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Woodward Park, Tulsa

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Woodward Park is a 45-acre (18 ha) public park, botanical garden, and arboretum located between 21st Street and 24th Street east of South Peoria Avenue and west of South Rockford Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the Midwestern United States. The park, named for Helen Woodward, the original property owner, was established in 1929, after a lengthy court suit over ownership.

The park was designed to provide its visitors experience with a variety of horticultural subjects. It contains a number of specialty gardens, including those featuring spring flowers, tropical plants and cacti, the Tulsa Rose Garden, the Tulsa Garden Center, and the Tulsa Arboretum. The park is particularly known for its azaleas, as well as tulips, irises, dogwoods, and redbuds. The Rose Garden (established 1935) features over 9,000 roses of over 250 varieties.

The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 11, 2014 as Woodward Park and Gardens Historic District. Its areas of significance are listed as Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Education/Recreation.
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  • This is one of my favorite places to go. If you take some snacks with you (berries, crackers, or nuts), or if you're having a picnic, the squirrels will come right up to you and eat out of your hand.....  more »
  • Went by to see The Great Spirit. Beautiful statue. The park is clean and nice. Need to return and take more pictures.  more »
  • The park is beautifully well kept and maintained. It has great energy, old souls, lush plantings, I really enjoyed my walks there.  more »
  • The grounds of the museum and the landscape of the park are a definite must see destination for visitors and Tulsa natives a like.a wonderful part of Tulsa history the staff is very happy to share a part of Tulsa history. It is an excellent place for a educational experience for the kiddos. It is definitely worth checking
  • Woodward Park is a great place to go and soak in the scenery. There's not much in the way of children's play equipment minus a couple of swings and they now have the electronic scooters to get you around the park. If you are a Pokemon go player it's a great place to visit. Other than that there's a lot of green and it's a great place to perhaps have a picnic or pitch up a hammock and relax for the afternoon. They do have public restroom facilities which is nice.
  • Beautiful place! Its so peaceful and a work of art that has become a blooming masterpiece of tranquility. I frequent this place often because of the serene detail from the flowers to the grass, to the friendly squirrels. A must see place to be!
  • Sitting charmingly, disarming amidst the fair mantle of green trees and nearby rose bushes is Woodward Park. There is a reasonable amount of squirrels here though who will hunt you down and climb up your legs to steal your potato chips if you have any, so be alert. Easter can be very nice here and obviously some local churches do have Easter egg hunts here (or they did last Easter). There are some neat statues and walking through this park is like walking through nature itself with the occasional blue jay flapping wings on just a nearby branch. It is a pleasant place and one which I hope to return to from time to time. It is good for kids but they of course should still be closely supervised. There are some small playgrounds and a lot of trees. It is a good place to sit and think and bring a sketchpad.
  • This is a great urban wooded area in midtown area. Great for walks or part of urban hikes. There is play equipment for kids and restroom. Its conveniently next to the Tulsa Garden Center and the Tulsa Historical Museum.

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