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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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Communications Director Krista Flasch and Assistant City Manager Kenny Schwab talk about a new park in east Broken Arrow, the City Attorney's report on the updated liquor laws, street closings in northeast BA, and more!

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

WalletHub names Broken Arrow best city for first time home buyers

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Broken Arrow has again been named the Best City for First-Time Home Buyers by personal finance website WalletHub. Broken Arrow also received this honor in 2014.To make its list, WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of ma...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

August 28 General Obligation Bond election information

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Broken Arrow has a long history of considering General Obligation bonds to support public improvements. A great deal of work has gone into preparing this upcoming bond package for Broken Arrow citizens. We are excited to see our City grow and develop, and...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

BAPD makes collision reports available online

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The Broken Arrow Police Department has made completed automobile collision reports available online, for free, to parties that were involved in an accident.

Effective June 2018, BAPD is digitizing its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Pol...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Family Aquatic Center opens June 16

FAC 2018 opening

The Family Aquatic Center at 1400 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow will open Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. for the 2018 pool season.

All City pools, including the Nienhuis Aquatic Facility and Country Aire Pool are now operating under regular pool hours. &...

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Posted on: June 10, 2018

Broken Arrow named one of “Most Livable” cities in America

Mayor 2018 USCM Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was awarded first place honors at the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston. 

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and i...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Elm & New Orleans retail study underway

New Orleans and Elm

On May 31, 2018, the City of Broken Arrow hosted an open house at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church to discuss redevelopment ideas for the intersection at New Orleans (101st) Street and Elm Place.

In August 2017, the Broken Arrow City Council approved an ec...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Comprehensive Plan update continues with future growth scenarios

Broken Arrow Next

The City of Broken Arrow will host an Open House to collect feedback and comments on the next phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Stakeholders will review future growth scenarios, including the current development trend and alternative growth opportun...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Applicants Sought for Broken Arrow Youth City Council

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The City of Broken Arrow is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Youth City Council program, which will run from September until early May.

Youth City Council provides a great opportunity for high school students to learn how municipal government w...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Broken Arrow science students to launch floating wetland

Tiger Creek floating wetland

Broken Arrow High School students launched a sustainable floating wetland during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at Tiger Creek Nature Park as part of a continuing partnership with the City of Broken Arrow.Last fall, the City of Broken Arrow and Broken A...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Former Bever property will become a park to honor victims, first responders

Memorial Park Rendering

The City of Broken Arrow will begin construction on a memorial park dedicated to victims of the Bever family murders and the first responders at the crime scene. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at the site of the former Bever residen...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks 9th on national list of lowest-crime cities

Broken Arrow Police

An analysis done by the news website Business Insider ranks Broken Arrow 9th on a list of cities with the fewest violent crimes in the United States.The website utilized recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which compiles data submitted by law...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Comprehensive plan process engages residents, businesses

Broken Arrow Next

The City of Broken Arrow’s Comprehensive Plan is an aspirational and strategic policy document that helps guide the City’s future development pattern and further enhance quality of life over the next 20 years. Since the last Comprehensive Plan was adopted...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Broken Arrow opens City’s first dog park

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The City of Broken Arrow will cut the ribbon on the Rose West Dog Park, the City’s first dog park, at 10 a.m., Friday, May 4. Dogs and their owners are invited to attend.

The park features two separate, fenced play areas, one for large and one fo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Watch video from the April 23 GO bond meeting

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon outlined the goals and objectives of the 2018 General Obligation Bond at the April 23 public input meeting.

Watch the video to get up to speed on the process to improve Broken Arrow roads, public safety, parks and flood manage...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

2018 Rose District Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 14

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The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2018 season from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 14, at the Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main St.

The opening day for the market was pushed back one week due to a forecast of freezing temperatures. Several vendors&am...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Helping Hands aid needy with code violations

Dump Day

Broken Arrow Helping Hands is designed to assist citizens with maintaining properties that have existing Broken Arrow municipal code violations.

Organized by Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful, the volunteer program establishes partnerships with local businesses,...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Read the feedback report from GO bond public input meetings

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Over 300 residents attended public meetings held at South BA Baptist Church, Battle Creek and Forest Ridge Golf Clubs in late February - to shape the 2018 General Obligation Bond renewal package. Attendees were able to talk to department directors and man...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

March 27 kick-off open house and keynote speaker planned for Comprehensive Plan

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The City of Broken Arrow will host an Open House meeting to introduce and help set the vision for its Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, March 27 at Central on Main (220 N. Main Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

A brief presentation about the plan...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Broken Arrow mayor attends meeting at White House

Mayor Thurmond and City Manager Michael Spurgeon at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond today attended a special invitation only meeting at the White House.A select group of mayors from across the country met with D.J. Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, during ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Storm siren testing resumes in March

Storm siren

The City of Broken Arrow’s outdoor warning sirens are tested at noon on the first Wednesday of the month during storm season — March through September.

The sirens will only be tested if there are no overcast skies or storms in the area.

Should the weather n...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Stormwater management protects all

Adams Creek Watershed

Stormwater isn’t something most people think about, but dealing with it is a very important part of maintaining the City’s infrastructure. Without proper management programs in place, homes and roadways would be routinely flooded by even light rains. Brok...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Broken Arrow makes USA Today’s Charming Main Streets list

Rose District

USA Today in their list of charming Main Streets across the USA included Broken Arrow’s Rose District in the top 50 list.

“The national recognition is really awesome to see, because of all the hard work the Broken Arrow City Council, staff and our partners...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Helping Hands aid needy with code violations

Dump Day

Broken Arrow Helping Hands is designed to assist citizens with maintaining properties that have existing Broken Arrow municipal code violations.

Organized by Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful, the volunteer program establishes partnerships with local businesses,...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Speed limit reduction on Albany near Bass Pro and Stoney Creek

25 MPH Speed Limit

The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on Albany Street between Elm Place and 9th Street near Bass Pro Shops and Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. The speed limit in this area has been reduced from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per h...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Mayor Thurmond attends meeting at White House

Mayor Craig Thurmond at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was part of a select group of mayors from across the nation to attend a special meeting at the White House, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the group.Thurm...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

City releases citizen survey results on GO Bond renewal projects

2017 citizen survey results

Broken Arrow city leaders released results from a comprehensive citizens’ survey completed in November. Residents were asked opinions on future projects, satisfaction on major city services and ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

2017 State of the City address

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday, Dec. 13, to the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

The full video of the presentation is presented below.

Topics include:

  • Broken Arrow is a place people are moving to and not ...
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Posted on: December 19, 2017

ScotFest heads to Broken Arrow in 2018

ScotFest

After 12 years in Tulsa at River West Festival Park, SCOTFEST will move to a new home in 2018 at Chisholm Trail South Park, 21101 E. 101st St., just east of the Northeastern State University and the Creek Turnpike, festival director Steve Campbell confirm...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

City Council approves downtown residential design standards

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The Broken Arrow City Council approved the final draft of the Downtown Residential Overlay District design standards at the Dec. 5 Council meeting. The new standards will take effect January 2, 2018. Last year, the City of Broken Arrow contracted with pla...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Life-saving PulsePoint app launched in Broken Arrow

PulsePoint app

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD), with support from Saint Francis Hospital South, are bringing a life-saving mobile app to the City of Broken Arrow.PulsePoint is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices that alerts citizens trained ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

City, BA Schools partner on watershed conservation

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The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools will launch a unique and unprecedented joint collaborative effort to develop an environmental enhancement program along portions of the Upper Adams Creek watershed.The aim of the program is to effec...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

Chief Berryhill

City Manager Michael Spurgeon has chosen Brandon Berryhill to lead the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) as its next police chief.Berryhill is a 23 year veteran with the BAPD, including the last six years as Deputy Chief. He has also been serving as A...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Broken Arrow releases 2018 financial newsletter

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The City of Broken Arrow has released its latest financial newsletter, titled “Thrive! Your Money at Work.” The report illustrates in detail how the City generates revenue and how tax dollars are spent. It also details projects the City will work on in Fi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Your bond dollars at work: Recreation for health & wealth

Pickleball

A message from Parks & Recreation Director Scott Esmond

“Play ball!”

It’s one of America’s great pastimes and a phrase familiar to many in Broken Arrow, whether it’s baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, rugby or lacrosse you enjoy. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Broken Arrow Mayor receives OAAE Art Star Award

Art Star Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond today received the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education’s (OAAE) annual Mayor’s Art Star Award at an Oklahoma Municipal League breakfast in downtown Tulsa.

The OAAE Art Star Awards Program honors a mayor who has demonstrat...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

City of Broken Arrow teams up with PepsiCo Recycling to increase beverage container recycling

Pepsi Recycling Bin

The City of Broken Arrow announced today that it is teaming up with PepsiCo Recycling to bring new recycling bins to some of the City’s facilities. The PepsiCo Recycling Bin program provides consumers with an easy and convenient way to recycle away from h...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

City launches Parks Locator tool

Parks Locator tool

The City of Broken Arrow recently launched a new Parks Locator tool for residents and visitors to use. Using the new online tool, residents can find all relevant information about any City-owned park or recreation facility.

The tool works on both desktop c...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Watch the South Broken Arrow Economic Development Meeting

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On August 22, 2017, the City Council held a special meeting at South Broken Arrow Baptist Church, where residents were presented with up-to-date information on everything the City has done to encourage new retail and restaurant opportunities in the southe...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

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Broken Arrow is known for hosting some of the region's largest youth sports tournaments. Many of these teams stay for several days in Broken Arrow, spending money at our local hotels, restaurants and stores. 

In an effort to attract more tournamen...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mixed-Used Development On Tap For Main Street Property

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A new face will soon welcome visitors to the north end of the Rose District. The City of Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow Chamber and Milestone Capital LLC announced on Aug. 2 a new mixed-use development for the empty lot at 305 N. Main Street.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Broken Arrow Residents Can Now Use Tulsa Mulch Site for Free

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City of Broken Arrow residents are now able to take their green waste to the City of Tulsa’s Mulch Site free of charge.

Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., the Tulsa Mulch Site accepts tree limbs, leaves and grass clippings. The site also offers unlimited wo...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

More Jobs Coming with Alfa Laval Expansion in BA

Alfa Laval

On Aug. 1, the City Council approved an economic development agreement that supports Alfa Laval's expansion of its facilities on South 9th Street. Alfa Laval manufactures heat exchangers at the 17.5 acre site.

“It’s a pleasure to be par...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Resolution Opposing Illegal Gaming on August 1 City Council Agenda

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The City Council at its August 1 meeting is expected to approve a resolution opposing illegal gaming in Broken Arrow.

The Council is taking action in response to rumors that gaming machines will be installed and operated at the Embers Grill, a restaurant l...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Broken Arrow to become Purple Heart City

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The City of Broken Arrow will hold a ceremony on August 8 to celebrate becoming a Purple Heart City.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to become a Purple Heart City,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “By doing so, we are ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City and School District Join “Drop It & Drive” Campaign

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The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools are raising awareness of distracted driving by installing “Drop It & Drive” signs in school zones throughout the community. City employees will install the signs before school starts in mid-Augu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow is the first city in Oklahoma where AT&T will deploy its small cell technology. Small cells are compact devices that can be placed on existing structures, such as utility poles, that bolster network capacity for improved call quality and ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

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Broken Arrow’s streets are the City’s largest asset, valued at $576.1 million dollars. Earlier this year, we retained IMS Infrastructure Management Systems to determine the condition of the City’s vast network of streets. Knowing the condition of each roa...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Watch Important BA News on Cox Cable Channel 24

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The City of Broken Arrow has its own TV channel, which Cox Cable customers can watch on channel 24. We recently upgraded equipment to improve the audio and video quality on the channel, so be sure to check it out! View the daily schedule here.

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

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The Broken Arrow City Council at the December 6 City Council Meeting approved new utility rates for water, sewer and stormwater services.  The rate increase is necessary to continue providing utility services in Broken Arrow and will pay for both...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Takes Mayors' Monarch Pledge

Members of the Broken Arrow Monarch Movement with Craig Thurmond

On October 4, Mayor Craig Thurmond, on behalf of the City, took the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. Broken Arrow now joins 190 other cities and organizations committed to preserving the monarch butterfly. The Parks Department will be planting monarch way...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Hazardous Household Waste Disposal Now Available Year-Round

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Broken Arrow residents will now be able to dispose of their hazardous household waste any time of the year at the City of Tulsa’s Household Pollutant Collection Facility.

In past years, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) has conducted semi-...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Named 9th Most Customer-Friendly City in U.S.

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Broken Arrow has been named one of the most customer-friendly towns in America according to Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses. As part of their the inaugural Bizzie Awards, Yelp is celebrating the most customer-friendly...See the List...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

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According to Zippia.com, Broken Arrow is the second happiest mid-sized city in the United States. It's something many of us already know, but it's great that other organizations are recognizing what a great place this is to live!

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club

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Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard – An all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer Gol...Read on...

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