The best parks in Tulsa for National Walking Day

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 16:13:08-04

It's April and now that spring is in full swing many Tulsans are looking for ways to spend more time outdoors.

April 6 is National Walking Day and warm weather means many people will be out strolling in the many nice parks Tulsa has to offer.

If you have a hard time inviting people to explore Tulsa parks with dogs are welcome.

Below is a list of some of Tulsa's best parks. Enjoy your walk!



1. Lafortune Park near South Hudson Ave. (4.6 Stars, 22 Google reviews) The 270 acre midtown park has many activities on the park grounds such as tennis, golf, and basketball. Reviewers say Lafortune is a great place to spend recreational time with or without one's family.

2. Guthrie Green near Brady st. downtown Tulsa (4.5 Stars, 32 Google reviews) The sight of "Food Truck Wednesday" and live concerts and events, Guthrie Green is in the heart of downtown. The benefit of the park's location makes both the Brady District and the Blue Dome District easily accessible. Guthrie Green is a bit smaller than a traditional Tulsa park.

3. Woodward Park near South Peoria Ave. (4.5 Stars, 24 Google reviews) Woodward park is one of the greenest area parks and has multiple well kept flower gardens. Reviewers describe Woodward as “peaceful” and “beautiful.” The park, however, is only open from Monday through Sunday between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

4. Turkey Mountain along Riverside Parkway (4.6 Stars, 22 Google reviews) Turkey Mountain, frequently used as a top location to hike and mountain bike, has views overlooking Tulsa and the Arkansas River. The recent vote to pass “Proposition 3” will grant Turkey Mountain $7.6 million for improvements and preservation. The park is not recommended for young children.

5. Biscuit Acres Dog Park near E 91st and S. Yale (4.4 Stars, 21 Google reviews) Biscuit Acres Dog Park is considered one of the most well kept dog parks in all of Tulsa. Reviewers say the park's sections separating  dogs by size helps limit conflict and maintains order for complete park enjoyment. Park hours are limited however only open between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Thursday through Friday. No children under the age of 12 are allowed onto park grounds.  

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