For hiking, nature and wildlife, visit Martin Park Nature Center at 5000 W. Memorial Rd., an oasis of calm by the busy John Kilpatrick Turnpike. The area features 2.5 miles of hiking trails cut through woods and grasslands of the 144-acre park. Visitors can see many species of animals. The park’s playground, trails and visitor’s center are accessible to those in wheelchairs, too.
For an outdoor experience closer to downtown, visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens, a 15-acre botanical garden and interactive urban park located in Downtown. One of Oklahoma City's most beloved public spaces, offering a children's garden, an off-leash dog park, as well as "splash fountains," and paths for walking and jogging.
If skateboarding or BMX is more your thing, the metro features three skate parks, including Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park, with an 11-foot half pipe and a 10-foot oververt pocket, among other obstacles and challenges.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is a local favorite. The company is now more than 30 years old, and this season will feature “Taming of the Shrew,” “Hamlet” and two modern pieces. Many of the shows are performed on the beautiful water stage at Myriad Gardens, and the season runs June through September.