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, […]

Pollinator Night in OKC!

Pollinator Night in OKCTuesday, June 21 7 – 9pm South Garden Trellis Join Okies for Monarchs for the most bee-utiful sunset party in OKC to celebrate Pollinator Week at Skydance Bridge in Oklahoma City as it lights up yellow and orange on Tuesday, June 21.  Come out and get the most fluttering sunset selfies!  Take […]

¡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 […]

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 […]

Bees and Beekeeping

Discover the art of beekeeping from our park rangers and learn about the importance of bees and pollinators in our everyday lives. Learn the basics of beekeeping and how to begin your personal beekeeping journey. See pollinator and wild-scape plantings that will give you success in your home garden and make it a respite for […]

Buggin’ Out!

Interested in learning about Oklahoma insects and how they impact our gardens and ecosystem? Join our Park Rangers to discuss the importance of our insect friends and discover how they aren’t as scary as they seem through a hands-on experience!*Weather permitting

Bird Box Building Competition

Interested in building a bird box that will be displayed in Scissortail Park? Here’s your opportunity to let your creativity shine! We are hosting bird box building events to house our park birds. The submitted bird boxes will be presented during the opening celebration for Lower Park. Box dimensions, building instructions, and materials will be […]

Youth Hooked on Fishing

Youth Hooked on Fishing with Oklahoma City Parks & RecreationSaturday, September 24 | 9 – 11amScissortail Lake – near Union Station Students will be taught basic fishing skills including casting and knot tying. Hands on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided. Free to attend. Registration required at the following […]

Youth Hooked on Fishing

Youth Hooked on Fishing with Oklahoma City Parks & RecreationSaturday, July 9 | 9 – 11amScissortail Lake – near Union Station Students will be taught basic fishing skills including casting and knot tying. Hands on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided. Free to attend. Registration required – link Coming […]

Hooked on Fishing with OKC Parks

Fishing with Oklahoma City Parks & RecreationSaturday, April 2 | 9 – 11amScissortail Lake – near Union Station Students will be taught basic fishing skills including casting, and knot tying. Hands-on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided. Best for youth 5-15 years old. Free to attend. Registration required – […]

Lunch Break Fishing

October 6, 13, 20 & 2711am-1:30pm Southeast side of Scissortail Lake in front of Union Station. Poles and bait provided.City fishing permit & state fishing license required.No registration needed. Come and go activity. $5 suggested donation to the Scissortail Park Foundation.