Plant Education and Scavenger Hunt

Nature Play Area, Lower ParkSunday, September 25 | 1-2pm Scissortail Park has hundreds of species of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees – how many from our scavenger hunt worksheet can you find in the new Lower Park area? Find them all and turn them in for a prize! This free program is best for kids […]

Outdoor Preparedness Class

Nature Play Area, Lower ParkSunday, September 25 | 10-11am Headed out for an adventure? Learn how to pack your backpack, set up a tent, and prepare for emergencies at this Park Ranger-led presentation. Hear about the 5 Ws of camping and what it means to Leave No Trace. This free program is best for ages […]

The Fungus Among Us

Nature Play Area, Lower ParkSaturday, September 24 | 1-2pm Mushrooms play an important role in ecosystems all over the world, and they provide food for both humans and animals! Attend this free workshop to see different types of edible mushrooms found in Oklahoma and learn what these fungi can teach us about the environment. This […]

Nature Story Time & Sing-a-Long

Nature Play Area, Lower Park Saturday, September 24 | 10-10:30am (in English)    Sabado, 24 de Septiembre | 10:30-11am (en Espanol) Join the Park Ranger team to read books and sing songs about the outdoors and wildlife. Bring your own musical instruments to play along if you like! This program is best for ages up […]

Bird Box Building

Nature Play Area, Lower ParkSaturday, September 24 | 9-10am Come build bird boxes that will be displayed and used in Scissortail Park! Our Park Rangers will provide the supplies and expertise, and guests will assemble the boxes. No registration required, but supplies are limited. First-come, first-served. All ages are welcome, but please note hammers and […]

Guided Garden Tours

Meet at the south end of Skydance Bridge, Lower ParkSaturday, September 24 | 11am-12pmSaturday, September 24 | 2-3pm Join our horticulture team to experience the new sections of Scissortail Park on a guided walking tour. Bottled water will be provided to attendees. This program is suitable for all ages. Participants should be able to walk […]

Campfire Convos with Park Rangers

The Perch at the Boathouse, Upper ParkTuesday, October 18 | 6-7pm | Topic: Urban Green Spaces Meet us on the Perch Patio at Scissortail Park for engaging conversations with our wildlife experts on the Park Ranger team… and s’mores! These events are free and open to the public.

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 […]