Parks and Recreation

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Check out the interactive map and table below to see the parks and recreation projects included in the bond package. Keep scrolling down for more information.

The bond package includes $138 million for parks and recreation facilities like new parks, new trails and improvements to regional and neighborhood parks across the City.

Click here to see the parks and recreation project list.

Needs

New parks are needed where new neighborhoods have sprouted in Oklahoma City during the transformational growth of recent decades. And as more people visit our parks and older parks age, repairs and upgrades are needed to preserve historical parks and park buildings.

Oklahoma City now has more than 90 miles of trails, and there are plans for more. Improved wayfinding and signage would help make them easier to navigate for residents and visitors. New trails to connect existing trails are also needed.

Improved and new facilities are needed to help encourage development near parks, which helps grow the local economy. The new and improved parks facilities will also generate more revenue for the parks system, benefiting all parks and people who enjoy them.

More amenities for youth education, activities and athletics are needed to expand low-cost recreational opportunities for Oklahoma City’s children.  

Community Benefits

Promoting an active lifestyle with a thriving park system benefits the entire community. Making it easy for everyone to have an enjoyable experience outdoors encourages exercise and physical fitness. The personal health benefits are obvious, and a healthier community also boosts the economy with better productivity and reduced healthcare expenses.

Keeping pace with population growth by building new and improved parks helps ensure Oklahoma City remains a great place to live. Quality parks are an important factor for people who want to raise families and have an active lifestyle.

Modernizing and improving our parks also helps save long-term costs. It saves maintenance costs and provides more opportunities for park revenue with rental facilities and other investments, helping the parks support themselves financially to a greater degree. 

Examples from the 2007 Bond Program

  • Wendel Whisenhunt Sports Complex
  • Improvements to Kitchen Lake
  • Memorial Park redevelopment
  • New clubhouse at Lincoln Park Golf Course

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