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A membership at the Quail Creek Golf and Country Club is a good investment for your weekend getaways. If you enjoy playing golf then head to the 18-hole well-maintained course with amenities like practice facilities, rest stop areas, golf carts and more. Other sports activities include tennis, a swimming pool as well as fitness center. After a tiring day of play, you can head to the restaurant to feast on delicious dishes. They also offer rental spaces for social as well as private events with catering services.
Route 66 Park sits along the beautiful Lake Overholser and its main feature is the three-story Cyrus Avery Observation Tower that overlooks the scenic lake. The park is the largest in the city's park system and it's full of fun activities for the whole family. In addition to the aforementioned tower, it has a small amphitheater, walking trails, ponds and a skate park. Don't forget to check out the historic map of the 'Mother Road' in the plaza before or after your visit, it displays the 34 landmarks from Illinois to California.
Martin Park provides a little natural respite for Oklahoma City's denizens with its nearly three miles of foot trails amongst thick foliage and plenty of local fauna. Visitors can reserve nature guides who describe the region's natural history or they can come alone to enjoy the tranquility. Either option notwithstanding, the park has informational stands along the way that tell you about native plants and animals. A couple of other relaxing activities include feeding turtles in the freshwater pond or taking a moment to bird watch. Highlights for the kids include 'Prairie Dog-Town' and the 'Squirrel Observatory', both are informative and fun. Whether you are alone or with the family, an afternoon strolling through the park is a great way to unwind. Admission is free.
Chisholm Trail Park was established after a generous donation of land by Clarence and Kathryn Wright. It is one of the prominent city parks. You will find beautifully landscaped ponds with fountains throughout the park. Gazebos and a huge pavilion ensure you can enjoy picnicking. Shady walking trails, open spaces and scenic vistas add to the beauty of this place. Special events like the Christmas Light Festival and Freedom Festival come packed with concerts and other cultural activities are hosted at this park.