Tulsans are true lovers of green spaces, with the City Parks Department managing over 8,650 acres of parks across Tulsa. It does not matter if you are visiting Tulsa for business or pleasure, it is not recommended to miss their parks. You will have plenty of parks to choose from. However, the following are some of the most beautiful parks in Tulsa worth visiting.
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Going to the Tulsa Botanic Garden is like being transported into another world. You can find this hidden gem tucked away from downtown on a little parkway called L.L Tisdale, and that’s where you’ll be greeted by stunning views of nature.
The Tulsa Garden is a place for Tulsans and tourists to appreciate the importance of plants and their beauty. The garden has many native Oklahoma plants that have been carefully curated in an effort to create sustainable harmony between our environment, people, and culture.
Gathering Place is Tulsa’s famous park that recently opened on September 8, 2018. The city of Tulsa has been transformed since the opening of this 100-acre park that is specifically built for learning and discovery. The Gathering Place is currently open for the public, and all Tulsans and tourists are free to enter this wonderful park.
The park is an adventure waiting to happen. It features acres of playground space for kids and sports courts for adults. There are walking trails lined with beautiful plants in all colors of green you can imagine, as well as art installations that will make every visit unique. Visitors will also be able to find an amazing variety of sculptures, murals, and everything in between.
Linnaeus Teaching Garden at Woodward Park
Located in the middle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, sits Woodward Park. The park offers a free space for peoplfe to enjoy horticulture and learn about gardening from Carl Linnaeus‘ teachings. The Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus is also considered the father of botany, and this is the reason why this beautiful garden is named after him. Visitors can enjoy this beautiful and free space and learn about the joys and benefits of gardening.
Guthrie Green is an urban park situated in the center of the Tulsa Arts District. Guthrie Green is a place for the entire family to enjoy. There are weekly events, such as concerts, fitness classes, outdoor movies, and much more. You’ll also find food trucks parked there every week serving up delicious food.
The best part about Guthrie Green is that it is a showcase of environmentally conscious (green) technology. All lighting on the site has been switched to LED. Solar panels contribute about one-third of the power demand for amenities like lights, restrooms, or event stages at this public green space.
Chandler Park is situated on top of a hill in west Tulsa. Chandler Park is like an oasis for people who enjoy outdoor activities. There are 192 wooded acres with gorgeous views of downtown Tulsa and many more interesting features to explore. Chandler Park is the perfect place for hiking or running. For more of an adventurous experience, there are 40-foot cliffs with challenging rock-climbing opportunities that will suit climbers at any level.
The park is a hub of activity, with many different amenities to suit the needs of all ages. There are two large playgrounds for children seeking an exciting adventure. Picnic shelters provide shelter so guests can enjoy lunch in peace and quiet underneath them. The baseball complex boasts six full-size fields that will never lack excitement on any given day it’s open. Finally, there’s an 18-holes disc golf course where you can compete with your friends and family.
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