The City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department facilitates 64 neighborhood and community parks, 5 recreation and community centers, a golf course and tennis center, 4 disc golf courses, a complete swim complex with waterslides, a wading pool, over 30 tennis courts and pickleball courts, and 3 special services centers, offering cultural arts and senior citizen activities.

Griffin Community Park Sports Complex includes 16 soccer fields, 14 baseball/softball fields, 4 football fields, and restroom and concession facilities.
Pavilions and shelters are available on a rental basis in several parks.

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Operating Hours
10 am - 8 pm 

All Parks

530 W. Stone Well Dr.
1909 Beaumont Drive
1641 E. Lindsey Street
2217 E Lindsey St
2001 Creighton Drive
501 Crestland Drive
2501 Queenston Avenue
2009 Timbercrest Court


Adopt-a-park logo

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.

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Details about the Adopt-A-Park Program

General Information

  • 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

Safety precautions

  • 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.

Adopted Parks

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