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 view the Parks and Recreation list (PDF).
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.
Barkwest DOG PARK
Located near the Parkwest athletic fields, Barkwest is a 3-acre public dog park with fenced areas for small and large dogs, sitting areas and water fountains.
Located east of Elm Street at Date Street, Veterans Park was the official project for Jenks' 2005 Centennial Celebration. The following make this park ideal for family and community events:
- Casting pond with handicap accessible fishing docks
- Children's playground
- Picnic pavilions
- Tree plantings
- Veterans Memorial
To reserve pavilions, complete and submit a Veterans Park Reservation Form.
SKATE PARK AT VEterans Park
Located at the west end of Veterans Park is an 8,000 square foot skate park for skateboards, bicycles and scooters.
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 (PDF) 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 and Riverside and provides a connection to the Tulsa River Parks and Creek Turnpike Trails systems. The Aquarium Trail also serves the Oklahoma Aquarium and Jenks Riverwalk. For more information and maps, visit INCOG/Jenks Aquarium Trail.
The Tulsa Area Trails System (PDF) is an interconnected system of bicycle and pedestrian trails totaling more than 80 miles. The trails are maintained by the:
- Broken Arrow Parks
- City of Sand Springs
- City of Skiatook
- City of Tulsa Parks Department
- Jenks Parks Department
- Riverparks Authority
- Tulsa County Parks
- Tulsa Public Works Department
To read about each trail's characteristics and attraction, visit INCOG.