The City of Sapulpa's Parks and Recreation Department is continually striving to keep pace with the challenge of growth and being asked to take on more responsibilities, continue to provide "quality" parks and recreation facilities and programs that meet the ever-changing leisure needs of the Sapulpa Community.
The Parks & Recreation Department currently has 21 parks and recreation facility areas under its jurisdiction. They include: parks, lakes, an aquatic center, splash pad, recreation center, senior citizen's community center, playgrounds, sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, campgrounds, etc. totaling 501 acres, which are in varying stages of development. City parks range in function and size from small, one-acre tot lots to a large youth sports complex. The Department also manages and maintains two City lakes with approximately 369 surface acres of water, which are utilized by the Community for outdoor boating, camping, fishing, and hunting activities.
"The Department strives to provide accessible, "benefits-driven" recreation activities and facilities for all Sapulpa citizens; protects and enhances the environment, both natural and man-made; plans and carries out the ongoing maintenance and development of the City's Parks and Recreation System; supports the facilitation of community groups and organizations in the provision of a broad range of recreation services for all ages; and provides a wide variety of direct recreation programs and events for the Community as needed."
The City of Sapulpa Parks and Recreation Department and its staff, have succeeded in winning fifteen (15) State of Oklahoma Awards of Excellence for its staff's contributions and leadership efforts on behalf of the City of Sapulpa and the Recreation and Parks Profession. Other Department achievements and recognition were received for exhibiting excellence in the fields of recreation and events programming, and facility design and construction.