Saturday, March 29, 2014


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Dry weather and high Oklahoma winds can only mean one thing... FIRE DANGER. Please do your part to keep our parks free from harm by not using any open flames or discarding cigarettes on our park lands. Thank you!


Rent your next event space from OKC Parks!

Looking for the perfect place for your summer birthday party, wedding or family reunion?

Parks & Recreation's party pavilions and event centers are available for year-round rental.

Contact your Parks Reservation Specialist today to find out about amenities, availability and pricing.

Call (405) 297-2756. 

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Do you have questions or comments about your OKC Parks Department? Let us know by emailing

Our staff will be happy to help you out.  

Wildlife Photography with Tom Ulrich
Acclaimed photographer Tom Ulrich is coming to Oklahoma City to share his skills and stories of adventure. 
An award-winning photographer for National Geographic, National Wildlife, Audubon, Outdoor Oklahoma, and others, Ulrich has scoured the globe in search of the perfect wildlife shot.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4  7:00 p.m.  
Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive

Ulrich will share stories of adventure and talk about some of his favorite wildlife photographs. For all ages.
Advance registration required. FREE  

SATURDAY, APRIL 5  8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive

Photographers of all skill levels can spend personal time with Ulrich as he talks about the best methods for capturing nature at its finest. During the workshop, Ulrich will answer questions about technique and camera technology. 

Cost: $50 per person, paid directly to Ulrich the day of the event. Class fee includes a copy of one of Ulrich's books.

For more information, call Martin Park Nature Center
at 755-0676. 


March 29, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. 

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 

Do you want to learn more about Oklahoma's wetlands? Then join us for this workshop to learn about the importance of wetlands in Oklahoma, as well as the flora and fauna which inhabit them. 
We'll also talk about the steps it takes to become a Master Naturalist.

Bring a dish for all to share in our potluck lunch. FREE

Register in advance! 


Space is limited so register soon.

April 12 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. FREE

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 
Space is limited! Must pre-register to attend.

Help your garden grow and conserve
water by signing up for our Rain Barrel
workshop on Saturday, April 12. Barrels and kits will be supplied to help residents create and decorate to use at home. 
Two classes are available and SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 participants each. 
Registration is required.
Register for 9:00 a.m. class.
Register for 10:30 a.m. class.
After the class, stay and play during Martin Park Nature Center's Earth Fest outdoor eco-festival. We'll have eco-friendly education and children's activities from 1-4 p.m.
Thanks to the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the City of Oklahoma's Water Utilities Trust, Sustainable OKC and Six Twelve for providing barrels, barrel plumbing kits and volunteer instruction.   
For more information, call 755-0676.

Have a day full of eco-fun during Martin Park Nature Center's EARTH FEST  

April 12 1 - 4 p.m. FREE

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial Road 
No registration required! 
Martin Park Nature Center is hosting a party for the planet and you're invited! Join us for eco-friendly fun that includes interactive education booths, kids activities, an alt-fuel vehicle display, a rain barrel give-away and more!
Education programs include:
  • Aquaponics
  • Composting with worms
  • Bee hive management
  • "Blue Thumb" water testing
  • E-citizen reporting on bird and animal migration 
Kids activities include:
  • Terrarium making
  • Creating flower pots from recycled materials
  • Bagel birdfeeders
  • Water Cycle bracelets
  • Recycle relay race
PLUS! Visits from Mother Earth, Terry the Trashasaurus, Wayne Drop and Cycler the Robot.
During Earth Fest, the OKC Storm Water Quality office will hold a raffle for a FREE rain barrel.
No registration required. Fun for all ages.
For more information, call 755-0676.

Got a question or comment for the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department? Don't hesitate to email us at, or call (405) 297-3882.


Jennifer L. McClintock
Marketing and Public Information Manager
Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department 

Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department | (405) 297-3882 | |
420 West Main Street, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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