Keeping a safe distance at Stillwater Parks, Trails; Practice good personal hygiene at playgrounds

Media Release

Stillwater residents are facing new challenges by restricting their activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is still important for them to stay healthy—both mentally and physically. A great way to do this is to go outside and use open outdoor areas of parks and trails.

According to the National Recreation and Park Association, here are some best practices for your outdoor time:

  • Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains. In Stillwater parks, restrooms and fountains are closed.
  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other persons at all times.

The City of Stillwater also reminds residents that the City will not sanitize playground equipment. Instead, residents are encouraged to practice good personal hygiene as recommended by the CDC. This includes bringing your own disinfectant wipes and not touching your face until hands are washed with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.

Stillwater parks, particularly Boomer Lake Park, have been busy. Here is a list of parks and multi-use trails that are open to the public:

Disc Golf

  • Boomer Lake Park (North Washington & Lakeview Road)
  • Couch Park & Sports Complex (12th Avenue & Perkins Road)
  • Lake McMurtry (fee required)

Lakes

General fishing rules applicable to Boomer Lake, Lake McMurtry, Sanborn Lake and Whittenburg Lake:

Parks & Open Spaces

  • Arrington Park (3rd Avenue & Arrington)
  • Arrowhead Park (Arrowhead & Kings)
  • Babcock Park & Sports Complex (19th Avenue & Western Road)
  • Berry Park (Berry & Maple)
  • Boomer Lake Park (North Washington & Lakeview Road). Enjoy its three-mile walk/bike trail.
  • Centennial Plaza (6th Avenue & Perkins Road)
  • Chris Salmon Plaza (9th Avenue & Main Street)
  • Couch Park & Sports Complex (12th Avenue & Perkins Road)
  • Hoyt Grove Park (12th Avenue & Alcott Drive)
  • Ingham Park (4th Avenue & Ridge Street)
  • Lake McMurtry
  • Lake Carl Blackwell (Owned and maintained by Oklahoma State University)
  • Myers Park (9th Avenue & Ridge Drive)
  • Sanborn Lake Park & Sports Complex (West Airport Road)
  • Southern Woods Park (12th Avenue & Ramsey Street)
  • Strickland Park & Sports Complex (Main Street & Hall of Fame Avenue)
  • Stillwaggin’ Dog Park (801 W. 11th Avenue)
  • Sunset Park (8th Avenue & Washington Street)
  • Tower Park (Walnut Street & University Avenue)
  • West Park (5th Avenue & Charles Street)
  • Whittenberg Park & Sports Complex (North of Richmond Road on U.S. 177)
  • Will Rogers Park (Washington Street and Eskridge Drive)

Walking & Multi-Use Trails

  • The Kameoka Trail Corridor, named in honor of Stillwater’s sister city, includes a three-mile loop around Boomer Lake and several disconnected segments throughout the city. Following this general route:
    • Begins north at Park View Estates running along West Boomer Creek toward Airport Road and Boomer Lake Park.
    • Around Boomer Lake and heading south to the Stillwater High School
    • Across McElroy and heads south to Hall of Fame between Main and Perkins
    • Runs southward through Hoyt Grove Park
  • Asphalt trail through Couch Park
  • Dirt nature trail around Sanborn Lake
  • Bike and pedestrian trails at Lake McMurtry

To see the City’s latest information on COVID-19, go to http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/531