Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
City of Oklahoma City

We're Hiring! IconWE'RE HIRING! The Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for seasonal part-time positions in our Aquatics, Grounds Maintenance and Recreation divisions.

Jobs currently available include lifeguards (lifeguard certification required), recreation leaders, cashiers, grounds maintenance workers, mowers, tractor drivers and equipment technicians. Visit our JOBS PAGE for more information and to download a flyer about our upcoming Seasonal Job Fairs.


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Summer Day Camps! We've gathered up all of our summer day camps and have served them up in one single page for you to see. From gardening to performing arts, sports, nature and general recreation, we've got Summer wrapped up for every kid in the family.



About the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department

From swimming pools to swings, beautification to baseball, the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department hits a home run for metro area families.

Will Rogers Gardens
The mission of the Oklahoma City Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department is to provide parks, recreational and cultural services to Oklahoma City residents and visitors so they can enjoy an enhanced quality of life

Our Recreation Division provides recreation and education programs at parks, athletic fields and community centers. Youth and adult fitness, afterschool programs, aquatics, senior activities and performing arts are a few of the diverse programs offered by our recreation staff.

With an emphasis on beautification and nature education, the Natural Resources division oversees operation of our specialty parks and grounds, including the Will Rogers Horticulture Gardens, the Bricktown Canal, the downtown City Hall and Bicentennial Park complex, Martin Park Nature Center and the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery.

Grounds Management mows and maintains more than 6,900 land acres throughout Oklahoma City, and plants hundreds of trees every year. It's also responsible for maintenance of along the Oklahoma River.

Before programs can be created or grounds mowed, we rely upon the the landscape architects from our Parks Planning and Development division who design and oversee operations of all park construction and facility improvement projects from general obligation bond and capital improvement funds. The division also works in tangent with the City's Planning Department to determine best use of available lands for park areas in new residential developments. 

The Civic Center division manages the state's premier performing arts facility, the Civic Center Music Hall. Since 1937, this historic building has played host to countless events and performances from around the globe. Currently, the Music Hall serves over 300,000 patrons annually at its shows and special events. The division also manages events at the Rose State Performing Arts Center in Midwest City.

Want to know more? Check out our new ACTIVITIES page for the latest in Parks events. For information about individual programs and activities, call 405 297-2211.

We are also happy to come speak at your event or community function (limited time slots available per month). For more about our speaker program, call 297-3882.


Contact Us Phone IconGot Questions? Call us one one of the numbers below, or visit our CONTACT US page for a complete list of facility phone numbers.

Main Line (for general park inquiries): 405 297-3882
Recreation: 405 297-2211
Aquatics: 405 297-1424

Adult Athletics: 405 297-2211
Youth Athletics: 405 297-1423
Picnic and Event Center Rentals: 405 297-2756   Rental email here.

Civic Center Music Hall Box Office: 405 297-2264
Civic Center Music Hall Administrative Office: 405-297-2584

To report tall grass or a maintenance problem in a park, call the City's Action Center at

PARKS MASTER PLANParks Master Plan Cover

In 2012, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, in cooperation with the City's Parks and Recreation and Planning Departments, procured national consulting firm Wallace Roberts Todd to develop a long-term plan for the City's parks system. After a significant analysis including infrastructure needs, citizen survey, plus studies on economic and cultural development, the Community Foundation finalized a plan which they presented to City Council on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The plan is now available for citizens to view online.



Douglas KupperOklahoma City Parks & Recreation Dept.
Douglas R. Kupper, CPRP, Director
420 W Main
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Ph. (405) 297-3882

Read more about Mr. Kupper here!

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Wheelchair IconAccessibility Statement:
The Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing handicapped-accessible amenities at its facilities.  In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Oklahoma City will not discriminate
                    against qualified individuals on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.