Endless Possibilities for Summer Fun!

July 8, 2010 by Jennifer Lindsey-McClintock

Are you parents tired of hearing your kids complain about being bored? Are you scrambling for ways to have family fun but can’t seem to get free of the media monster’s movies and video games? Looking for a way to mix up a boring exercise routine and get out of the gym? You might be surprised to find your answers with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department.

Hi, I’m Jennifer Lindsey-McClintock and I love my job as the Public Information and Marketing Manager for OKC Parks and Recreation. Everyday I’m reminded why I decided to stay in my home state because it’s my job to make sure people know about all that Oklahoma City has to offer.

We manage 5,000 acres of land encompassing 144 parks and public space. We run golf courses, lakes, trails, swimming pools and “spraygrounds”, senior centers, nature parks, the Myriad Botanical Gardens and other municipal garden centers, plus two performing arts centers including the Civic Center Music Hall. We provide specific recreation activities and wide open spaces for fitness, play and recreation.

What’s new this year? Plenty! Our new skate courts on Route 66 and South Lakes Park is the hang out for beginner and intermediate BMXers, boarders, and skaters. Fitness is more fun on the Cardio Course at Lincoln Park and for walking or jogging gurus, Bluff Creek’s new track is a must see in the heart of pristine woodlands. Don’t miss the newly renovated Eisenhower Plaza at Stars and Stripes Park where patriotism is at its best for park lovers everywhere!

Families cool off and splish, splash and spray their way into summer fun at our free spraygrounds where kids enjoy water wheels, spray cannons, and water dump buckets! Be sure to visit our Aquatics Centers and don’t miss the Earlywine Aquatic Center, soon be home to Oklahoma’s first tunnel slide. The vortex-like structure will thrill sliders down a three story ride to the drain. Watch out below! Also take advantage of free fishing classes for your kids ages 5 to 15.

Everything we do at the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department reflects our mission to provide opportunities that enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Young and old, there’s something for everyone right here in Oklahoma City!

Discover all Oklahoma City has to offer at www.okc.gov/parks


Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Dept.
Jennifer Lindsey-McClintock
Ph: (405)297.3909

 


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