchandise, service or any other article.
  5. Use any park area or facility for any commercial purpose including the production of films, photographs or advertisements, whether for sale to individuals or groups.

Park Rules

Excerpts from General Park Rules

Excerpts from Title 26: Acts Prohibited
[All City ordinances must be observed at any park or Park Department facility. The following are additional specific acts prohibited under Title 26 of the Municipal Code.]

Excerpts from Park Board Rules and Regulations:
Conduct at Parks
It is the policy of the Park and Recreation Board that violation of posted park use rules, non-compliance with park or facility use reservations as shown on City of Tulsa Park and Recreation Department Use Permits, violation of Federal and state laws, City of Tulsa ordinances and Park and Recreation Board policies, and non-adherence to use and behavior rules as given by department staff will not be tolerated in the public parks.

Exclusive Use of Land or Facilities
All exclusive use shall be authorized by issuance of an Exclusive Use Permit. Written informational sheets may be attached to the permit if necessary to communicate specific use arrangements or requirements.

Unusable Facilities

It will be Board policy regarding user groups that any time fields are unplayable or park areas become unusable, the activity will be canceled. That decision will be made by the Director of the Park and Recreation Department or his/her designated representative. Using entities shall assume this responsibility and monitor compliance within their program; however, the department may override their decisions.