June 2, 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 the 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?
Woodward Park Earns   
Historic Place Registration

The Oklahoma Historical Society notified the Tulsa Parks Department this spring that Woodward Park & Gardens Historic District is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The register is the federal government's official list of historic properties worthy of preservation.  The property is also  listed in the Oklahoma Register of Historic Places.

Woodward Park and the adjacent Tulsa Rose Garden and Tulsa Garden Center attract many visitors annually and recently had extensive landscaping renovations and improvements to azalea gardens and other park features. 

Water Playgrounds Offer Cool Summer Fun

One of the most popular features in 11 Tulsa Parks is the water playgrounds which offer cool relief from summer heat and fun for "kids" of all ages. 

The water playgrounds open at noon and close at 8 p.m.  For a $25 fee per hour on weekdays or a $45 fee per hour on weekends, the water playgrounds can be opened up to three hours early for a special occasion, however, once the equipment is turned on, its use is open to the public. 


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Five Tulsa Parks Pools Opening Soon

Tulsa Parks is gearing up for the 2014 swimming season with five pools opening.

Swimming lessons will be offered at all five pools and class schedules are available online. 
Entrance fees vary. Anyone 9 years and younger must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older. 

Summer Day Camp Enrollment Underway


If you're looking for a fun, safe place for your child to go this summer, look no further than Tulsa Parks. With a variety of activities and field trips, your child will be entertained with no worries for yourself.


Numerous Parks Improvements Completed

Construction of new playgrounds, shelters, sports facilities, etc., have been completed at several Tulsa parks recently and more are planned or are already under way.
Tulsa Parks New Initiative: 'Purely Parks'

Tulsa Parks has adopted a new initiative called "Purely Parks" to promote the importance of parks and park programs. What would Tulsa be without parks? The new "Purely Parks" logo will soon be seen in all park materials.

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