Get active, healthier & happier at Scissortail Park Sports Courts!

Our long dreamed Lower Scissortail Park funded by MAPS3 is now a reality and we are ready to offer a public green space that provides a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future for everyone. Every detail of the Park has been designed for connection […]

Hispanic Heritage Month at Scissortail Park

Hispanic Heritage Month at Scissortail Park. The number of people in Oklahoma who identify as Hispanic or Latino has jumped in the last decade.  According to the 2020 census, those who identify as Hispanic or Latino in Oklahoma jumped from 8.9% to 11.9%. They remain the second-largest racial ethnic group in the state being 21% […]

Scissortail Park and YMCA of Greater OKC partner to offer new sports programming

 New adult and youth sports programming in the new Lower Park section scheduled to open in September. Scissortail Park and YMCA of Greater OKC have partnered together to offer new adult and youth sports programming in the Park’s newly built southern section scheduled to open on September 23, 2022. Scissortail Sports by the YMCA will […]

Scissortail Park Takes Flight

Opening Celebration 2022   The new southernmost section of Scissortail Park, a MAPS 3 project, will open to the public on September 23, 2022, and will connect to the north end of the Park via the Skydance Bridge. A weekend full of free activities are being planned to celebrate the completion of the Core to […]

What does a Park Ranger do?

What is a Park Ranger? Park ranger is a broad term for a career that is incredibly multi-faceted and diverse. Park rangers are responsible for protecting our state and national parks; the natural resources, ecosystems, and wildlife within them; and the people who visit them. Park rangers may serve as law enforcement officers, environmental experts, […]

Scissortail Park´s Summer Concert Series!

Scissortail Park´s annual free concert series is back! Presented by Supported by First Fidelity Bank Ad Astra Foundation Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum Social Capital Heartland Omni Oklahoma City Hotel Oklahoma Shirt Company Insurica BancFirst Flight Agency Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership Since its Grand Opening on September 2019, Scissortail Park has become the most popular outdoor […]

¡Vamos a Pescar!

Last Saturday, Scissortail Park hosted the first “Vamos a Pescar” event with the participation of many families gathering around the lake. We had around 60 people fishing with us!   Scissortail Park was recently awarded a $10,000 educational grant from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund […]

The Art of Beekeeping at Scissortail Park!

BEES ARE A VERY VALUABLE RESOURCE! One of the most important Scissortail Park goals is to teach the community about Beekeeping. But, Why? Because commercial production of 90 different crops rely on bee pollination! Without these hard working pollinators, we would not have apples, almonds, melons, or honey. We are trying to do our part […]

New Bees at the Park!

Why bees are so important?     Bees are well-known for their role in providing high-quality food (honey, royal jelly and pollen) and other products used in healthcare and other sectors (beeswax, propolis, honey bee venom). But the work of the bees involves much more! The greatest contribution of bees is the pollination of nearly three […]

Green Collar Careers

Whether you are interested in art, business, education, science, or technology, a career in horticulture might be worth considering. Making an impact in the world of plants involves a lot. There are more than 140 career options to choose from when looking across the horticultural spectrum.   Seed Your Future is a movement to promote horticulture […]

The Floral Heart Project

The Floral Heart Project, a COVID-19 memorial effort, will lay floral hearts in cities and towns across the United States in conjunction with a National Day of Mourning effort Monday, March 1. In Oklahoma City, floral hearts will be displayed at Scissortail Park and Myriad Botanical Gardens to honor the more than 4,000 Oklahomans who […]