Route 66 Park Oklahoma City

On the shores of Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City you will find Route 66 Park. The park is located on the west side of the lake at 9901 NW 23.

From the Observation Tower, visitors can get a sweeping, panoramic view the 148-acre Park's three ponds and Lake Overholser. Lake Overholser is the city's oldest reservoir, built in 1919 to provide water to a treatment plant still operating at NW 6 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

This park features the largest playground in the Oklahoma City Parks Department. We found the Route 66 Park a great place for the kids to play and also to learn a little history about the Mother Road. The Route 66 Plaza at the park depicts the route between Chicago and Santa Monica and highlights 34 landmarks along the way. The park also features an three-story high observation tower that allows scenic views of Lake Overholser, ample walking trails, and several ponds with wetland boardwalks and bridges.

Park features include:

  • The Parks and Recreation Department's largest playground
  • Cyrus Avery Observation Tower (three stories tall)
    Named for visionary Cyrus Avery, a Tulsan who, in the 1920s was a driving force behind the 2448-mile transcontinental highway.
  • Route 66 Plaza
  • Small amphitheatre (accommodates 80 - 100 people seated)
  • Approximately one mile of winding walking trails
  • Three ponds containing wetland boardwalks, bridges, plantings and interpretive signage
  • Covered picnic pavilion

A stamped map depicting the historic Mother Road's route from Chicago to Santa Monica is featured in the park's Route 66 Plaza. Thirty-four landmarks from Lincoln's birthplace in Springfield to the Harvey House in Barstow, California are featured along the eight-state map. You can't help but hum Nat King Cole as you walk the route that inspired the catching song.

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Food truck park, bar to pay tribute to Route 66 - Springfield News-Leader
Food truck park, bar to pay tribute to Route 66  Springfield News-Leader

A food truck park and diner are slated to open later this year on the path of historic Route 66 in Springfield. Kirk Wheeler has had his own businesses on St.

Route 66 Food Truck Park & Diner in the Works - 417mag
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Diner in the Works  417mag

Springfield, MO will soon be home to a new Route 66 Food Truck Park & Diner featuring ten food truck sites and a diner showcasing Route 66 memorabilia and ...

Yukon bicycle trail leads to Oklahoma City trails - NewsOK.com
Yukon bicycle trail leads to Oklahoma City trails  NewsOK.com

YUKON — Along a portion of State Highway 66 in Yukon, a new bicycle trail is being built to connect the suburban community with the Oklahoma City parks ...

Man arrested in fatal stabbing off Route 66 in Flagstaff - AZCentral
Man arrested in fatal stabbing off Route 66 in Flagstaff  AZCentral

Witnesses reported hearing argument in the wooded area near the shopping center.

NJ Traffic: Two-car wreck creates havoc on Route 66 at Jumping Brook Road in Neptune - Asbury Park Press
NJ Traffic: Two-car wreck creates havoc on Route 66 at Jumping Brook Road in Neptune  Asbury Park Press

A two-car crash at the intersection of Route 66 and Jumping Brook Road Saturday is causing delays on both roads.

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