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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Fun Events Happening in May at BA Parks

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  • MAY 6  Mom & Me Hike Ray Harral Nature Park, 7101 S. 3rd Street. Call 918-615-6099 for details.
  • MAY 6  Rose Festival 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rose District Farmers Market Plaza, 418 S. Main Street.
  • MAY 6  Rooster Days Run 8:00 a.m., Chisholm T...
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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Liberty Parkway Trail Repairs Completed

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The Liberty Parkway Trail between Elm Place and 9th Street (Lynn Lane) in Broken Arrow is now open, after crews completed repairs to the retaining wall and drainage pipe on a section of that trail. Liberty Parkway Trail is a bicycling and walking path nex...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Broken Arrow City Council Election Results


On Tuesday, April 4, Broken Arrow residents voted to re-elect Mayor Craig Thurmond to the Broken Arrow City Council for Ward 2. Residents also elected Debra Wimpee to fill the Ward 1 City Council seat. Wimpee will replace long-time City Councilor Richard ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Dunkin Donuts, Ulta and More Coming to Broken Arrow

Coffee and Donuts

With the announcement of Ulta, Michaels, Jersey Mike's Subs and more stores soon to open, Hillside Drive will become an even busier retail corridor. 

Shops at Broken Arrow (Phase 2, Between PetSmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods)

  • Ulta
  • Michaels
  • Dollar Tree
  • Ros...
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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: March 28, 2017

Land Designated for Local VFW to Build New Meeting Space

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The City of Broken Arrow has identified land for a new home for VFW Post 10887. The Post’s long-time meeting facility, located by Haskell Park, 601 E. Dallas Street, was demolished in June 2014, because it had fallen into disrepair and had becom...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

City Seeks to Build “Innovation District” to Attract High Tech Jobs

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The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with community organizations and educational institutions, is embarking on a new initiative to build what will be known as an Innovation District, a hub of high tech manufacturing businesses and educational facilit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

2017 Rose District Farmers Market Adds Tuesday Hours


The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2017 season on April 1 back at the Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main Street. In addition to its regular Saturday hours from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Market will also be open on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Twenty New Firefighters Hired in Less than Two Years

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign promise to hire 20 new firefighters by 2020. Broken Arrow voters in November 2015 agreed to renew the Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax and repurpose it to pay for addit...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

Tucson Street

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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Read the Report Executive Summary
Posted on: February 21, 2017

New Program Allows TCC Students to Intern with Broken Arrow Fire

TCC interns with fire chief

As part of an innovative new program, the Broken Arrow Fire Department and Tulsa Community College are launching a Fire and Emergency Medical Services internship for TCC students. The interns will take part in the 20-week Broken Arrow Fire Academy, in ord...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Use Our New Financial Transparency Tool to Understand City Budget

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The City of Broken Arrow has launched a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials, and staff convenient access to the City’s finances and performance information. The OpenGov platform transforms complex f...

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See budget details via the new financial tool
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: February 6, 2017

Be Informed - Subscribe to City News

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The easiest way to know what’s going on in the City of Broken Arrow is to sign up for our emergency phone alerts and City news notices.

News Notices via Email/Text

Emergency Phone Alerts

Here's a short video that describes how to opt-in to our messaging syst...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

New Projects to Begin with 2014 GO Bond Sale

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The City of Broken Arrow has sold $18.7 million of General Obligation (GO) Bonds approved by voters in 2014. The sale will pay for several new streets, public safety, parks and stormwater projects. Approximately $30.1 million of authorized 2014 bonds rema...

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What is a GO Bond?
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Traffic Signal Upgrade at Kenosha/9th Street Intersection

Intersection of Kenosha and 9th Street

New flashing yellow arrow, left turn traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Kenosha Street (71st) and 9th Street (Lynn Lane) on Friday, December 30. Drivers will encounter a four-way stop at the intersection while crews perform the work,...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Citizen Recycling Committee to Tour Recycling Center

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A citizen-led recycling committee tasked with investigating residential curbside recycling options for Broken Arrow will tour a Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) recycling center on Monday, December 19.

Earlier this year, a survey was conducted ask...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

2016 State of the City

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivers State of the City address.

What’s ahead for BA in 2017? City Manager Michael Spurgeon provides a look back at the last 12 months and outlines priorities for the upcoming year in the 2016 State of the City Address.

Click to download the City Manager's PowerPoint slides.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

BAFD Promotes 13-Year Veteran to Assistant Fire Chief

New Assistant Fire Chief Mark Steward

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) announced that Mark Steward, a 13-year veteran and captain of BAFD, has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief. Steward will join the Fire Department Administration in overseeing emergency operations, fire prevention...

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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: November 18, 2016

View Utilities Department Presentations

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The Utilities Department has presented a lot of information in the past several months, leading up to the City Council's consideration of new utility rates. View those documents and videos for a detailed look at the proposal to fund improvements.Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Aspen Avenue Resurfacing Project Completed

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Contractors have completed resurfacing a nearly two-mile stretch of Aspen Avenue, starting at just north of Washington Street (91st) to Kenosha Street (71st). 

The work involved removing the old roadway surface and installing a new asphalt overlay. &a...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Sign Up to Receive Phone Calls and Email Alerts

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Automated Phone Calls

The City of Broken Arrow uses a phone call notification system to distribute alerts regarding emergencies, neighborhood meetings and other important information. By signing up for notifications, you’ll stay connected and ready for...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

BA Signs Waste Disposal Contract with Renewable Energy Facility

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Beginning December 1, 2016, City of Broken Arrow Sanitation crews will transport solid waste collected to the Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy Facility instead of the landfill. In addition to substantially less tipping fees than our current fees at the lan...Read on...

Energy-from-Waste Facility Virtual Tour
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: October 6, 2016

St. Francis Hospital recognizes BAFD for excellence in trauma care

BAFD Ambulance

The Broken Arrow Fire Department is the recipient of the Saint Francis Hospital Trauma Institute's C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care.

“We're honored to receive the C.T. Thompson award,” said Jeremy Moore, Broken Arrow Fire Chief. “We st...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Report Non-Emergency Issues with Your Phone or Computer

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The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with SeeClickFix, has launched a new digital service called Action Center – Broken Arrow, that makes it easy to report non-emergency issues such as potholes, streetlight outages, and other concerns through mobile d...Read on...

Report an Issue or Concern
Posted on: August 16, 2016

City to Investigate Implementation of Curbside Recycling


The City of Broken Arrow will form a special citizens committee to investigate residential curbside recycling, after the City Council at the August 16 meeting approved the results of the recent refuse and recycling survey.

A recommendation for impleme...Read on...

Recycling Survey Findings and Report
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Outdoor Tennis and Basketball Courts Open at Nienhuis

Nienhuis Park tennis courts.

The outdoor tennis and basketball courts at Nienhuis Park are now open! Come out and enjoy them from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. any day of the week! The park is located at 3201 N. 9th Street.

The courts were part of the 2011 General Bond Obligation and cost $36...Read on...

View Other Facilities at Nienhuis Park
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...

Download Hazardous Household Waste Flyer
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Thurmond Wins Mayor of the Year Award

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The Mayors' Council of Oklahoma announced that Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond has been selected as the 2016 Mayor of the Year.

“I can’t think of a more deserving public servant than Craig Thurmond, who is one of the hardest working people I know,” s...See Video...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Read the 2017 Financial Newsletter

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New this year, the City of Broken Arrow is mailing out its first annual financial newsletter, called “Your Money at Work.” This report illustrates how the City generates revenue and how your tax dollars are spent. It also details projects the City will be...Read on...

Download the 2017 Financial Newsletter
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...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

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According to, 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!

Here's an excerpt from...Why BA Made the List...

See the Top 10 Happiest Cities List
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Stay Informed with New City Council Highlights Videos

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The Public Information Office has launched a new video series called City Council Highlights. The videos provide regular updates on actions taken at Broken Arrow City Council Meetings.

"It's extremely important to know what's going on in local go...Read on...

View the most recent City Council Highlights
Posted on: June 21, 2016

HR Director Promoted to Assistant City Manager of Administration

russell gale

Russell Gale, long-time Human Resources Director for the City of Broken Arrow, has been promoted to Assistant City Manager of Administration. Gale will oversee the administrative division of the organization, which includes the following departments: Fi...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Mayor Seeks Federal Support for Local Initiatives

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Mayor Craig Thurmond’s efforts in Washington, D.C. during Infrastructure Week 2016 (May 16 – 23) put Broken Arrow in the national spotlight, as he presented the economic benefits obtained through the City’s infrastructure investments.

Mayor Thurmond wa...Read on...

3 Ways Infrastructure Drives Economic Development
Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club


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...

Battle Creek Golf Club Website
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Utilities Department Installing Automated Meter Readers

utilities employee

The City of Broken Arrow is improving its water meter program by installing Automated Meter Readers (AMR), starting with the east side of Broken Arrow. Installation has been underway since March 2016.

The AMR system will result in greater accuracy of ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

Studies Show Economic Impact of Oklahoma Tourism at All-Time High


Governor Mary Fallin announced that three major research studies on the impact of tourism in Oklahoma show direct travel spending reached an all-time high of $8.9 billion in 2014.

That figure makes travel and tourism the third-largest industry in the s...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Old Fire Station on South Elm Reopens

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The City of Broken Arrow announces the temporary reopening of an old fire station, located at 2900 S. Elm Place, which closed in 2012 after a new fire station was built to replace it. In December 2012, all personnel and equipment from the old fire station...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2015

2015 Traffic Counts Now Available

9th Street

The 2015 Traffic Counts are now available online.

Traffic counts serve as a factual indicator of the volume of vehicles at a certain...View Data

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Broken Arrow Mayor Elected to NLC Board of Directors

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Mayor Craig Thurmond was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Board of Directors at the 2015 Congress of Cities & Exposition held in Nashville, Tenn. Thurmond, who will serve a two-year term, will play a key role in guiding the nation’s...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Voters Approve Funding for Public Safety, Streets

vision 2025 renewal

On Tuesday, November 10, City of Broken Arrow voters overwhelmingly approved renewal of the expiring Vision 2025 sales tax to hire more police officers, firefighters and fix Broken Arrow roads.

The two propositions will replace the existing Vision 2025...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Fire Department Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Hire 9 New Firefighters

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Broken Arrow Fire Department a $1,090,791 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire nine (9) new firefighters. The grant will bring the Fire Department closer to ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Authority Approves Utility Projects

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The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) has approved the application of a $25.6 million loan to improve the City's aging utility infrastructure.

Click the link below to view a project list.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Submits Recommendations

The Fiscal Sustainability Committee that was established by the Broken Arrow City Council has submitted its recommendations for improving the financial condition of the City of Broken Arrow.

Since July 2010, the City has had to rely on fund balances to...Read on...

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Report
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Police Department Joins "Start by Believing" Public Awareness Campaign

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The Broken Arrow Police Department is now participating in a nationwide campaign that encourages sexual assault victims to report the crime to law enforcement.

The campaign is named Start By Believing because the first person a victim confides in after...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Report Problems Online Through the Request Tracker

If you have a problem or concern to report, you may now submit your request online through the City’s website at

Action Center staff will submit these requests to the appropriate department to resolve the i...Learn how...

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