Enid Outdoor Activities & Events

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 08/03/2020

While people are beginning to feel a bit better about traveling, studies show they are taking short trips to places they are familiar with and feel safe. They are also looking for things to do outdoors. Here are a few of Enid's outdoor, summer-fun activities.

Adventure Quest at Leonardo's Children's Museum

Your all-day admission to Leonardo's gets you both indoor and outdoor fun. Adventure Quest is the world's largest community-built outdoor playground, featuring a three-story castle, slides, mazes, bridges, a water table, gardens and sand play areas.

Learn more about Leonardo's

COVID-19 update: What you can expect when you go to Leonardo's.

 

Public Art Tour

Enid's cultural and historic diversity is reflected throughout our city in a vibrant array of sculptures and murals. In all, Enid has over 60 pieces of public art, many in downtown Enid but also scattered throughout the city. Take a leisurely walk or a drive, and enjoy each of these beautiful, unique works of art.

  Visit Enid's Rob Houston guides us on a driving tour of some of Enid's public art.

  A complete listing of Enid's public art from VisitEnid.org.

 

Historic Locations Tour

The National Register of Historic Places is a catalog of American culture -- the tangible elements of our archaeology, our history, and our architecture. The register records the sites, buildings, districts, structures and objects which, through their often imposing presence, keep us in touch with the achievements of our past.

There are 32 locations in Garfield County - including 26 in Enid - listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of these are listed due to their unique architecture.

  Visit Enid's Rob Houston goes on a driving tour of five unique Enid locations on the National Register of Historic Places.

  VisitEnid.org has the complete list of Enid locations on the National Register 

 

5 Eighty Trails

Enid's newest outdoor recreation feature is around seven miles of mountain bike tracks of varying skill levels. 5 Eighty Trails is open sunup to sundown seven days a week unless they are too muddy to ride.

Find out more about 5 Eighty Trails, including a short video tour and a link to the trail's rainout hotline.

 

 

Golf

Enid has two unique and vastly different 18-hole golf courses to test your skills. Meadowlake Golf Course is a short, tree-lined municipal golf course measuring 6,472 yards from the championship tees. Pheasant Run Golf Club is a links-style layout with water in play on 12 holes and four sets of tees for players of every skill level. Championship tees measure 7,424 yards.

Meadowlake Golf Course

Pheasant Run Golf Course

 

Disc Golf

The 18-hole disc golf course at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid is a par-54 measuring 5,230 feet. One reviewer on UDisc, the official app of the Professional Disc Golf Association says, "This course has some of everything. Only a few gimmees. Updated layout by the local club and it flows very nicely. Great Course."

While this is Enid's only disc golf course, the city is in the process of building another course at Meadowlake Park, which should be ready by Spring 2021.

Click here for more information on Disc Golf in Enid

 

Miniature Golf

Two miniature golf courses call Enid home. 4RKids Mini Golf opened in 2018, bringing a whole new level of miniature golf to Enid. This course is completely wheelchair accessible, and on one hole your score will be better if you putt your ball into the water. Meadowlake Miniature Golf actually has 19 holes for you to play, and the Sno-Cone shack on site make a perfect combination on a warm summer evening.

4RKids Mini Golf

Meadowlake Miniature Golf

 

Red Bird Farm

This working Christmas tree and blackberry farm is home to family traditions, delicious produce and lots of farm fun. Join us in Enid for pick-your-own blackberries during the summer and choose-and-cut Christmas trees during the holiday season. Also on site is a Barn Store, home to antiques, decor, baked goods, gifts, season produce and more. They also host a variety of season classes, including barn quilting, flower workshops, cake & cookie decorating, wreath making and more. Check out our website and Facebook page often for updates. 

Learn more about Red Bird Farm

Harvest Market October 3

 

Vance Air Force Base Visitors Center

Vance Air Force Base is one of three training bases for new Air Force pilots. While it takes proper government clearance to enter Vance, outside the Main Gate are static displays of each style of airplane used to train pilots since Vance opened in 1941. Included are the T-6 Texan, BT-13 Vibrator, T-28 Trojan, T-33A Shooting Star, T-41 Mescalero and T-38 Northrup Talon.

Find out more about Vance AFB

 

Enid Recreational Trail

The trail provides safe and convenient facilities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, in-line skaters and wheelchair users. The trail connects residential areas to significant outdoor recreational areas including area lakes and parks. Access is via Cleveland, Oakwood, Garland or Van Buren south of Owen K. Garriott Rd (Highway 412). Another access point is just north of Meadowlake Golf Course.

See the Enid Recreational Trail map here

 

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

The rail yard at the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma is filled with historic cars that all served Enid at one time. There are nine authentic cabooses, box cars, a three-dome tank car, a Frisco 1519 Steam Engine and a dining car. Each are open for children and kids at heart to climb in and explore.

Learn more about the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

 

Woodring Wall of Honor

Oklahoma's official Vietnam War Memorial resides at Woodring Regional Airport. It's an 80-percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. The memorial is accessible to the public free of charge from 7 am-9 pm every day of the year. Across the street are Living Walls honoring Oklahoma military veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Find out more about the Woodring Wall of Honor

 

City Parks

Enid has more than 30 parks and recreation areas with over 400 acres for you to get out and enjoy yourself. These four are the largest parks with the most activities available.

Crosslin Park on the north side of Enid offers a walking trail, dog park, 8 lighted tennis courts, picnic facilities and a pond for fishing.

On Enid's south side, Meadowlake Park has walking and biking trails, tennis courts, a fishing lake, dog park. During the summer months the Enid Kiwanis Club runs trail and carousel rides, there's miniature golf and paddleboats.

Government Springs Park North on Enid's east side is a natural spring that was a popular watering hole on the Chisholm Trail. You can fish here, enjoy the walking trails and picnic facilities. Its large pavilion is used for weddings, concerts and other festivities.

Champlin Park lies at the corner of Van Buren and Garriott has several covered picnic areas, a walking path and Enid's newest playground equipment.

Featured Outdoor Events

 Drive-In Concerts & Movies

The Stride Bank Center and Chisholm Trail Expo Center have teamed up to bring you a socially-distanced concert in the Expo Center parking lot. Don't miss the Christian duo "for King and Country" on October 29. Tickets are sold by the carload (up to five people) and parking is general admission within each designated price level.

Watch for upcoming drive-in movies as well. Called "Wheels & Reels," popular family-friendly movies will be shown in a socially-distanced atmosphere.

for King and Country

More Enid Outdoor events

Sept. 12 - Walk 4R Kids

Sept. 12 - Enid Cars & Coffee

Sept. 12 - Auto racing at Enid Speedway

Sept. 17 - Outdoor Floyd: A socialy-distanced Pink Floyd Laser Phenomenon CANCELLED

Sept. 18 - Garfield County Relay for Life

Sept. 18 - Enid Wheels & Reels: The Goonies

Sept. 18 - Eerie Enid Ghost Tours

Sept. 19 - Triangle Insurance Great Land Run 5K, 10K, half marathon

Sept. 19 - Woodring Regional Airport Breakfast Fly In

Sept. 19 - Ghost Stories Around the Campfire

Sept. 19 - Enid Symphony Orchestra presents a Tribute to Motown and R&B featuring SPECTRUM

Sept. 19 - Enid Wheels & Reels: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Sept. 25 - Eerie Enid Ghost Tours

Sept. 26 - Hyp3 Fitness Event

Oct. 2 - Oktoberfest

Oct. 2-3 - Auto Racing at Enid Speedway

Oct. 3 - Enid Antique Power, Gas Engine & Tractor Show

Oct. 3 - Red Bird Farm Harvest Market

Oct. 3 - Fling at the Springs music festival

Oct. 9-10 - Eerie Enid Ghost Tours

Oct. 10 - Enid Cars & Coffee

Oct. 16-17 - Auto Racing at Enid Speedway

Oct. 16-17 - Eerie Enid Ghost Tours

Oct. 17 - Enid Symphony Orchestra presents Get Happy! Joan Ellison sings Judy Garland

Oct. 23-24 - Eerie Enid Ghost Tours

Oct. 29 - for King & Country drive-in concert

Oct. 31 - HalloweEnid Food Truck or Treat Halloween Festival

Nov. 14 - Enid Cars & Coffee