Parks Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to plan, secure, develop, and maintain recreational areas within the City of Owasso. This ensures that the citizens of Owasso will continue to have recreational amenities to complement a quality of life that is unmatched in our area.


Over the last five (5) years, the City has been evaluating solutions to the erosion and deterioration of portions of the Elm Creek Park pond. 

We examined a variety of possibilities, knowing it is imperative we address these challenges for long term stability. 

Furthermore, the City’s master plan includes a renovation of the Elm Creek playground. Due to the age of the current playground equipment, as well as safety concerns, we believe it is in the best interest of the City as well as all park patrons to remove the existing playground equipment. The playground equipment will be replaced with a more modern, upgraded feature.  

We are excited to announce that we have begun the renovations to Elm Creek Park. For safety reasons, Elm Creek Park will be closed for the duration of the renovations.

UPDATE 7/21/21

Owasso’s Recreation and Culture Department appreciates and values the opportunity to provide fun and safe areas for people to gather and celebrate their lives. Our community parks are one of these frequented locations where we see that the most. As we add upgrades and develop for the future, construction delays and park downtime are necessary consequences to reaching these goals. We understand the frustration and disappointment it causes our citizens when deadlines are not met, and extensions are required.

Sincerely, we, too, feel the same and want nothing more than to complete the projects. Unfortunately, unavoidable circumstances do arise, and we have to adjust. Our objective in these instances is to communicate the status of the projects and update the community as information becomes available.

Elm Creek Park renovations have not been completed due to several unavoidable situations, such as:

  • Stabilization of the pond bank has been delayed due to additional requirements to the out-flow structure discovered once the contractors drained the pond. Once the structure has been built and installed, the remaining portion of the stabilization should move pretty quickly.
  • The construction delay of the new playground is a result of the shortage and unavailability of resin used in the glue to fabricate the walking surface of the structure. Once contractors locate a vendor to supply this necessary ingredient, they will install the surface, and the playground will be completed very quickly.

We will continue to update as information is received, or you can call the Recreation and Culture Department for specific questions. Thank you so much for being so patient.              

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Recreation and Culture Department at 918.376.1529 

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  1. David Warren

    Parks Superintendent
    Phone: 918-272-4950

  2. Elishya Cook

    Administrative Manager
    Phone: 918-376-1529

  3. Tina Mushrush

    Rental Facilities Permit Clerk
    Phone: 918-376-1539

  4. Recreation and Culture

    Physical Address
    200 S Main
    Owasso, OK 74055


  5. Parks Department

    Physical Address
    9902 N 145th E Avenue
    Owasso, OK 74055


    Phone: 918-272-4950