Dolese Youth Park - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 31.350 W 097° 36.322
14S E 626452 N 3931883
Quick Description: Dolese Youth Park is a 157 acre municipal park with a 193 acre fishing lake.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2011 2:49:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5XT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
On the north side of N. W. 50th Street, west of Meridian Avenue, Dolese Youth Park is a large municipal park designed specifically for youth activities. A granite monument at lakeside reads:

"DOLESE YOUTH PARK / Serving the youth of Oklahoma City / This park was made possible through the generosity of the Dolese family and the Kerr Foundation with the assistance of the Dept. of Interior, the City of Oklahoma City and the Youth Park Authority / Park dedicated April 29, 1978." Beneath this is listed the Mayor, City Manager, City Council and Park and City trustees.

As you enter from the south, immediately on your right is a very large fishing lake, which was being well-used at the time of our arrival. Ducks and geese abound, although signs indicate feeding them is prohibited. A sign describes the permit and fishing rules and the limits for various types of fish caught.

On your left are playing fields for baseball and soccer. The park has 8 baseball fields and 6 soccer fields, all lighted. The Optimist Club sponsors these fields.

As you continue north into the park, ahead and on the right is a large 18-hole Disc Golf course, which is level and heavily wooded. There are picnic pavilions and playground areas for family enjoyment also.

An unpaved Walking Trail circles the perimeter of the park, for a distance of about 2.1 miles. This trail can be used for walking, jogging and biking. There are a total of 89 parking spaces available within the park.
Name: Dolese Youth Park

Street Location: 5105 N. W. 50th Street

Local Municipality: Oklahoma City

State/Province, etc.: OK

Country: US

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: No

Date Established: 4/29/1978

Picnic Facilities: Tables, Fireplaces, Pavilion

Recreational Facilities:
Playgrounds, Disc Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Hiking/Biking Trail, Fishing Lake


Monuments/Statues: Dedication Monument

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Large Fishing Lake

Special Events: Sporting Events (baseball, soccer)

Traditional Geocaches:
GC17JPA GC2N2KC GC1PT8Q GC1RG44


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