The City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department facilitates 64 neighborhood and community parks, four recreation and community centers, a golf course and tennis center, four disc golf courses, a complete swim complex with waterslides, a wading pool, over 30 tennis courts and pickleball courts, and three special services centers, offering cultural arts and senior citizen activities.
Griffin Community Park Sports Complex includes 16 soccer fields, 14 baseball/softball fields, four football fields, and restroom and concession facilities.
Pavilions and shelters are available on a rental basis in several parks.
Check out our latest concept for the new Bentley Park!
Bentley Park Concept
10 am - 8 pm
The Adopt-A-Park/Adopt-A-Trail Program is a volunteer program that gives the community the opportunity to work with Norman Parks and Recreation to keep its parks/trails clean and attractive. The adopter(s) will be responsible for maintaining the parks/trails by picking up litter, maintaining beautification areas, painting, spreading playground mulch and/or other task approved by the Norman Park & Recreation Department.
Details about the Adopt-A-Park Program
- Any group or organization is welcome to Adopt-A-Park/Adopt-A-Trail
- 1 year commitment of a full park or section of a park
- At least 4 events and/or projects per year
- Post-event report submitted to Parks Superintendent at Annual Report to Park board
- Children under the age of 15 must have adult supervision
- Always wear proper safety attire
- Report any hazards or vandalism to Norman PD and/or Parks and Recreation Department
- Adequately hydrate volunteers during events
- Report suspicious behavior to Norman PD
- Notify park staff once an event/project has been planned
- Do not work at night or during hazardous weather conditions
- Do not block pathways or trails
- Do not us herbicide within the limits of the park for weed maintenance on turf or beds
- Have first aid kit on hand.
Park adoption Process/ Steps/Procedures
- Fill out an application and send to Norman Parks and Recreation
- Approval by park board/small presentation
- Award certification acceptance at city council meeting/Mayor
- Signage at your Adopt-A-Park/Adopt-A-Trail
Adopting a park isn't just about work; it's about fun! Your group's time at your adopted park could include a picnic, outdoor games, or a fishing outing (in some parks). Best of all, it's an opportunity to get to know one another better. Adoptive groups are asked to:
- Pick up litter and dog droppings
- Sweep court surfaces
- Sweep ramada areas
- Clean picnic tables
- Clean and rake children's play areas
- Remove graffiti
- Plant flowers or trees, if desired (plants and planting locations must be approved)
Groups are also asked to make note of:
- Vandalism damage
- Dirty restrooms
- Buildings or structures needing repair
- Unsafe Conditions
Adoptive groups are not expected to mow grass, pull weeds, clean restrooms or perform major repairs or maintenance.
Andrews Park – Cleveland County Family YMCA
Brookhaven Park – Brookhaven Garden Club
Colonial Commons Park – Red Dirt Collective
Colonial Estates – Social Injustice League of Norman
Highland Park – The Lancaster Family
Kevin Gottshall Park – Mission Community Church
Lions Park – Momleta – Norman
Mcgeorge Park – ABLE
Oakhurst Park – Little Read Wagon
Pebble Brook Park – Pebble Brook HOA
Reaves Park – JCPenney Leadership Program and Women in Business
Saxon Park – The Saxon Wild Guard
Tulls Park – Spivey Media