Take a Book, Share a Book

Take a Book, Share a Book   Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma City Thunder teamed up with ReadOKC to install a Free Little Library in Scissortail Park Visitors to the Park may notice a small blue box sitting on a pedestal as they stroll near the Children’s Playground Pavilion. Thanks to the Greater Oklahoma […]

Daffodil Dash at Scissortail Park

Celebrate Spring! If the random days of warm weather have you yearning for spring, we have something for you to look forward to – the Daffodil Dash at Scissortail Park! Late last fall Scissortail Park horticulture staff, along with a large group of helpful volunteers, planted 40,000 – yes 40,000! – daffodil bulbs throughout the […]

Snow Day Play at Scissortail Park

Snow Day Play at Scissortail Park The first thing we thought when we heard the forecast for Wednesday was, “Our hill is perfect for sledding!” Sure enough, fans flocked to the Park from all over the metro to “break-in” what is sure to become one of Oklahoma City’s best hills for sledding. The variety of […]

National Arboretum Collection to Scissortail Park

National Arboretum Gives Scissortail Park Collection of Rare and Endangered Plants and Seeds The U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C., which serves as the nation’s research facility for trees, plants and shrubs, has gifted a variety of endangered plants to Scissortail Park for cultivation. In keeping with the Park mission to display native plants and […]

Let’s Take a Field Trip

Let’s Take a Field Trip Who among us doesn’t remember the excitement and anticipation of a school field trip, going to a place away from the classroom, to learn in a different way? Maybe it was to a museum; or to a library; or to a zoo. Community places are rich learning laboratories, offering memorable […]

Celebrating MLK Day

Celebrating MLK DAY It takes a lot of people to operate Scissortail Park and we are hiring for a variety of fun and rewarding positions. Do you enjoy organizing events for the public? Maybe horticulture is more of your passion. Or actively patrolling and interacting with visitors as a park ranger might be the career […]

OKC named top travel destination for 2020!

Travel+Leisure Magazine Says OKC is Top Travel Destination in 2020 We all know it but now the rest of the country does too. Oklahoma City is the best – as in THE best – place to travel in 2020. The editor-in-chief of Travel+Leisure Magazine, Jacqui Gifford, said just that on The Today Show this morning, […]

First Day Walk – January 1, 2020

Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation, National Park Service, Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation, Scissortail Park Foundation and REI Co-op team up for First Day Walk  Welcome in the new year with a First Day Walk through Scissortail Park on January 1st Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation is partnering with the National […]

Vacation Destination Right in Our Own Backyard

How exciting to have a vacation destination right in our own backyard!   Of course, we are proud of Scissortail Park because we work here. But when others are encouraged to make the Park part of their travel itinerary, we feel, well, like we are getting a little lift in our feathers. The premier magazine […]

Rescuing Birds is Simply Part of the Job

Ensuring safety and security for everyone is an essential duty of Scissortail Park rangers. Helping animals in distress is no different. When Laura Tone, sergeant and safety specialist, and Nick Tate, ranger, recently spotted a Pied-billed grebe struggling in the middle of the Park lake, they hopped into a pedal boat to come to its […]