We love a good picnic. It’s always been an easy way to get out of the house quickly, even with the kids in tow. Over the course of the last year, we’ve found some great OKC picnic spots and I’m sharing the absolute best with you! Some of these happen to be included in our OKC Park Crawl, so make sure you check that out too. And if you’re looking for some other great last-minute adventures around OKC, I’ve also got you covered!
Will Rogers Gardens in OKC
There are some really great picnic spots around Will Rogers Gardens. We love that it’s shady and grassy and there’s plenty of space. There’s so much to see there too, from the fairy houses to the beautiful flowers. It’s a perfect place to spend a couple of hours.
Woods Park in Nichols Hills
Woods Park is absolutely beautiful all year long. There are mature trees and plenty of spots to set up a blanket. We love the area near the soccer fields because there’s easy parking. There are also some great places nearby where you could pick up a picnic lunch or dinner if you didn’t pack one! Empire Slice Shop is a great picnic-friendly option!
Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon
Chisholm Trail is one of the first places we picnicked when we moved here! It’s part of a set of three city parks that are all connected in Yukon. There are walking trails, a great playground, and plenty of shady spots (even some pavilions!) to picnic. This is probably our kids’ favorite place because of all the fun options there are for exploring!
Whispering Heights Park in Edmond
Whispering Heights is a new addition to our favorite OKC picnic spots, but it didn’t take long to fall in love! This park has a couple of epic playgrounds and an arboretum with a paved walking trail. It’s a place you could easily spend an afternoon and then hang out for a picnic dinner. We like that it’s tucked away in a neighborhood so there’s not a lot of traffic around it, but it’s no secret to the locals!
Picnic Pro Tips
- Keep a picnic blanket in your car if you have room. That way, you don’t have to plan ahead to be ready to eat anywhere!
- If you do make your own lunch or dinner, try to pack it in some reusable containers instead of ziplock bags. The wind often carries these away and it’s impossible to get them back.
- If your kids aren’t used to going on picnics, make sure you fill them in on your expectations ahead of time. Will they be able to play on the playground? Before or after you eat? What about taking a walk? Just make sure you’re all on the same page so there’s not a big disappointment at the end of the meal!
What are your favorite picnic spots around town? We’re always looking for more, so share your favorites in the comments!