Martin Park Nature Center, Oklahoma City

#4 of 26 in Wildlife in Oklahoma
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
More than just a park, Martin Park Nature Center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages.

Guided hikes, education programs and an interactive learning center provide visitors a place to learn about nature and wildlife in a serene, suburban environment.

Park Amenities

2.5 miles of woodland trails

Visitor Center with live animals, nature learning library, restrooms

ADA Accessible INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe

Rehabilitation Courage Trail

Picnic pavilion (seats 30) – available for rentals

Nature-themed playground

The indoor restrooms are only available during Visitor Center hours. The park does not have portable restroom units or other outdoor restroom facilities available when the Visitor Center is not open. Please plan your visit accordingly.
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  • came here thinking we could go for a nice walk with my fur baby, not happening, no pets allowed here.  more »
  • It is a very tranquil place. Even when it is crowded, it feels peaceful. The hikes are nice and good for all ages. The playground is very cute!  more »
  • we live in the Oklahoma city area, and martin park nature center has been a favorite with my family (parents, and brothers- now my husband, kids, and I) for many many years. we love the far away feel of the hike, and that its right in the city. the buildings are fun and informative, my kids love watching the bees. we have seen lots of different bugs, snakes, birds and other wildlife out here while hiking. there is also a pavilion for having a sack lunch, and a cool playground, for getting those little extra bits of energy out before the drive home so the kids will sleep like angels in the car. I wholeheartedly recommend this place to everyone who loves being out doors.
  • This is a really nice park, made fancier in recent years. It hides in a growing area. There are several connected trails/loops, allowing walks of varying lengths. I miss the old prairie-dog town that used to be in the middle. You can bring cat food to toss off the big bridge, and get lots of fish and turtle action. Progressively smaller fish can be found approaching/into the shallows, which vary in appearance, depending on tecent rains. Crayfish, water skimmers, tiny fish, and dragonflies populate the area. I've photographed deer from the lookout tower. Coming early increases the chance of spotting a harmless snake or bunny. Watch out for ticks, especially in the western field. Nice picnic pavilion, playground, and our kids loved the interactive exhibits in the building. Nice new lookout areas.
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