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Ray Harrell Nature Park

7101 South 3rd Street, Broken Arrow, OK
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Broken Arrow
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is so much fun for kids, to explore acres and acres of shady woods, seeing lizards skitter around, and hearing running creeks. There are all kinds of birds and flowers. The exploring kids run ahead to see what is around the bend or over the slight hills. (So fun to see them NOT watching their electronics!) The paths are... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ray Harrell is a great park for walking, jogging, running, dog walking, etc. There is no playground area, but there's a school next door with playground equipment. There's also a nature center that's open during the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a great place to take a walk. Nice trails to walk on. I wish they wouldn't have built a new subdivision behind it. It really takes away from being in nature.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a beautiful natural setting - there are several trails and you will see many different types of plants and animals. It is kept very natural so the trails are not always smooth but it is a beautiful place to visit. I live very close and we have walked these trails for years never tiring of the peace and... More

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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I didn't feel like a run today so I decided to take a walk here instead. Even though it is winter time it is still a beautiful and tranquil park. A little on the small side...we had to walk around three loops to make 1.5 miles, but would be perfect to walk the dogs or take small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We love to visit Ray Harrell Nature Park and see what kind of critters are there, each time. We have seen frogs, turtles, geese, spiders, hawks, cardinals, snakes, squirrels, and much more! We've been visiting since our boys were young in the mid-1980's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

What a wonderful asset to Broken Arrow to have this wonderful hiking trail system... right in the middle of town. You can make the trail so interesting by taking a different trail each time. I feel safe there, as it is right next to the Nature Center, a school, and several housing additions. Love to experience the different seasons and... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A hidden treasure in South Broken Arrow. Wide wooded paths, easy walking. The nature center is amazing. Small but well done. Great place for a nature trek.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This nature park is a treasure, somewhat hidden behind a school. We have enjoyed many family walks on the nice trails in all seasons of the year and it has never been crowded. A very peaceful place to take a stroll through the trees. The gentleman working in the nature center is so friendly and informative. He always takes time... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very nice park with a focus on the natural. No swing sets or huge mown fields here. The park consists of an information center and a number of walking trails. Relatively isolated, but you have the same trouble as anywhere else. Kids don’t stay on the paths and trample the flora/fauna. Parents do nothing to keep kids from swing on... More

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