Martin Park Nature Center, Oklahoma City

4.4
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
More than just a park, Martin Park Nature Center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages.

Guided hikes, education programs and an interactive learning center provide visitors a place to learn about nature and wildlife in a serene, suburban environment.

Park Amenities

2.5 miles of woodland trails

Visitor Center with live animals, nature learning library, restrooms

ADA Accessible INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe

Rehabilitation Courage Trail

Picnic pavilion (seats 30) – available for rentals

Nature-themed playground

The indoor restrooms are only available during Visitor Center hours. The park does not have portable restroom units or other outdoor restroom facilities available when the Visitor Center is not open. Please plan your visit accordingly.
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  • came here thinking we could go for a nice walk with my fur baby, not happening, no pets allowed here.  more »
  • It is a very tranquil place. Even when it is crowded, it feels peaceful. The hikes are nice and good for all ages. The playground is very cute!  more »
  • A pretty place for a walk with lots of level trails. I do wish they were a bit better signed. You are not going to wander off a trail but you don't always know which one you are on. A couple of signs....  more »
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  • we live in the Oklahoma city area, and martin park nature center has been a favorite with my family (parents, and brothers- now my husband, kids, and I) for many many years. we love the far away feel of the hike, and that its right in the city. the buildings are fun and informative, my kids love watching the bees. we have seen lots of different bugs, snakes, birds and other wildlife out here while hiking. there is also a pavilion for having a sack lunch, and a cool playground, for getting those little extra bits of energy out before the drive home so the kids will sleep like angels in the car. I wholeheartedly recommend this place to everyone who loves being out doors.
  • This is a really nice park, made fancier in recent years. It hides in a growing area. There are several connected trails/loops, allowing walks of varying lengths. I miss the old prairie-dog town that used to be in the middle. You can bring cat food to toss off the big bridge, and get lots of fish and turtle action. Progressively smaller fish can be found approaching/into the shallows, which vary in appearance, depending on tecent rains. Crayfish, water skimmers, tiny fish, and dragonflies populate the area. I've photographed deer from the lookout tower. Coming early increases the chance of spotting a harmless snake or bunny. Watch out for ticks, especially in the western field. Nice picnic pavilion, playground, and our kids loved the interactive exhibits in the building. Nice new lookout areas.
  • A hidden gem right in the middle of the city. The walking trails are nice and littered with charm and sometimes a little wildlife. A great family friendly place to enjoy nature. I love walking here in the early morning hours before the city wakes up. Such a peaceful atmosphere
  • So beautiful, I didn’t even feel as though I was in the city! Wildlife is abundant and the fish in the creek are abundant. I was astounded at how many there were. I ran here because there was shade, bathrooms and water. It’s a trail system that I was able to get 5 miles in on and not feel bored or crowded. There is a playground here too that is shaded and beautiful for kids. I can’t wait to go back.
  • Lots of fun for little peoples, my 6 y/o loves it here. The grounds and nature center are pretty fun, interesting and educational (if your child has the attention span for it!). Will the Mgr/Director here is a swell dude and very informative, all the folks here are good with kids. They manage and keep a relatively clean and well tended facilities. Very serene and cool place to spot the occasional turtle 🐢 and local wildlife. My family really enjoys it here and almost always time well spent. Thanks.. 😊 8/31 —- later the same day: Just a quick add here... I made the dire mistake of forgetting that they don’t allow pets of any kind ...dogs, cats, whatever animals you have… DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG here. it was brought to my attention very quickly and rather annoyingly that they don’t allow dogs there. So, don’t bring your dogs and apparently don’t even drive on the lot with a dog in your car. You will be made aware and stared down like a you’re eating an all meat burger at a vegetarian meetup. Come to think of it you probably shouldn’t even have pictures on your phone of dogs on the property so,… Just be aware and be cool. Thanks

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