Welcome to Owasso’s Great Outdoors.
Owasso is fortunate to be in one of the greenest areas of Oklahoma. Several Oklahoma State Parks are within a short drive, and Owasso offers opportunities to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including golf and other sports. The City of Owasso diligently works to expand the livability of the community for its residents.
The City of Owasso is actively working to make its streets bicycle friendly, adding bike lanes and wider sidewalks as streets are redesigned. Additionally, dedicated bike and pedestrian paths have been added, with plans for more. Among these is the 4-mile Owasso/Mohawk Trail, which connects the city to Tulsa’s Mohawk Park and the broader regional trail system.
There are several ponds nestled among Owasso’s housing subdivisions, which may contain bass, bluegill, perch and other fish species. Just make sure not to trespass on private property if you decide to throw a line in. Some of the city’s public parks also feature fishing ponds. Owasso also is not far from the Arkansas River with its many fishing spots, or from Skiatook Lake which is known for its sport fishing tournaments.
Owasso is particularly blessed with golfing opportunities. Bailey Ranch Golf Club, considered one of the most fun courses to play in the region, is a public 18-hole course with more than 400 acres of creeks, lakes, trees, thickets and grassland. Golfers enjoy the course’s challenging layout that rewards good shots.
Other golf courses in the city are the Owasso Golf and Athletic Club and The Patriot Golf Club. Owasso Golf and Athletic Club offers its members not only a championship 18-hole course, but also swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse and grill. The Patriot’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course has 19 holes (two #6s), each designed to test a player’s skill and resolve. The Patriot, recognized as one of Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses, aspires to provide a golf-centric sanctuary for local and national members who are passionate about the game.
Owasso Farmers Market
The Owasso Farmers Market makes for a great family outing on Saturday mornings, May through September, allowing residents to choose fresh produce and talk to the growers.
The YMCA offers a variety of outdoor activities, including youth soccer and baseball fields. While not outdoors, the YMCA has a recreational pool that features a lazy river, interactive water toys and a spectacular winding slide.
Downtown Redbud Festival Park
This new park in Owasso’s Downtown Redbud District serves as an open, beautiful gathering place in the heart of the city. The park includes a large lawn, pavilion and performance stage, and provides a central area where locals can congregate and enjoy events such as concerts and the farmer’s market.
Less than 10 miles south of Owasso, the Mary K. Oxley Nature Center offers over 800 secluded acres, nine miles of nature trails, and an interpretive center tucked into a corner of Mohawk Park. The nature center has more than 700 species of plants, 38 species of mammals, and has documented 263 species of birds within its footprint.
Another area jewel is the Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, 11 miles from Owasso. Redbud Valley offers a rugged one-mile trail that takes hikers through a variety of habitats, ranging from flood-plain forest and shady north-facing slopes to limestone bluffs and dry upland forest.