Parks & Gardens
GARDENS & NATURE TRAILS
L.A. Cann Estate & Gardens
A 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown, daughter of L. A. and Mary Cann in August 1975, in memory of her parents with the stipulation that it would be maintained as a memorial garden for use of the people of Ponca City.
A two story farm house built in 1908 has been refurbished with a beautiful shaded patio area with over 2,500 feet of brick walkways. There is also a formal garden containing several hundred varieties of annuals and perennials planted in unique color displays. There are over 70 species of trees that have been planted since 1980.
Nature Trails at Lake Ponca
Located across from the Lake Ponca Campgrounds.
PARKS WITH PLAYGROUNDS
Lake Ponca Park & Shelterhouses
Playground, Swing sets, Merry-Go Round, Duck Ponds, Shelter houses (for rent), Picnic Tables, Restrooms.
Lake Ponca Park is located a half block East of Pauline's Restaurant, on LA Cann, the main road coming into Lake Ponca. Lots of stone buildings & bridges constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal program during the Great Depression (1933-1942). Style is "National Park Rustic".
This area features play areas for youngsters, duck ponds and picnic pavilions suitable for large group gatherings. Restrooms are located on-site.
The picnic pavilions are equipped with wood burning fire places, electrical outlets, lights, and stationary tables and benches. Water and a large charcoal grill are close to each shelter.
Picnic Pavilions are reserved by blocks of time, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The rental fee is $40.00 per block of time per picnic pavilion. Picnic pavilions are available for rent through the Parks Department (580-767-0430). Reservations are required and may be made up to one year in advance.
Fishing in Lake Ponca Park Ponds is restricted to children age 15 and under.
Liberty Park - Pirate Park
Dan Moran Park
War Memorial Park
Ponca Military Academy Memorial park.
Located at Academy Road & Hartford Avenue
Central Fare is the new outdoor gathering and event space in beautiful downtown Ponca City. Open to the public and available to rent for private events, Central Fare features ADA access, great lighting, plenty of seating, public art and food truck hookups (water and electric.)
Ponca City Dog Park
Fenced in "off the leash" dog park near Dan Moran park, on corner of Franklin and South Ave.
Children under 12 not permitted. No toys, no food.