Explore with Kids: Scissortail Park in OKC | A Favorite Local Attraction

Scissortail Park with Kids in OKC
Photo original posted on Wichita Mom, by Ginny Ellis

Scissortail Park | Oklahoma City, OK

Scissortail Park is a family favorite park destination in the OKC Metro – we are truly lucky to have this local gem. Many feel this “urban oasis” is one of OKC’s best attractions, covering over 70 acres and extending from the core of downtown Oklahoma City to the shore of the Oklahoma River. 

This outdoor destination has beautiful landscaping, an event pavilion and stage for outdoor concerts, playground, splash park, dog park, and open area for kite-flying, ball-playing, and enjoying the sun.

photo courtesy: Wichita Mom

Location:

300 SW 7th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Hours: 

Daily: 6am-11 pm

Children’s Play Area is open dawn to dusk

Cost:

Free to enter the park. However, some of the activities and amenities charge a fee. See prices below. 

Parking:

There is some street parking nearby, some metered spaces (up to 2 hours), and parking garages at $2/hour or $10/day. See more parking info here

photo courtesy Wichita Mom

Things To Do: 

Children’s Playground

The Children’s Play Pavilion and Playground offers the opportunity for kids to burn off energy with the geometric dome climbers, large fort with a tower and slides, rope climbers and more! 

Scissortail Sprayground

*opens in spring and runs through the summer

Kids can splash around and cool off in this splash pad, located on the southeast side of the park. 

Scissortail Boathouse

The Boathouse is a gathering place for wellness programming, musical performances, private event rentals, and boat attractions. The Boathouse is located next to the Lake and the western end of the bridge. 

You can rent pedaleboats, kayaks, and canoes to get out and enjoy the lake. See pricing info here

Sports Pavilion

Located in the new Lower Park section, the Sports Pavilion provides a shady spot to enjoy a snack.

Sport Courts and Rentals

Adult and youth sport teams and tournaments, along with court rentals available. 

Where to Dine:

Park attendees can tend to their hunger cravings by visiting SPARK for “burgers, bites & cold delights” or any of the amazing food trucks on site! 


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