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Stillwater has many parks and playgrounds for families to take their fun outside. Pack for a picnic, take a stroll, fly a kite or explore the playgrounds and swing sets! Check out the playgrounds and parks below and plan your next family activity outdoors!
Stillwater Parks with Playgounds:
Babcock Park – A 69-acre park located on the corner of Babcock and 19th Avenue that has a playground recommended for 5 to 12 year olds; picnic shelter; three lighted ball fields; one soccer field and five practice soccer fields. Babcock Park hosts several baseball and softball tournaments during the spring and summer.
Boomer Park – A 381-acre park located on Washington Street between Airport Road and Lakeview Road, it consists of six picnic shelters; a playground with two separate play areas, one recommended for 2 to 5 year olds and the other recommended for 5 to 12 year olds; 2 restroom facilities; sun deck; tennis courts; boat dock; fishing; large grassy areas and disc golf, and 3.0 miles of the Kameoka Trail, which completely encircles the lake. Boomer Park is the location of the Boomer Blast – the City’s annual 4th of July celebration, the Payne County Veterans’ Memorial, where numerous ceremonies are held, and the David L. Payne Memorial, a tribute to Payne County and Stillwater’s founding father.
Couch Park – a 55-acre park located at east 12th Avenue and Alcott Drive. This park has a senior citizens center; three ball fields; the high school football stadium; picnic shelters; city pool; tennis courts; 0.5 mile walking trail; a playground recommended for 5 to 12 year olds; restroom facilities and grassed play areas. Couch Park is the site of the Arts & Heritage Festival every April, the Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Pioneer Senior Olympics both in August.
Strickland Park – an 11-acre park located in the heart of Stillwater on Main Street. It includes playgrounds recommended for 5 to 12 year olds, which is Stillwater’s only playground that is wheelchair accessible; four lighted little league baseball fields and a skate park. Strickland is the site of numerous ball tournaments throughout the spring and summer and is the location of Farmer’s Market, open Wednesday and Saturday mornings, April through November.
Southern Woods Park – this new and improved playground is located at the corner of Hester Street and 12th Avenue. Southern Woods' playground, which was more than 15 years old, was flipped by the City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation Department. The brightly colored structures include an infinity web climber and a composite playground with a nine-foot tall deck and multiple slides (the tallest playground equipment in Stillwater) for children 5 to 12. The tot-lot for ages 2 to 5 features the first canopy-covered playground in Stillwater. It includes three unique structures that are ADA accessible and compliant with current safety standards.
Hoyt Grove Park – a 45-acre park located across from Couch Park on 12th Avenue. This park is the trail head for the Kameoka Trail, named in honor of Stillwater’s Sister City – Kameoka, Japan. It also has a practice ball field and a disc golf course.
Sanborn Park – a 58-acre park located across from Stillwater Municipal Airport on Airport Road. This park has an 11-acre lake that is the site of Audubon Nature Day and Cub Scout Day Camp, fishing opportunities and a nature trail. It also has five light softball fields with concessions and restroom facilities.
Whittenburg Park – an 85-acre ball field complex located across from the City owned Lakeside Golf Course on north Highway 177. This park has three lighted baseball fields, which double as little league soccer fields during the baseball off season. This is the site of an 11-acre lake for shore fishing only, and numerous baseball tournaments during the spring and summer.
For more information about the City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation Department, please call 405.747.8070.