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Whiteside Park Community Center

We are happy to announce that our community and specialty centers are reopened, as of June 1, 2020. However, centers have temporarily limited their hours and programs as well as implemented updated health and safety policies. Please see the information below for updates specific to Whiteside Park Community Center.

Address: 4009 South Pittsburg Ave.
Phone: (918) 596-1525
Email: ojimmerson@cityoftulsa.org
Facebook: @WhitesideParkTulsa

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Our facilities will be closed on the following City holidays in fall:

Buildings hours are subject to change without notice. For staff safety facility may close following the conclusion of the last activity. Please call ahead of arrival for more information.


Tulsa Parks Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Tulsa’s Park and Recreation Department re-mains committed to ensuring the safety of our staff and residents ,and continues to consult with the Tulsa Health Department and CDC guidelines. Please note the following temporary practices and protocols are in place at our center:

Additional updates and policies will be communicated by center staff as well as posted here and our social media accounts.

General Policies Required Up Entry to Facility


Indoor Facilities

Whiteside Park Community Center features a full indoor gym, concessions kitchen, art and craft rooms, fitness classrooms and studios, a gymnastics gym and more.

A cleaning schedule is in place to sanitize the facility throughout the day. Please be mindful of staff if they are needing access to an area in order to clean. In addition to spraying and wiping down surfaces, the building is sprayed daily with a sanitizing mist.

Building Amenities Include:

Outdoor Facilities:

Junior pool, sports fields, water playground, lighted tennis courts, shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, playground, one-mile trail, and picnic tables.

Please note: Our municipal pool will remain closed for the 2020 summer season. Lighted tennis courts, sports fields, picnic tables, and play areas are now reopened. Please follow health and safety guidelines shown on bilingual (English/Spanish) signs.


Our Programming

Classes, activities, events, meetings and programs are scheduled throughout the year based on the season. View Whiteside Park's Fall Program Guide for youth, family, adult and senior programs, including fitness and sports programs and classes, education and leisure activities, special events and more! Some of our program highlights include: indoor pickleball sports league, our youth gymnastics programs, kids school break day camp, and dog community events!

Fall Recreation Program Enrollment Now Open

View Fall Program Guide

Enroll Online

Please note: A 25 percent additional fee will be assessed for non-residents (noted in cost as "NR") of the City of Tulsa, and all patrons ages 10 and over must obtain a FREE Tulsa Parks ID card to participate in activities at any Tulsa Parks Community Center. Please ask recreation staff for more details.

Adult Fitness & Sports Programs

  • Adult Pickleball League (Ages 30+)
    • Play begins Tuesday, September 8 for Beginners and Tuesday, October 20 for Advanced.
    • $20 per player (R) | $25 per player (NR)
    • Adults ages 30 and over can join our adult Pickleball League. Beginners and advanced will play at Whiteside. Round Robin league structure. For more information contact lmccollom@cityoftulsa.org.
  • Open Pickleball Play (All Ages)
    • Reservations by appointment only. Call for available slots within the following schedule:
      • Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:40-2:40 p.m.
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9-11 a.m. | 12:40-2:40 p.m.
    • Please note: Reserving a time does not mean that you or your “group” has exclusive use of the court. Please make sure you are including the people waiting in the rotation.
  • Health & safety guidelines for pickleball league and open play
    • Mask may be removed for physical activity but must worn when waiting on a court.
    • Wash and sanitize hands frequently.
    • \Bring own supplies (We will supply balls).
    • Wipe down equipment before and after each use.
    • Maintain 6 ft physical distancing at all times.
    • 12 players allowed in gym at one time.
    • Reserve your court and time ahead of time, no walk-ins if the gym is full.
  • Adult Volleyball League (Ages 18+)
    • League Play: Mondays, 6 p.m., October 5 - November 23
    • Registration Deadline: September 28
    • Costs: $80 per team | $16 refundable CASH deposit | $8 per game for official fee
    • Join our coed league for residents ages 16 and older. Don’t have a team? Call and get placed on our free agent list. We will try to form teams from names on that list. Please note: Spectators will not be allowed in the gym at this time.
  • Over-40 Basketball
    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • FREE
    • Until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we are limiting this program to practice type drills for individuals. Limited number of slots per day.
  • Adult Tennis Lessons with Coach
    • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in 2 sessions:
      • Session 1: September 9 - October 5
      • Session 2: October 1 - November 4
    • Cost: $75 (R) | $90 (NR)
    • Adult lessons are available with Coach Keith, and are provided for both Level 1 and Level 2 players. Level 1 is designed for the beginner player, while Level 2 coaching is designed for adult that already play and need more advanced learning/playing session
  • Tennis Drills for Adults
    • Fridays, 9 a.m.
    • FREE
    • You know what they say, "drill make perfect!" Drills for intermediate and advanced players, instructed by John Lieber.
  • Morning Zumba with Sarah
    • Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Classes will begin September 30.
    • Drop-In Class: $6 | Residents: $30/8 classes | Non-residents: $37/ 8 classes
    • Start your day off right by joining us for a one-hour class of active dancing that’s sure to be as fun as it is calorie-burning!
  • Adult Brazilian Jui-Jitsu
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
    • $50 / month
    • Contact Redcloud Anguoe at 918-923-7520 for registration information or call 918-596-1525 for more information.

Youth Fitness & Sports Programs

  • Bikes, Balls & You (Ages 1-5)
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays |9-11 a.m. | Starts September 8 | Cancelled on school holidays
    • FREE
    • This open play time for preschoolers is a great way to socialize with other kids. Families must bring their own riding toy 
    • Health & Safety Guidelines:
      • Due to health protocols and program changes, this activity will be outside on the tennis courts so please dress appropriately.
      • Adults are required to wear masks at all times. It is also recommended, but not required of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
  • Lil' Bit Sports Classes (Ages 3-4)
    • Soccer Class: September 15-29 | Basketball Class: October 13-27
    • Tuesdays 5-5:45 p.m.
    • Our youngest athletes, along with a parent-helper, can participate in our three-week sport classes. A new sport is practiced each month!
  • Tiny Dancers Ballet (Ages 3-11)
    • One session available:
      • October 21 - December 2 (No class 11/25)
    • Classes held on Wednesdays by age group:
      • 4-4:30 p.m. for ages 3-4
      • 4:35-5:35 p.m. for ages 5-7
      • 5:40-6:40 p.m. for ages 8-11
    • Costs based on age:
      • Ages 3-4: $50 (R) / $62 (NR)
      • Ages 5-11: $60 (R) / $75 (NR)
    • A 6-week introductory class to ballet for preschool through elementary school-age dancers. Children will need to bring their own ballet shoes.
  • Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 6-18)
    • Two sessions available:
      • September 9 - October 5
      • October 12 - November 4
    • Mondays & Wednesdays with Coach Keith. Lesson times by age:
      • Level 1&2, Ages 8-10: 4:30-5:15 p.m.
      • Level 1&2, Ages 10+: 5:15-6 p.m.
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays with Coach Keith at Zink Park. Lesson times by age:
      • Level 1&2, Ages 12-14: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
      • Level 1&2, Ages 15-18: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays with Coach Roberta. Lesson times by level and age:
      • Level 1&2, Ages 6-8: 4-4:45 p.m.
      • Level 1&2, Ages 9-14: 4:50-5:35 p.m.
      • Level 2, Ages 9-14: 5:40-6:25 p.m.
    • Cost per session: $50 (R) / $62 (NR)
  • Youth Brazilian Jui-Jitsu
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
    • $35 / month
    • Contact Redcloud Anguoe at 918-923-7520 for registration information or call 918-596-1525 for more information.
  • Youth Gymnastic Classes (Ages 18 months-14 years)
    • Tuesday Classes, Schedules & Sessions with Coach Amber
      • SESSION 1 for all Tuesday Classes: September 1 - October 6
      • SESSION 2 for all Tuesday Classes: October 20 - December 1
        • Kinder-plus | 4:15-5 p.m. | Ages 3-5
        • Junior Beginner | 5-5:55 p.m. | Ages 4-6
        • Beginner | 6-6:55 p.m. | Ages 6-10
        • Beginner Plus | 7-7:55 p.m. | Ages 10-14
    • Wednesday Classes, Schedules & Sessions with Coach Autumn
      • SESSION 1 for all Wednesday Classes: September 2 - October 7
      • SESSION 2 for all Wednesday Classes: October 21 - December 9
        • Tumbling Tots| 9:30-10:10 a.m. | Ages 18-36 months
        • Kinder-Plus | 10:15-11 a.m. | Ages 3-5
        • Home-school Gymnastics| 11-11:50 a.m. | Ages 6-12
    • Thursday Classes, Schedules & Sessions with Coach Autumn
      • SESSION 1 for all Thursday Classes: September 3 - October 8
      • SESSION 2 for all Thursday Classes: October 22 - December 3
        • Junior Beginner | 4-4:55 p.m. | Ages 4-6
        • Junior Beginner | 5-5:55 p.m. | Ages 4-6
        • Beginner| 6-6:55 p.m. | Ages 6-10
    • Friday Classes, Schedules & Sessions with Coach Autumn
      • SESSION 1 for all Thursday Classes: September 4 - October 9
      • SESSION 2 for all Thursday Classes: October 23 - December 4
        • Kinder-Plus | 3:15-3:55 p.m. | Ages 3-5
        • Beginner| 5-5:55 p.m. | Ages 6-10
        • Intermediate| 4-4:55 p.m. | Ages 7-14
    • Costs & Enrollment
      • Cost per 6-week session: $70 (R) | $85.00 (NR)
      • Sibling Discount: $5 off the 2nd child enrolled from the same family
      • Payment is due in full when enrolling for Session 1. You may reserve your child’s spot in Sessions 2 by placing a $20 deposit, but only if they are currently enrolled in Session 1.
      • Enrollment can only be done in-person at Whiteside Community Center or online. Please note: online enrollment will only accept full payments and must be done prior to class starting. It will not pro-rate if your child is joining late to a class.
    • Health & Safety Guideliens:
      • For children’s safety, students must have instructor permission to enroll in Intermediate classes.
      • Parents are not allowed in gym during classes. There will be a parent watch week the last class of each session.
      • Based on the current COVID-19 health and safety assessment for the scheduled day, Parent Watch Day may be canceled or modified.
  • Co-Ed Youth Gymnastics Team (Ages 5-16)
    • Practice days are Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Cost: $80 per month Additional fees for uniforms, meet fees and league fee
    • Girls and boys from all over Green Country come to participate in this great program and compete in the Tulsa Parks Recreational League. Please note: parents must contact Whiteside to set up a try-out period for their child before they can join the team.

Adult Art, Education & Leisure Programs

  • Portrait Painters (Ages 18+)
    • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Please note: check with Whiteside prior to coming, as the group has been doing virtual and outdoor sessions due to COVID-19. 
    • Participants bring their own supplies & split the cost for the model
    • For experienced artists who want to paint portraits with a live model.
  • United Health Care Open Enrollment Advice
    • Wednesday, October 28 10-11 a.m. | Wednesday, November 4, 10-11 a.m.
    • FREE
    • Need advice on Open Enrollment for Medicare? A great place to get the answers you need

Youth Art, Education & Leisure Programs

  • Youth Service Group Meetings
    • Did you know that Scout troops and Camp Fire groups are able to host their meetings at Whiteside...FREE OF CHARGE?!
    • If you’re a leader of a troop and need a place to meet with your troop on a weekly or monthly basis, please contact the Whiteside staff. We would be happy to help you find a convenient time and space for your group!

Special Events & Online Adaptive Programs

  • Howl-O-Ween (All Ages)
    • Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • FREE
    • Gather the dogs, the kids, the neighbors and come out for a howling good time at Whiteside! with pet adoptions, community vendors, a parade and treat hunt
  • Halloween Carnival On the Courts (All Ages)
    • Saturday, October 31, 1-3 p.m.
    • FREE
    • Spooky fun for the whole family, including: a spooky walk-through maze, unlimited carnival game, costume contest, trunk or treat, and mask making
    • Health & Safety Guidelines:
      • Please note:  masks must be worn by all and social distancing measures will be maintained throughout the event.
  • Family Dodge Ball (Ages 6+)
    • November 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • $5 per family
    • OK, kids....grab your parents and come out for a some fast-moving, dodge ball at Whiteside!
    • Health & Safety Guidelines:
      • Enrollment will be limited. Masks must be worn into the facility and while waiting to play.
  • Raiders of the Lost Parks

Reservations & Rentals

Birthday Parties - DUE TO CHANGE IN SCHEDULING, BUILDING IS CLOSED SATURDAYS & NO PARTIES ARE BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME

Don’t want to throw a birthday party at home? Book your child’s party at Whiteside! All parties include one hour of an activity and one hour in a party room for cake, presents, etc.

Prices include up to 10 kids (except Bikes and Balls). Additional children are $5 per child. Parents are responsible for providing refreshments and table/room decorations. All parties are by appointment only on Saturdays at 10 a.m.-noon.

Here's a list of party themes to choose from:

More information on pricing and themes can be found in the Winter Class Schedule or by calling (918) 746-5040.

Room Rentals  - DUE TO CHANGE IN SCHEDULING, BUILDING IS CLOSED SATURDAYS & NO ROOM RENTALS ARE BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME

Do you need a room to host a birthday party, baby shower or meeting? Wanting to teach a class but need a space? Whiteside has a variety of rooms and amenities that can help you host a great event!

The following rooms are available to rent. Premium hours are subject to staff availability.

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions large gatherings are not permitted at this time, as well as party sizes and available amenities may be limited.


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