With the success of Grand Opening Weekend now a part of Oklahoma City history, the events team at Scissortail Park has put together a line-up of ongoing, free events and activities with something for everyone in the Park this October.
Each Saturday join our horticulture team from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn for a Fall Market. Nearly 40 local vendors will be onsite offering everything from alpaca yarn, to craft beer, honey, herb plants, fall flowers, fruit from a no-spray orchard and much more. Daffodil bulbs will also be on sale, along with other Park-related merchandise.
For health and wellness practitioners, Gold’s Gym is presenting a free yoga class on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. This great, all-levels class is designed for ages 18 and up and is led by instructors from Gold’ Gym. Participants should check-in at the Boathouse Pavilion each week, and bring a yoga mat and water. Class locations will vary and late arrivals are not accepted five minutes in to class.
In addition, an all-levels boot camp, also presented by Gold’s Gym, is offered on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Check-in is at the Boathouse Pavilion and participants are asked to bring mats and dumbbells, although equipment will be provided by class instructors. Put on your workout gear, bring some water and amp up your fitness at Boathouse Boot Camp.
A variety of story times for children called ScissorTales are planned at the Playground and Play Pavilion. Bilingual ScissorTales are on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and feature stories, sing-a-long songs and a related, free craft. This activity is best for children ages 5 and under and they must be accompanied by an adult. On Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. children of all abilities can spend an hour hearing stories, singing songs, moving around and participating in a free craft. The Del City Puppet Theater will make a special appearance on Thursday, October 24 at 4 p.m.
For information on all of the events described above, go to scissortailpark.org.
The new Scissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City. This public space is part of the MAPS 3 program that envisions a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future. Every detail is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration and inspiration.
Scissortail Park features a variety of engaging experiences within 70 urban acres ranging from ornamental gardens and woodlands, to a lake and boathouse, children’s playground, grand promenade, water features, outdoor roller rink, an enclosed dog park, interactive fountain and much more.
Designed by one of the foremost landscape architecture planning firms in the world, Hargreaves Associates, the Park is also a horticultural tapestry of native prairie grasses, lush flower gardens and tree-lined walkways. Together we have created something spectacular. For everyone.
Scissortail Park is managed by Scissortail Park Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.