Parks & Recreation

The City of Jenks has a variety of parks where residents can enjoy community events, sporting events, or a day of relaxation and fun with family and friends.  For a list of parks located throughout the City of Jenks and surrounding neighborhoods, please see the Parks & Recreation List.

PARKWEST:  Located at West Main Street and Koa Street, ParkWest has baseball, softball and football fields.  The sports fields are operated and regulated by private organizations.  Contact information:  Jenks Chamber/Youth & Adult Sports.

VETERANS PARK:  Located east of Elm Street at Date Street, Veterans Park was the official project for Jenks' 2005 Centennial Celebration.  A children's playground, picnic pavilions, restrooms, casting pond w/handicap accessible fishing docks, tree plantings and Veterans Memorial make this park ideal for family and community events.  To reserve pavilions, complete and submit a Veterans Park Reservation Form.

Fishing is allowed at Veterans Park through the "Close to Home" fishing program.  Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) stocks the pond twice a year with catfish, bass and sunfish.  From December through February, the pond is stocked with trout.  State of Oklahoma fishing regulations apply at this location.  No permit other than an Oklahoma fishing license is required.

FREE FISHING CLINICS:  ODWC coordinates educational programs that are offered to the public for free.  The Aquatic Resources Education Program promotes the sport of fishing and educates the public on aquatic resources through its free fishing clinics every summer.  Clinics are held at the Jenks Casting Pond next to the Oklahoma Aquarium; kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  For those interested in fishing or finding out what fishing is all about, the summer schedule (when available) can be found at ODWC.

JENKS AQUARIUM TRAIL:  The Jenks Aquarium Trail runs along Aquarium Drive (101st Street) from Elm Street to the Pedestrian Bridge near 96th & Riverside and provides a connection to the Tulsa River Parks & Creek Turnpike Trails systems. The Aquarium Trail also serves the Oklahoma Aquarium & Jenks Riverwalk.  For more information and maps, visit INCOG/Jenks Aquarium Trail.

JENKS ARBORETUM:  Another attraction on Aquarium Drive, across from the Oklahoma Aquarium and along the Jenks Aquarium Trail, is the Jenks Arboretum which consists of 42 different tree species.

TULSA AREA TRAIL GUIDE:  The Tulsa Area Trails System is an interconnected system of bicycle and pedestrian trails totaling more than 80 miles. The trails are maintained by the City of Tulsa Parks Dept, Tulsa Public Works Dept., Riverparks Authority, Broken Arrow Parks, Tulsa County Parks, Jenks Parks Dept., the City of Skiatook and the City of Sand Springs.  To read about each trail's characteristics and attraction, visit INCOG.

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