Parks & Recreation
Quality of life is one of the finest features of Jenks. Whether it’s golfing, bicycling, shopping or cheering on the home team at a high school game – Jenks has it all.
Park West, which is located east of Elm on 101st Street is home to a large sports complex that features 16 baseball fields, 4 girls’ softball fields, and a football field for little leaguers.
Veterans Park, which is 19 acres, is located east of Elm Street at Date Street, was the official project for the Jenks Centennial Celebration in 2005. In 2006, construction was completed on picnic pavilions, a Veterans Memorial, state-of-the-art children’s playground, and restrooms. Construction is continuing on the casting pond with fishing docks, and walking trails. The park is designed to be a used by our residents for family outings and gatherings, and community events.
For the golf enthusiast, South Lakes Golf Course, a Tulsa county owned public 18-hole course, provides a great place to unwind and perfect a swing. The course includes a driving range, pro shop, and snack bar/restaurant.
Walking trails can be found in many of the neighborhoods across Jenks. In addition, the Tulsa River Parks trail system links to the Jenks Pedestrian Bridge and the Jenks Trails offering easy access for bicyclists, walkers, and joggers. Jenks also features a nature trail, which is located at Park West.
The Glenpool-Jenks Community Center, which is located at 135th & S. Elm, opened mid 2006. Funded by Vision 2025 – a Tulsa County sales tax initiative, the center hosts a large array of activity opportunities such as weight and exercise room, an outdoor swimming pool, general recreational activities and meeting rooms. Children can enjoy the spray park at Central Park, 100 N. Elm.
The Jenks Library, a branch of the Tulsa City-County Library System is open six days a week and provides a wide range of informational resources and materials including books, newspapers, magazines, audiocassettes, videocassettes, CD-ROM, and computer software. Major services include library material checkout, reader’s advisory and reference assistance, access to the Tulsa County Library’s online services, intra-library loan and a meeting area.
VETERAN’S PARK COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS
To commemorate the dedication to their country, the American Legion – Post 95 of Jenks, is offering personalized bricks for sale. The bricks will be located at the Veterans Park Memorial in Veterans Park, S. Birch St. Buy a brick for yourself, a loved one, a relative or a friend, anyone you chose as long as they have served our country in the Armed Forces. Each Brick is $40.