The first phase of Oklahoma City's newest, 40-acre urban park is now open! You can enjoy fun on the lake, live music events, children's playgrounds, a relaxing lounge on the lawn or stroll through the gardens and groves.
Scissortail Park: What to Know Before You Go
Scissortail Park is located at 300 SW 7th, between Hudson and Robinson. Metered parking is available around the perimeter and just south of the park. Parking will be limited so alternative transportation is encouraged—scooters, rideshare services, biking or walking, and the Streetcar system are all good options. Hop on the Oklahoma City Streetcar at any of the stops and ride to the Scissortail Park stop on the northeast corner of the park for just $1 per ride. Use this map to help determine your best route.
What to Do
No matter what you choose to do at the new downtown park, you’re bound to have a good time. Scissortail Park is open from 6 am-11 pm daily, with the Children’s Park area closing at dusk. The park will feature a plethora of native prairie grasses, lush flower gardens and tree-lined walkways, so explore all the foliage by taking a stroll through the 40-acre park. For adventure seekers, head to the boathouse on Scissortail Lake to rent pedal boats or catch a concert on the Great Lawn at the six-acre outdoor venue. The boathouse includes a concession stand for grab-and-go food, public restrooms and a large shaded patio. Guests can rent pedal boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on the 3.7-acre lake. The Love’s Travel Stops Stage will host a variety of concerts throughout the year, holding up to 15,000 people on the Great Lawn.
Pack a bite to eat and head to the picnic grove for a scenic, shaded lunch. Next to the picnic grove is the interactive fountains and children’s playground that includes a net lens, geometric dome climbers, children’s gardens and a large fort with a tower and slides. There’s something for everyone at Scissortail Park, including dogs. The dog park is located on the southwest corner of the park, just south of Scissortail Lake.
With an additional 30-acres of the park opening in 2020 and many more activities to come, this only scratches the surface of all there is to see and do at Scissortail Park.