Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.
 

Adult (18+)

Sat 08/08/20  Fall Gardening in Small Spaces
Event ID: 31835
August is the time to start planting your fall vegetable garden. Learn how to garden in a small space to produce an abundance of excellent produce for your family. Learn the best vegetable selections for Oklahoma and how to plant in limited space.
 
Sat Aug 8 9:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
 
Ages: Adult
Cost: $5
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Sat 08/15/20  Summer Garden Walk
Event ID: 31892
Tour the gardens while in full bloom! We will serve some refreshing Hibiscus tea and take a leisurely tour through the gardens and learn which plants thrive in the heat of summer. This is a great opportunity to get some of the names of plants to use in your own flower beds at home for next summer.
 
Sat, Aug 15 8:00am - 9:30am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 18+ yrs.
Cost: $5
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Sat 08/22/20  Creating your Own Personalized Garden Space
Event ID:33037
This presentation is about bringing your own self joy and happiness by way of nature reproducing itself by plants.  Why wait to buy a plant in the spring, this can be expensive and time consuming to find that particular species.  Collect your own seeds, make your own storage system and grow the flowers that you really like and succeed just like Mother Nature.  There is little expense, very little time involved, but a great deal of self pride.  You will be the creator of that garden spot that glows with pollinators and blooms or a nice tomato patch with your heirloom tomatoes.  And you did it with just collecting a few seeds and a brown paper bag.  It’s just that easy!
Join me for an exciting hour or two, learning how to keep your favorite plants year after year with little work.  And as a bonus learn the plants that reseed themselves without your hands being involved.
 
Sat Aug 22  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Center
 
Ages: 18+
Cost: $5
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Sat 08/29/20  Plant Impressions to Jewelry
Event ID: 31898
Explore precious metal clay and create your own plant inspired jewelry. You will learn how to impress natural items from the Gardens such as leaves or flowers into the clay which is then fired and creates fine silver jewelry. Each participant will make a pendant.
 
Sat, Aug 29 9:00am - 11:00am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 18+ yrs.
Cost: $45
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All Ages

Sat 06/20/20  Treeclimbing With Dad
Event ID: 30987
Bring your Dad and learn how to climb a tree with him. Enjoy learning the ropes side by side and enjoy some tree-time hanging in the shade. $20 total for a Dad and son/daughter duo. Only room a for a few pairs, so sign up quickly!
 
Sat Jun 20  9:00am-10:30am Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $20/pair
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Sat 07/11/20  Bonsai in a Bottle
Event ID: 31888
Make an environment ideal for making cuttings grow from a recycled bottle. We will take a little leaf fig bonsai and show you how to grow your very own.  We will supply the know-how, soil, plant cutting and bottle.
 
Sat, Jul 11 9:00am - 10:00am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 7+ yrs
Cost: $7
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Sat 08/01/20  Pick Your Own Peaches Road Trip
Event ID: 31890
Interested in peach cobbler, canned peaches or even peach lemonade? Pack up your family and let's take a road trip to a local orchard to see what the different cultivars of peaches taste like! Then harvest your favorites to take home and make what you like and preserve the rest! We will meet at the Gardens, learn about Peach trees and then caravan out to the site. Information regarding orchard site sent out closer to time of event. Purchase what you collect at the orchard.
 
Sat, Aug 1 8:00am - 12:00 pm Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $10
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Teen (13-17)

Sat 08/22/20  Tree Climbing
Event ID: 31897
Kids will have a blast learning how to climb trees with a rope and harness. Discover the many steady branches an oak tree has and how to pull yourself to safely rest and enjoy the view from the top! Even if it is hot outside, we will be enjoying the breeze in the shade of a large tree.
 
Sat, Aug 22 9:00am - 11:00am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 13-17 yrs.
Cost: $15
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Youth (6-12)

Sat 07/18/20  The Amazing Seed
Event ID: 31889
We will learn about seeds and how they grow to be garden veggies to the largest of trees.  Children will go home with some potted seeds to watch them grow and will enjoy the beauty and fascinating sensitive plants growing in our greenhouse.
 
Sat, Jul 18 9:00am - 10:00am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 7-12 yrs.
Cost: $10
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Mon 07/27/20 to Fri 07/31/20  Garden Explorers Camp
Event ID: 31887
Join us while we have fun digging in the soil, planting container gardens, creating crafts, and learning about how to design a garden.  Find out what's "bugging" your plants as we explore the world of insects, plants, and diseases.  We will enjoy the grounds of the Will Rogers Arboretum as well as take a few field trips to local sites!  Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up fast!  Nutritious snacks will be provided, but parents will need to provide a sack lunch and drink.
 
Mon - Fri, Jul 27 - 31 8:00am - 4:00pm Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 8-12 yrs
Cost: $195
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Sat 08/22/20  Tree Climbing
Event ID: 31895
Kids will have a blast learning how to climb trees with a rope and harness. Discover the many steady branches an oak tree has and how to pull yourself to safely rest and enjoy the view from the top! Even if it is hot outside, we will be enjoying the breeze in the shade of a large tree.
 
Sat, Aug 22 9:00am - 11:00am Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 7-12 yrs.
Cost: $15
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