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Route 66 Park
Parks & Recreation

Lake Overholser is home to Oklahoma City's newest sensational recreational hot spot, Route 66 Park, on the west side of the lake at 9901 NW 23.

Tower at Dawn

The Cyrus Avery Observation Tower at dawn.

From the Observation Tower, visitors can get a sweeping, panoramic view the 148-acre Park's three ponds and Lake Overholser.

Park features include:

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The Route 66 playground
is the largest of the many friendly
and fun playgrounds
in the citywide
Parks & Recreation system.

A stamped map depicting the historic Mother Road's route from Chicago to Santa Monica is featured in the park's Route 66 Plaza.  Thirty-four landmarks from Lincoln's birthplace in Springfield to the Harvey House in Barstow, California are featured along the eight-state map.

Observation Tower

The Cyrus Avery Observation Tower was named for visionary Cyrus Avery, a Tulsan who, in the 1920s was a driving force behind the 2448-mile transcontinental highway. 



Route 66 Skate Court

Skaters, bikers and roller bladers can get their groove on at the Route 66 Skate Court, located at Route 66 Park. This above-ground skating plaza designed for beginning and intermediate skaters in mind is the perfect place to catch big thrills throughout the year.

Facility Rentals

The park's picnic shelter and amphitheatre can be rented on an hourly basis.

AmenitiesRoute 66 Picnic Pavilion include: water faucet and drinking
fountain, lights, electrical outlets, and access to the Cyrus Avery Observation Tower and restrooms.

Nearby are the Route 66 Playground, Cyrus Avery Observation Tower, amphitheatre, area fishing access, and the Route 66. Skate Court. The pavilion and park also provide views of nearby Lake Overholser.
Fees: Check our fee schedule for hourly rates
Deposit Required: $20
Off-season cleaning deposit: $100
Visit our rentals page for more information


A fisheries management program is currently underway at the park's three ponds, which will be closed to fishing until a catchable fish population is established.


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