Don’t Miss Out! OKCMB Park Hops 2018

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School is almost out and summer is right around the corner!  It’s the perfect time to make new friends, and spend some time outside! We would love for you to join us and our Neighborhood Playgroups for our SECOND annual summer park hop series! Park Hops are free play dates for mamas and kids of all ages! We will be meeting throughout the June and July months at some of the best parks and splash pads in OKC and the surrounding areas!  The park hops are open to all caregivers, moms, dads, and their children, and the first 20 kiddos at each park hop will receive a free gift!

You will be able to find information on each event on our neighborhood playgroup Facebook pages!  All park hop events will be FREE, but please be sure to RSVP on the event page so we can prepare to make each event fun for everyone in attendance. To choose our park hop locations, we asked moms all around the metro for recommendations of their FAVORITE local parks.  You’re welcome to come to any and all of our park hop meet ups. We hope you have a chance to meet some new mama friends as well as discover some new favorite outdoor play places around OKC!

Park Hop Schedule

In the event of bad weather, cancellations will be posted on the event Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 5 | 9:00-10:30am (Midwest/Del City)

Tinker Bicentennial Park –  This Dinosaur themed park is a favorite for local mamas!  The park offers two playgrounds (one for toddlers and one for big kids) along with a small walking trail and views of the airplanes at Tinker!  There is even a Welcome Center with gift shop and (super clean) bathrooms on site!  

Thursday, June 14 | 9:00-10:30 am (SOKC/Moore)

Little River Park – This park is AMAZING!  This new pirate themed splash pad and playground will keep all of your littles entertained!  We’ll start at the playground and hit the splash pad as soon as the water turns on!  If you haven’t been to this park, click that link and check it out!! You’ll definitely want to join!

Wednesday, June 20 | 9:00-10:30 (Jones/Choctaw)

Alexis Clark Water Park (Choctaw) –It’s HOT outside, so let’s cool down!  Lather up your sunscreen and come ready to play in the water at the splash pad at Bouse Park!  There are shaded benches and picnic tables for mamas who prefer to stay dry!

Monday, June 25 | 9:00-10:30am (Norman)

Andrews Park – This park features a splash pad for the kiddos who want to cool off and play in the water along with a playground for those who prefer to stay dry!  

Saturday, July 7 | 9:00-10:30am (Mustang/Yukon)

Route 66 Park –  Located on the west side of Lake Overholser, Route 66 Park features lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors!  A fun playground, watchtower, and walking trails give the kids plenty of room to explore! 

Friday, July 13 | 9:00-10:30m (OKC Metro)

Stars and Stripes Park – Meet us at Stars and Stripes park near Lake Hefner! This park features a large playground as well as a side walk perfect for scooters, bikes, and strollers.  

Tuesday, July 17 | 9:00-10:30am (Piedmont)

Piedmont Community Park – This BRAND new park was built and funded by the Piedmont Park Project. Residents came together to build this amazing new park and splash pad for the community to enjoy, and it’s FINALLY open!! We can’t wait to check it out and celebrate the opening this summer!  

Thursday, July 26 | 9:00-10:30am (Edmond)

St. Mary’s Episcopal School Playground – St. Mary’s is generously sponsoring our Edmond playdate!  We will have private access to their amazing SHADED playground.  St. Mary’s will also be providing sidewalk chalk and popsicles for all in attendance! 

Saturday, July 28 | 9:00-10:30am (Dads)

Martin Park Nature Center – Our newest neighborhood playgroup is for OKC area dads!  Perfect for both stay at home or working dads, this group meets mostly on the weekend! For this park hop, you can send dad with the kids, or make this play date family time- moms are welcome to attend, too!

We are so excited to spend the summer with you!  Make sure you have joined your Neighborhood Playgroup for details and reminders about the park hops as well as other opportunities for fun meet ups with moms and littles in your area!

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Becky Walker
I fell in love with my husband, Dustin, when I was a wide eyed 15 year old. I have been a mostly loving wife since June 5, 2010, and a mom since February 16, 2012. I live right by Tinker AFB, and I have three little ones- Lyla, 6, Karrick, 2, and our bonus baby Juliet, almost 1 year old! Along with serving as Community Engagement Manager for OKCMB, I work part time from the closet under our stairs teaching English to Chinese students early in the morning! The most relaxing part of my day is when I drink my whole cup of coffee -HOT- while it’s still dark, and the rest of my house is still and quiet. During the day, the kids and I are out and about, exploring the city and avoiding the laundry. I do my very best to run a happy and healthy household for my husband and the little people God has entrusted to me.

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