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.