8 Playgrounds Worth Driving Out of Your Way to Visit in OKC & Beyond

If you’re like us, you like to mix things up and find fun new ways to help the kiddos get their energy out! We are lucky to have some great parks and playgrounds around the OKC Metro, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. We decided to round up a few that require a bit of a drive – no more than 2 hours. And for those that are a bit of a drive, there is plenty to do around the area for a fun family day trip.

Whether it’s near or far, these Oklahoma playgrounds are worth driving out of your way to see!

Oklahoma Playgrounds Worth Driving Out of Your Way to Visit

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courtesy of Myriad Botanical Gardens | Children’s Garden

Myriad Children’s Garden and Playground | OKC

This is one of our local favorites of course. This cute playground is tucked away in the southwest corner of Myriad Gardens, along with Mo’s Carousel, Thunder Fountain, and the Children’s Porch. Explore the fun-filled bamboo hedge maze or relax on our cozy story porch before testing yourself on challenging climbing structures and adaptive playgrounds!

301 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Bethany All Abilities Playground | Bethany, OK (20 minute drive)

We love this park! Created with kids of all ages and abilities, this park lives up to the name. With a rubber surface and bright colored play equipment, this playground is a favorite for many reasons. Bonus: it’s near the quaint town library which is also worth a visit with little ones. 

6703 NW 34th St
Bethany, Oklahoma

Route 66 Park | Lake Overholser (20 minute drive)

Sitting along OKC’s Lake Overholser, this 148-acre park features three ponds and walking trails. Plus, it has the largest playground in the city along with the Cyrus Avery Observation Tower. And don’t forget to check out the Route 66 Plaza, where an oversized map traces the eight-state expanse of Route 66, from Illinois to California. 

9901 NW 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK


Piedmont with Kids
photo credit: https://www.piedmont-ok.gov (Piedmont Community Park)

Piedmont Community Park & Playground | Piedmont, OK (30 minute drive)

Playground and Sprayground – Another amazing park! This one has all the coolest swings and a huge wooden climbing structure with separate toddler area that is also really big. This one is totally worth the drive. And be sure to explore Piedmont while you are there!

130 Gooder Simpson Blvd.
Piedmont, OK


KidSpace Park City |
KidSpace Park City | courtesy of City of Shawnee, OK

KidSpace Park | Shawnee, OK (40 minute drive)

Surrounded by miles of trails in this 7.6 acre park, families can expect two play grounds with slides and climbing structures – and a section for kids ages 2-5 and another for ages 5-12 – a ninja course, a basketball court, two pickle ball courts, and plenty of shaded areas for parents! 

1423 N Center Ave.
Shawnee, OK

Red Bud Park | Marlow, OK (1 hour, 15 minute drive)

Expanding ten city blocks, this park features a community center, picnic areas, horseshoe pits, and a splash pad for the kids and other features for exploring. But kiddos’ favorite part is “The Hideout”, a 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art Western style playground!

112 N Elm St
Marlow, OK 73055

Best Playgrounds OKC & BeyondGathering Place | Tulsa, OK (1 hour, 30 minute drive)

Gathering Place was voted USA Today’s Best City Park in 2021, and Best New Attraction in 2019, and it’s no surprise why! With over 120 feet of suspension bridges, the Chapman Adventure Playground (5 acres of “kid kingdom”), towers, slides, climbing features, splash features, play gardens, sand lot, and more. This park is absolutely worth the drive, and Tulsa has so much to do. A great day trip!

2650 S John Williams Way E
Tulsa, OK 74114

Adventure Quest Playground Leonardo’s Children’s Museum | Enid, OK (1 hour, 45 minute drive)

​Adventure Quest is Leonardo’s Children’s Museum’s outdoor science playground. The three-story wooden castle features bridges, slides, swings, mazes, a water table, dinosaur dig, and tot lot designed to spark the imagination of the young and young at heart. Today, it remains the world’s largest community built outdoor playground! 

200 E Maple Ave
Enid, OK 73701


For more parks with playgrounds (and spray grounds), check out our 17 Best Parks in OKC Metro Resource

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