Summers at the pool or lake, playing baseball in the spring, horseback riding through the fall, or playing in the snow during the winter months – bounteous outdoor recreational opportunities exist across the plains of Elk City.
Ackley Park, not too far from the Old Town Museum Complex on Route 66, is host to a multitude of prospects for fun. Take a ride on the minitrain or the centennial carousel, featuring 36 hand-carved horses and two chariots. Miniature golf is a hole in one. The aquatic center, rodeo arena, Red Rock baseball park and pavilion, the new skate park, and the Centennial Lighthouse provide hours of amusement. Other amenities such as tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a baseball field, a walking and jogging trail, playground areas and pavilion picnic areas are scattered around Ackley for visitors to enjoy.
A number of additional parks in the area include Peeler Park, Rotary Park, Kiwanis Park, Jaycee Park, Lions Park and Lincoln Park. Athletes benefit from the use of five sports facilities located in Elk City: Burson Field, Elk City Lake, Boys’ Five Plex, Girls’ Five Plex, Red Rock Stadium and Trissell Field.
Approximately 750 acres of parkland and 250 acres of water make up gorgeous Elk City Lake. Guests to the lake can view its beauty from several different angles. Spend the day fishing for large mouth bass, swim in the beach area, enjoy an alfresco lunch under a picnic pavilion, bike or ride a horse through fertile trails, then set up camp and enjoy a peaceful night under the stars.
Golfers can take pleasure in improving their game at the 18-hole Elk City Municipal Golf Course and Country Club located on Highway 6.