December 19, 2014
Purely Parks Newsletter

Purely Parks. Those two words sum it all up. Tulsa parks are the gateway to nature, green space, trails, playgrounds, picnics, recreation and community. Tulsa parks offer a space to get away from the demands of work and school to relax alone or socialize with friends and family. As stewards of the Tulsa park land, our City of Tulsa Parks' family takes their job seriously. We strive to provide the best park programs and park space so that Tulsans have a place to slow down and purely enjoy our parks and the simple pleasures they have to offer.


This quarterly newsletter will focus on the creativity, the nature and the activities at our Tulsa parks. Feel free to share it with other nature and park enthusiasts. Enjoy!

What's Happening in and Around Tulsa Parks?
Zeigler Park Renovations
Tulsa Parks, with the help from Mark Twain Elementary students, opened the new Fort J.D. Smith Playground today at Zeigler Park. The students selected the theme for the playground, which was named after J.D. Smith, neighborhood activist. 
The upgrades are part of the Parks Master Plan.


BC Franklin Update
A group of Neighborhood residents worked for months to create a list of amenities for the BC Franklin Park.
Working with a budget of $800,000, the committee has proposed a walking trail, pavilion, sports court and a themed playground.
Adult Sport League Winter Schedule Available
 Do you enjoy basketball, dodgeball or volleyball?
Tulsa Parks offers adult sports leagues, open to residents 18 and over.
Learn more online.
Summer Parks Recap:
Swim Lessons at Tulsa Pools Popular

 Tulsa Park Pools were the place to be this past year: 272 children learned how to swim and water safety skills were offered through 58 classes.
Summer Camps Always Popular with Kids
Tulsa recreation centers were filled with fun and laughter throughout our popular summer day camp series.
This year, Tulsa Parks provided summer activities for 2,700 kids through 70 camp sessions.
Oxley Installs New Bee Hive Exhibit

Volunteers and natural bee keepers Helen and Mack Hickey split their personal hives and donated the other half to Oxley Nature Center. You can see the new queen and her workers when you Oxley at Mohawk Park, 5701 East 36th Street North.  


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