Needing to get some exercise after surgery my wife talked me into spending Sunday afternoon’s visiting one of the parks in Tulsa. We were surprised to find over 150 parks spread across the city, from tiny neighborhood “mini-parks” to sprawling recreation areas with almost every thing imaginable.
The Neighborhood Parks
Scattered across town in out of the way spots are small neighborhood parks sometimes with nothing more than an open area for kids to play football or baseball. Some will have a picnic table but they are generally small, quaint and very inviting for neighbors to gather and meet each other. With television, America’s communities have grown distant, sometimes with neighbors barely knowing each other. The internet has exasperated the problem. It’s not uncommon for someone to talk with people from a half-a-dozen different countries on a daily basis, online, but speak with their own neighbor once a week if even that frequently. These neighborhood parks help bring people together when our changing culture is working to spread them apart.
Tulsa has been referring to many of their parks as...