If outdoor activities are your passion, LaFortune Park is a must-see park. If the idea of a city municipal park doesn't thrill you, then LaFortune is about to change your mind. There's a Community Center on site, a pool and other attractions. During summer, activities like team sports, youth camps, exercise and art classes pick up.
Discover the last remaining 10 percent of natural prairie grass at the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve. The two-hour drive through the preserve is a nature lover's dream. You'll see grazing bison amid the 500 different plant species and great views of the city's outdoor landscape.
Embark on an underwater adventure at the Oklahoma Aquarium, where 8 exhibit galleries and attractions await featuring exotic creatures from the sea. Salt-water and fresh-water fish and animals will have you oohing and aahing. If you're feeling brave, you can feed and touch the stingrays and small sharks.
Visit the Oxley Nature Center and its more than 800 acres of natural preserves that encourage plenty of migrating birds and other creatures to stay a while. Spend some time outdoors and take a birdwatching hike, enroll in a butterfly education course and learn about the various wildlife that call the nature center home.
See the explosion of outdoor color each season at the Tulsa Garden Center. Separate gardens boast of tropical plants and cacti, others feature spring florals, and there are also concentrations of azaleas, irises, and roses throughout. The municipal rose garden itself has 9,000 roses from 250 varieties.
Come and ride, explore and have a blast on the Arkansas River, thanks to the folks at Tulsa River Parks. River Parks offers 22 miles of asphalt trails on both sides of the Arkansas River, where people hike, bike and jog along the picturesque river banks. Entertainment and other fun outdoor activities and attractions are regularly scheduled during seasonal months.
If you value creativity and diversity visit the, Tulsa Zoo, the premier family recreation destination and the leading wildlife education and conservation resource in Oklahoma.
This heavily-wooded property has miles of winding dirt trails and two large ponds, features that date back long before the land was acquired for public usage. Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area is a hidden place that one can run/bike for miles without seeing another soul.