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Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley

Mohawk Park
6700 Mohawk Blvd. (get directions)
(918) 596-9054

Gates open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Trails available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Park outside the gate

Interpretive Building
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Special Thanks to 'Friends of Oxley' for their leadership and support. Become a Friend of Oxley and support the Oxley Nature Center.

Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed! As an Oxley volunteer, you can serve as a Nature Center host, maintain trails, or work with young people at schools or on site. At the same time, you will experience natural beauty at Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley, two of the gems of Tulsa Parks.

Please call (918) 596-9054 for more information on how to become an Oxley Nature Center volunteer.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application

Rental Rates

The Shelter and the Meeting room are both available for rental. Please contact Oxley for availability and to schedule. (918) 596-9054.

Shelter - $75/day
Oxley Nature Center Meeting Room - $75/half day or $150/full day.

Explore Tulsa: Oxley Nature Center

Thanks to "Explore Tulsa" and their segment on Oxley Nature Center. Video

Ongoing Programs:

First Saturday Morning Bird Walk leaves at 8 a.m. the first Saturday of each month and is lead by an Oxley staff member. All ages and beginners are welcome, no reservations required. Bring binoculars if you have them, and meet at the Nature Center.
 
Full Moon Walk Programs are small, guided groups exploring the Nature Center by night, without flashlights, learning to use senses other than sight. Pre-registration is required.

 Redbud Nature Center

The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is managed by the Oxley Nature Center and The Nature Conservancy. Redbud Valley is a place of quiet beauty and rugged scenery where many plants and animals can not be found anywhere else in northeastern Oklahoma. It is a very special habitat, preserved for all to enjoy.

Trails at Oxley

Your visit should include hiking at least one of the trails that allow access to the forests, fields, and wetlands of the Nature Center. All Trails Map

Oxley Nature Center trails may be hiked seven days a week, year-round. The trails are closed to the public during Mohawk Park curfew hours: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. You may park outside the gates from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to walk the trails even when the gates are closed.

The trail system is comprised of many individual loops and stretches of trail linked together. The main part of the trail system centers around the Interpretive Building. A second set of trails, the North Woods Unit, may be found northwest of the Mohawk Park Golf Course and northeast of Lake Yahola.

There are nearly nine miles of trails. Most are flat and fairly smooth. Wheelchairs and strollers may be taken down many of the trails unless rain has made the dirt or grass surfaces too soft or muddy. The trails are not set up for horses, bicycles, or vehicles of any kind.

Wildlife

The Nature Center is a wonderful place to encounter the wildlife of the Tulsa area. Oxley Nature Center's 804 acres support a diversity of habitats along the south bank of Bird Creek. The flood-plain forest, comprised of giant cottonwoods, sycamores, oaks, pecans, and hackberry trees and many other smaller trees and shrubs, is home to many kinds of animals and wildflowers. Combined with open areas maintained as hay meadows or prairies and a variety of wetlands, the different habitats make especially rich combinations of conditions.

Events

Events include honey-tasting, mask making, demonstrations on building butterfly raising habitats, and solitary bee habitats. Contact the Oxley Nature Center for details.

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