Spring at Scissortail Park

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OKLAHOMA CITY – From the introduction of new lawn games to a full week of activities for Spring Break, Scissortail Park will be the place to be in Oklahoma City this month. A number of activities have been added to the March calendar at Scissortail Park. 

Game Zone
Beginning Saturday, March 7, guests coming to Scissortail Park can borrow various lawn games at the Game Zone. Each Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m., Park guests can check out lawn games including kubb, Crossnet, bocce ball, badminton, volleyball, chess, cornhole, Frisbee®, hula hoops, jump ropes, and spike ball. Game checkout is located on the southeast corner of the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn near the hill and promenade. 

St. Pat’s in the Park
Saturday, March 14, Scissortail Park will host a free, outdoor celebration for families featuring Celtic music, Irish dancing by the McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma, a free concert by Drive, and a special performance by the Oklahoma Fire Pipes and Drums. Green beer will also be available for purchase. 

Come out and follow the Oklahoma Fire Pipes and Drums at 2 p.m. as they start their march to the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn from the top of The Hill. Donations being accepted to help send Oklahoma Fire Pipes and Drums to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Saturday, March 14 | Performance Schedule
2 p.m. Oklahoma Fire Pipes and Drums
3 p.m. McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma
4 p.m. Drive

Spring Break in the Park
Free daily activities from Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21 for Spring Break.

Daily Activities | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday: Chalk Art at the Play Pavilion
Tuesday: Rolling Thunder Book Bus and Reading Time Out at the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn
  – The first 100 participants to visit the Rolling Thunder Book Bus will receive one free book.
Wednesday: Recycle and Create at the Play Pavilion
Thursday: Meet a Horticulturist and Plant a Pot at the Play Pavilion
Friday: Hula Hooping at the Play Pavilion

All Week | Various Times
Game Zone open from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn

Boat Rentals open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Scissortail Boathouse
  – $12 per boat, up to 4 passengers per boat
  – Boat rentals are weather permitting

Food Trucks open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Picnic Grove on Robinson Avenue

The Escape OKC game truck at the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  – 30-minute game, 2 – 8 players per game
  – $10 per person or $40 per group of four or more (prices may vary)
  – Pre-registration coming soon

Sidewalk Astronomy
Join the Oklahoma Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing in the Park on Friday, March 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Volunteers from O.A.C. will be on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn with a number of telescopes to highlight different planets, stars, and features in the sky. O.A.C. volunteers are available to answer questions about space or astronomy. Event is weather permitting. 

Daffodil Dash – NEW DATE
Late last fall Scissortail Park horticulture staff and volunteers planted 40,000 daffodil bulbs throughout the Park. In anticipation of their spring arrival, the Park will host the inaugural Daffodil Dash, a 1k themed walk Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Scissortail Park horticulture team will lead the walk beginning at 11 a.m. The starting line is the Promenade entrance located at the corner of Oklahoma City Boulevard and South Robinson Avenue. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite yellow flower or create an entire ensemble in yellow for fun and prizes. There are costume/themed-dress contest prizes for individuals as well as dogs.

Other activities include sack races categorized by age in the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn area, pinwheel decorating, hat decorating contests, flower sales, face painters, flower balloon artists, lawn games, music, food trucks, and more.

For information on these events and more coming to the Park, visit ScissortailPark.org

 

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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.

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