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Fishing at Tulsa Parks

Fishing at Tulsa Parks

According to the current Tulsa municipal code of ordinances (Title 26, Chapter 1), recreational fishing is allowed at public bodies of water, unless specifically prohibited by Tulsa Parks or another City entity. Currently, fishing is prohibited at the following City park ponds:

State of Oklahoma fishing regulations (regulaciones de pesca en Español) apply at all fishing locations. No permit other than an Oklahoma fishing license is required.

The City has completed quality evaluations for park ponds and water retention areas. See the map below for the location park ponds and water retention areas, categorized into tiers based on quality evaluations.


Close to Home Fishing Program

Oklahoma's state Close to Home Fishing Program is designed to be a partnership between the state Wildlife Conservation Department (ODWC) and municipalities across Oklahoma to provide urban angling opportunities. These small bodies of water are stocked with fish and managed with special regulations, ensuring opportunities exist for anglers who may only have a little time on their hands and nowhere to go. More importantly, they offer urban dwellers an opportunity to share their fishing heritage with others.

The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Parks is excited to announce the start of this partnership beginning in October 2021. The following city park ponds are included in the first phase of the program:

The ODWC has begun stocking and monitoring the following fish populations at each Close to Home Fishing pond (the three mentioned above):

Tulsa Parks will offer a variety of programs, events, and resources for both youth and adults as part of this program, including:

Upcoming events will be announced here and on our Tulsa Parks Facebook page.

Past events include:

Please note the following program regulations are in effect at any Close to Home Fishing ponds:


City of Tulsa Fishing & Pond Wildlife Conservation Working Group

The City has formed a working group made up of City employees from Tulsa Parks and Streets & Stormwater departments, staff from the ODWC and Tulsa resident anglers and volunteers.

This working group's mission/goals are:

If you are interested in joining this public working group, please email tulsaparks@cityoftulsa.org.