Will Rogers Gardens
With formal paths and walkways, the Will Rogers Gardens transport visitors to a gentler time without leaving Oklahoma City limits. The Ed Lycan Conservatory is a 1920s Lord & Burnham houses one of the state's largest collections of cacti and succulents. It serves as a rental venue for weddings and special events. Within the Charles E. Sparks Color Garden walls, visitors are surrounded by thousands of annuals and perennial plantings, which serve as a demonstration to homeowners. The Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum features both native trees and special varieties rarely found in Oklahoma. Visitors can even sign up for a gardening, exploration or tree planting classes offered for a fee at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.
Adjacent to the Gardens, the OKC Tennis Center features 24 lighted outdoor courts and a full service pro shop. For outdoor family fun, a Family Aquatic Center, playground and 18-hole disc golf course will fit the bill. The park also features picnic tables and grills, group picnic shelters, a duck pond, an outdoor amphitheater and a Senior Citizens Center. Admission is free to horticultural gardens and disc golf. Moderate fees may apply for tennis and swimming.
Exhibition center hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm.