This 32.5 acre wonderfully wooded park is located just north of the Arkansas River Bridge on Memorial, in Bixby (just south of 134th and Memorial. Located in the park, visitors will find a walking trail, picnic tables, the Laci Dawn Hill Butterfly Garden, memorials to the children of the Murrah Building Bombing, and to the World Trade Center Terrorist Act. Other developments include an amphitheater and a restroom facility with covered patio. The BBQ ‘n Music Festival is held each year here, providing a shaded, pleasant atmosphere for festival attendees.
Reservations are accepted for a section or sections within Washington Irving Park. This is the only park available for reservations. If interested in completing a reservation, please complete the following form. Once completed, return form to the Receptionist’s Desk located within City Hall @ 116 W. Needles.
Please allow 45 days for approval of event application form by staff
Nature Works Brochure
August 25, 2014 Bixby City Council votes to approve donation of Statue from Nature Works.
In addition to being visually appealing, the elk will also contribute to the park from a historical perspective.
The park was named after American writer Washington Irving as a nod to his expedition through the area in October 1832.
According to excerpts from the Oklahoma Historical Society, a young ranger named McClellan, who accompanied Irving on the expedition, shot and killed an elk — the first animal of its kind to be killed on the journey.
Washington Irving Parks 911 Memorial gets a Bench of Contemplation
*photos by Bea Aamodt