Ray Harral Nature Center & ParkAmenities:
- Large Acreage
- Nature Center
- Park Benches
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- Small Meeting Room
- Walking Trail
- Community Centers
- Parks & Rec Facility
This 40-acre park includes a Nature Center, 3 miles of trails with varying trail grades, a natural spring system, park benches, two picnic shelters with tables, pollinator gardens, an outdoor classroom, a suspension bridge, and much more. The Ray Harral Nature Park is located off of Tucson Street (121st Street) and west of Lynn Lane behind Childers and Spring Creek schools.
- Daily, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tarantulas, tree frogs, turtles, oh my! Come on out to the Ray Harral Nature Center to learn more about Oklahoma’s wildlife. Educational displays change throughout the year. The center hosts various programs and events; visit our Facebook Page for more information. There is no cost to visit the nature center.
Bringing your class or group to the Nature Center
The Ray Harral Nature Center welcomes field trips and visits from schools or organizations at no cost. To discuss what options are available for your group please call in advance at 918-615-6099.
Looking for a fun place to host your birthday party, baby shower, or business meeting? The classroom at the Nature Center is available for rental during business hours. The classroom is $25/hr for Broken Arrow residents and $30/hr for non-residents. The classroom holds 30 people and comes with tables and chairs. Standard clean-up procedures apply.
To reserve your party today call the Nature Center at 918-615-6099.
Nature Center Hours
- March - October
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- November - February
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nature Parks Rules & FAQs
- Pets are allowed only on leashes. Pet waste stations are available. Please clean up after your pet.
- Bicycles are allowed on marked trails. No motorized vehicles allowed.
- NO LITTERING
Who was Ray Harral?
Ray Harral was the Assistant City Manager at the time of his death in 1984. Mr. Harral had a reputation of being committed to leisure activities and parks facilities. He helped design and develop the Indian Springs Sports Complex. Prior to becoming the ACM, he was a retired Highway Patrol Officer. The Nature Park was being developed when he died, so the City Council named it after him.