Oklahoma November 30, 2016
These 8 Unique Parks And Playgrounds In Oklahoma Will Bring Out Your Inner Child
If you’re looking to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air, while having fun, a visit to Oklahoma’s parks and playgrounds is a great option. From train rides to miniature golf to kiddie rides, these 8 parks and playgrounds will bring out your inner child.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Johnstone Park & Kiddie Park, Bartlesville
Bartlesville is home to two fantastic parks - Johnstone Park & Kiddie Park. Johnstone Park is the oldest park in the city and houses the replica of the first commercial oil well - The Nellie Johnstone -along with tennis courts, skate park, playground, walking path and much more. The Kiddie Park is a mini-amusement park offering 16 rides for children (open May - September). Address: 100 N Cherokee, Bartlesville, OK 74005.
2. Meadowlake Park, Enid
Meadowlake Park is the perfect place to go in Enid to enjoy some outdoor fun. Visitors can enjoy a train ride around the park, fishing, biking, tennis courts, playgrounds and much more. During select months you can also ride the ferris wheel and many kiddie rides. Address: 1200 W Rupe Ave., Enid, OK 73703.
3. Fuqua Park and Kiddieland, Duncan
Enjoy a beautiful Koi pond and the sound of rushing water or head to the other side of the park where you'll find Kiddieland. Take a train ride, go on the merry-go-round or spin on the tilt-a-whirl. (Kiddieland is only open during select hours and months.) Address: Beech Ave & Hwy 81, Duncan, OK 73534.
4. Ackley Park, Elk City
With over 200 acres of pure fun, Ackley Park is home to a skate park, tennis courts, playgrounds, sand volleyball and picnic areas. Other seasonal activities include train rides, mini golf and an all-wooden carousel. No matter what time of year you visit, Ackley Park is beautiful and a fun park to visit. Address: Hwy 66 & Pioneer Rd., Elk City, OK 73648.
5. Acme Brick Park, Clinton
The town of Clinton's most popular outdoor park is Acme Brick Park. The wooden playground was designed by children and built by volunteers, giving it a unique history. The one-mile train ride is a favorite attraction that goes over the lake, through a tunnel and around the park. Address: 600 S 28th St., Clinton, OK 73601.
6. Crystal Beach Park & Lake, Woodward
Crystal Beach Park is not only home to the city's most popular attraction - Crystal Beach - but the park also has a myriad of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year round. Try your hand at mini-golf, ride the train around the park or take your poles and go fishing. Address: 108 Temple Houston Dr., Woodward, OK 73801.
7. Redbud Park, Marlow
The charming town of Marlow is home to Redbud Park which houses The Hideout - a western-themed playground that is over 13,000 sq. ft. Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely stroll on The Redbud Park Trail or visit the famous "Outlaw Cave" (shown by appointment only). Address: Main & Elm, Marlow, OK 73055.
8. Route 66 Park, Oklahoma City
Route 66 Park in Oklahoma City is home to the largest playground in OKC and is the perfect place to stop and take a break if you're traveling along the Mother Road across Oklahoma. The park sits next to Lake Overholser and has gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Ponds, bridges, walking trails and a skate park are just a few of the other features. Address: 9901 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.
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