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Editor's Picks: Best Places to Picnic in the OKC Metro

by Brooke Barnett

Looking to enjoy some outdoor fun with your family? Pack a lunch and head to one of these beautiful places in the metro for a fun picnic with your family.

Hafer Park
9th Street & Bryant, Edmond
405-359-4630
www.edmondok.com/parks

Why we love it:This picturesque, tree-shaded park includes a fishing pond, three playgrounds, grills and plenty of picnic pavilions, tables and a gazebo. Enjoy the popular walking trail for an active after-meal activity. During the summer, enjoy Thursday evening concerts by family-friendly bands and musicians.


Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno, Oklahoma City
405-445-7080
www.myriadgardens.org

Why we love it: Nestled right in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City, the Children’s Garden at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is an oasis of fun with interactive play areas, water features, beautiful plants and ample space to enjoy nature. Plus, you can cool off in the Thunder Fountain splash pad after you eat, during warmer months.


Martin Park Nature Center
5000 West Memorial Road, Oklahoma City
405-755-0676
www.okc.gov/parks

Why we love it: Beautiful walking trails, a Pollinator’s Playground, a new education center and shady picnic pavilions make this a great natural getaway located right in the middle of the city.


Stars & Stripes Park
3701 South Lake Hefner Drive, Oklahoma City
405-297-2756
www.okc.gov/parks

Why we love it: This park, located along the south shore of scenic Lake Hefner, has lots of playground equipment and picnic tables—plus, you can enjoy watching sailboats, flying kites and feeding the ducks. You can also stretch your legs on one of the most popular walking and jogging trails in town.


Kirkpatrick Gardens at Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 N.E. 52nd Street, Oklahoma City
405-602-6664
www.sciencemuseumok.org

Why we love it: Spending the day at Science Museum Oklahoma? Adjacent to the south side of the building, you’ll find the Kirkpatrick Gardens. This outdoor sanctuary features benches and picnic tables and is the perfect way to soak in some sun while taking a break from exploring science-based fun indoors.

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