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Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Park


There lots of fun activities for people of all ages in Oklahoma City.  Will Roger's Park is located at Portland Avenue at the corner of the 36th street. It is a historic garden, which provides visitors with horticulture programs and relaxation areas in the park. It features the Will Roger's garden where horticulture and gardening lessons are carried out annually for all visitors of all ages.

The programs offered teach the visitors on methods of maintaining the garden and horticulture. There at also special events, workshops and holiday activities that adds to the fun of the park. The classes offered for the garden and professional horticulturist teaches horticulture lessons.

About the Park

The Will Rodger's Park is a 12 hectares piece of land in Oklahoma City. It is one of Oklahoma's historical parks. Inside the garden, there is the Rose garden of 2.8 hectares, which has a collection of succulent, and cacti plants. The garden also has daylilies, iris and herbs. The garden, horticulture classes and events are held at the Garden Exhibition Building.

This being the main building at the Will Rodgers Park. The garden and the rooms in the exhibition can be rented for special events like wedding and other ceremonies at affordable prices that cater for all budgets.

Sports and Facilities

The park features a tennis center, a golf course, adult recreational center and family aquatics center. Aside from that, it remains a community garden for horticulture and gardening display. The garden also hosts Garden clubs, flower shows and sales. There is a festival held annually on the last Saturday of the month of May. The garden classes, events and shows were organized in 1921 to encourage flower conservation and to promote horticulture.

Hours of Operation

The Will Rodger's garden is open to all public and offers free admission. Admission takes place 31st of March and 1st of October from 8am to 5pm and 1st of April and 30th of September from 8am to 8pm. The garden's exhibition building is open on Monday to Friday at 8am to 5pm. Any reservations, enquiries and rental information are done by appointments. The office hours for the exhibition building are on Monday at 8am to 12pm and on Friday at 1pm to 5pm.

The garden staff works together with the horticulturist from the Oklahoma State University to facilitate Master programs for garden and horticulture for people to have the knowledge and skills for real life gardening at their homes or businesses.

It also hosts camps for the youth and family classes where they are taught about nature and outdoor activities of the world. The park's indoor facilities are usually closed on all holidays. One can check with the staff for the specific holiday dates that they do not operate.

The park well represents the community park by its unique design. It was designed by the National park service and was created by the CCC. It is unique in its own individuality because it displays horticulture and gardening designs from the past to date of homeowners. Picnics, a duck pond, amphitheatre and senior citizens center are also available in the Park for all recreational activities.

Address and Contact Information

3400 Northwest of 36th St, Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 297-1392

https://www.okc.gov/recreation/will-rogers-gardens

 

 

 

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