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.
Check out our latest concept for the new Bentley Park!
Bentley Park Concept
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