Three best Picnic Spots in the Tulsa area

July 30, 2018

My kids love the idea of going on a picnic, so we pack up what seems like half of our refrigerator a few times a year and head out to one of our favorite T-town picnic spots.

We’re lucky to have so many great picnic spots to choose from! Here’s my family’s list of top three picnic spots in the Tulsa area:

Location: Woodward Park, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, OK. 74114

Features: This picnic spot has wide open spaces to bring a blanket and your imagination! There are a number of garden areas to explore and some local wild life to see! The Linnaeus Teaching Garden has a visitor's barn with free activities and hands-on tables with crafts, puzzles and books to interest children of all ages. 

The Linnaeus Teaching Garden is free and open to the public from March to early December, Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-4pm.

What my kids love: Learning about nature and having a fun change of scenery.

What I love: The beautiful rose garden! I also like being able to go to a park without always having to push a swing! Let the kid's imagination run wild!

Location: Bentley Park, 8505 E 148th St. S, Bixby, OK 74008

Features: The splash pad is fun through the summer months, but the large playground area is open year round. During the cooler months, it is a great place to let the kids cut loose and release some energy! The complex is also home to baseball, softball and soccer fields.

What my kids love: The huge playground and splash pad!

What I love: The playground was designed to cater to all ages. My 9, 6 and 2 year olds can all find things they love.

Location: Guthrie Green, 111 E Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Features: This little gem is in the middle of downtown Tulsa. It has tons to offer families. Story Time in the Park, Fitness on the Green and Food Truck Wednesday to name a few. On Wednesdays, you can ditch the picnic basket and check out some local food trucks between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. They have live music, fresh air and an amazing food truck line-up that changes monthly.

What my kids love: The cool downtown vibe that is a little different than the normal suburban picnic.

What I love: The food trucks!

That’s my family’s list, but I bet your family has their own favorite Tulsa picnic spots! I’d love to know where they are. Drop me a line on Facebook or email me at

Have a great time on your picnic adventure, and remember...don’t forget the napkins!