The Best OKC Attractions-Scissortail Park

Scissortail Park is truly one of the best OKC attractions! This oasis in downtown OKC offers beautiful landscaping, a concert venue, playground, sprayground fountains, outdoor roller rink, boathouse with paddleboats & kayaks, and a great place for the community to come together!

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Scissortail Park Café & Food Trucks

Scissortail Park Cafe
Cafe Spark

When we arrived at Scissortail Park, it was time for lunch, so we headed straight to the food trucks! It was a weekday, so there were only a few options, but we were happy with our choices. The kids decided on Spunkie’s Soul Food, while the hubby and I opted for burgers from All Time Burger Bistro. We sat under the awning of Café Spark to eat our lunch, but it didn’t seem like it was open. We could see some vending machines inside, but we didn’t see any people in the building.

Scissortail Park Food Trucks
We loved the food trucks!

Scissortail Park Love’s Stage and Great Lawn

Loves Stage and Great Lawn
Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn

At the Love’s Stage, some people were setting up for a concert to be held later that evening. The Great Lawn is a sprawling green space that is perfectly designed around the Love’s Stage to provide an unobstructed view for the entire audience. The slope of the hill creates almost an amphitheater-type setting for guests to enjoy fabulous music and other arts (even the ballet!) in a peaceful outdoor setting.

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Scissortail Park Great Lawn

Scissortail Park Promenade

Scissortail Park Promenade
Scissortail Park Promenade

The Promenade stretches all the way from Oklahoma City BLVD to the Skydance Bridge. As you stroll along the path, you can take in the gorgeous Great Lawn, stop for a picnic, let the kids play on the playgrounds, cool off in the fountains, and even stop by the Sky Rink for a little roller skating outdoor-style!

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Scissortail Park Gardens

Scissortail Park Gardens
Scissortail Park Gardens

The gardens all over Scissortail Park are just stunning! From the wildflowers to the prairie grasses, all of the landscaping is authentically Oklahoman. It made me proud to see several groundskeepers taking meticulous care of this beautiful green space that has added so much character to OKC!

Scissortail Park Gardens
You might even be able to imagine you’re out in the country in a field of wildflowers!

Scissortail Park Playgrounds

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Scissortail Park Playground

There is no shortage of fun for the kids at Scissortail Park! My own kids are a little big to enjoy the playgrounds now, so I didn’t get to see them up close. I didn’t want to be the weird adult walking into the play area and taking pictures while other people’s kids were playing, so I just tried to get a few shots from a distance. The slide tower and climbing spider looked like a ton of fun!

Scissortail Park Playground
Scissortail Park Playground

Scissortail Park Picnic Areas

Scissortail Park Picnic Area
Scissortail Park Picnic Area

Several shaded picnic areas line the Promenade as you reach the playground and sprayground areas, providing a great place for families to take a break for lunch. You can even rent an area to have birthday parties or other events!

Scissortail Park Sprayground