Eldon Lyon Park - Bethany, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 30.483 W 097° 38.541
14S E 623120 N 3930233
Quick Description: Eldon Lyon Park is a 60-acre city park which is the site of the annual 4th of July Centennial Freedom Festival.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2011 4:03:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMC81V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Eldon Lyon Park is located two blocks west of Rockwell Avenue on N.W. 36th Street. The park is open from 6AM to 10PM. Entering from the south on a divided drive, you first pass large open grassy areas, perfect for games of Frisbee, and flying kites. There are two large playgrounds which include the "Big Hill" with its shallow and steep areas for running and playing, and in the Winter, sledding.

A 1-1/4 mile walking and jogging trail runs the perimeter of the park. There are two full-court basketball courts, four baseball fields and nine softball fields. Two picnic pavilions with rest rooms are available, and a total of thirty picnic tables.

The park is a mecca for bird watchers, and a fitness program called Operation Boot Camp meets in the park at 7:00PM near the pavilions. On the west side of the park, St. Joseph's Cemetery, originally affiliated with the Oklahoma Orphanage can still be seen. a fence has been removed, and only a few headstones remain. The City has erected a large granite monument memorializing those buried here who were affiliated with the orphanage years ago.

These 60 acres are the site of the City's annual Freedom Festival on the 4th of July. A parade ends in the park, and the afternoon is filled with festivities, including a car show, carnival, craft booths and food galore.
Name: Eldon Lyon Park

Street Location: 7400 N.W. 36th Street

Local Municipality: Bethany, OK

State/Province, etc.: OK

Country: US

Web Site: [Web Link]

Picnic Facilities: Tables, fireplaces, pavilions, restrooms

Recreational Facilities:
Playgrounds, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Hiking Trail

Special Events: July 4th Freedom Festival

Traditional Geocaches:

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

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