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Top 10 Parks and Green Spaces in OKC's Urban Core

Team at Verbode
Mar 11 5 minutes read

#10. Memorial Park

Memorial Park features well-kept walking trails, a playground, basketball courts, a spray ground, tennis courts, and more.

#9. Wheeler District

Wheeler District is the perfect place to unwind... Just south of Downtown OKC, the Wheeler District features cozy hammocks, a ferris wheel, green space, and access to the Oklahoma River Trail.  Throughout the year, Wheeler hosts a variety of events like pop-ups, live music, fitness classes, and more.

#8. Robert S Kerr Park

Robert S. Kerr Park offers a balance of greenery and modern amenities. In the heart of Downtown OKC, this park is a popular spot for downtown workers and residents looking to unwind during lunch breaks or after a busy day.

#7. Crown Heights Park

Surrounded by the charming Crown Heights neighborhood, this park exudes a classic elegance with its well-maintained lawns, walking paths, playground, and inviting picnic spots. Crown Heights Park is a testament to the community's dedication to preserving green spaces.

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#6. Douglas Park

Douglas Park features open fields, a playground, and shaded areas for relaxation. On a snowy day in OKC, you can expect Douglas Park to be a hot-spot for sledding and winter fun!

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#5. Edgemere Park

Situated in the historic Edgemere Park neighborhood, this green space boasts a picturesque lake, mature trees, and charming walking paths. Edgemere Park provides a tranquil setting for residents to enjoy nature while being just moments away from the city's amenities.

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#4. Perle Mesta Park

Known for its historic charm and picturesque tree-lined streets, Mesta Park is home to the darling Perle Mesta Park. Featuring volleyball courts, a playground, and plenty of green space, this park is perfect for picnics and leisure sunny days.

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#3. Will Rogers Gardens

Beyond being just a city park, Will Rogers Gardens offers year-round hands-on gardening and horticulture classes suitable for all age groups. The programs emphasize straightforward "how-to" guidance for gardening and maintaining home landscapes. Engaging special events, holiday festivities, and family-friendly workshops enhance the overall experience. Every class is led by a seasoned horticulturist.

#2. Myriad Gardens

Nestled in the heart of downtown OKC, Myriad Gardens is a botanical wonderland featuring a stunning array of plants, water features, and a tropical conservatory. With walking trails, interactive exhibits, a splash pad, playground, and a seasonal ice rink, this park is a dynamic hub for both nature lovers and families. Participate in their free Yoga classes, outdoor movie nights, walking tours, and more!

#1. Scissortail Park

As the crown jewel of OKC's green spaces, Scissortail Park offers a sprawling 70 acres of lush landscapes, vibrant gardens, and a shimmering lake. The upper park and lower park are connected by the Skydance Bridge, running above I-40. Across the upper and lower park, Scissortail Park offers pedestrian-friendly accessibility from the Oklahoma River to Downtown OKC. This urban oasis hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including: night markets, farmer's markets, block parties, fitness classes, concerts and more - making it an ideal spot for relaxation, entertainment, and community engagement. The park also features several spots courts including: basketball court, pickleball court, futsal, and a soccer pitch. The park includes amenities like a sports pavilion, splash pad, roller skating rink, boat house and more.

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