Severe weather, May 20:

Monday’s trash and recycling pickup in Oklahoma City is postponed to Wednesday due to the severe weather threat. Collection on Tuesday will be delayed by an hour. City of OKC Recreation Centers are closed today due the threat of severe weather. Be prepared, not scared. Know what to do and have what you need to protect yourself and your loved ones in an emergency by staying informed, making a plan and building a kit. For more information visit

The north arboretum entrance at the Will Rogers Gardens
Will Rogers Sculpture
Mother Daughter Sculpture at Will Rogers Gardens
Visitors look at plants during Festival in the Park
Will Rogers Gardens in the Summer

These historic gardens provide serene settings and dynamic programs for casual park visitors and experienced greenthumbs alike. 

Park Amenities

  • Charles E. Sparks Color Garden
  • Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum
  • Ed Lycan Conservatory
  • Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center

Programs, Classes & Camps

More than a city park, the Will Rogers Gardens provides hands-on gardening and horticulture classes throughout the year for visitors of all ages. Programs focus on simple "how-to" instruction for gardening and home landscape maintenance. Special events, holiday and family-friendly workshops and classes add to the fun. Each class is taught by an experienced horticulturalist. 

In addition, Gardens staff work with horticulture educators from the Oklahoma State University County-Extension Center to provide Master Gardeners the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-life garden setting. 

For youth, the Gardens hosts multiple family classes as well as spring break and summer camps where children get hands-on experience learning about nature and the outdoor world. 

Visit our program calendar for current programs.


The Gardens make a spectacular setting for weddings and special events with prices that are affordable for almost every budget. Visit our rentals page for more information.