• The mission of Park Friends, Inc. is to promote interest in the development of Tulsa’s park system and encourage monetary or non-monetary gifts to the parks. We work closely with all park administrators by raising funds and making grants to fund activities that will preserve the natural beauty and historical significance of the entire Tulsa Parks System. We go beyond budgets by providing support to priority projects and activities, which ensure that each park is inspiring and beautiful for everyone.

  • The mission of Park Friends, Inc. is to promote interest in the development of Tulsa’s park system and encourage monetary or non-monetary gifts to the parks. We work closely with all park administrators by raising funds and making grants to fund activities that will preserve the natural beauty and historical significance of the entire Tulsa Parks System. We go beyond budgets by providing support to priority projects and activities, which ensure that each park is inspiring and beautiful for everyone.

  • The mission of Park Friends, Inc. is to promote interest in the development of Tulsa’s park system and encourage monetary or non-monetary gifts to the parks. We work closely with all park administrators by raising funds and making grants to fund activities that will preserve the natural beauty and historical significance of the entire Tulsa Parks System. We go beyond budgets by providing support to priority projects and activities, which ensure that each park is inspiring and beautiful for everyone.

  • The mission of Park Friends, Inc. is to promote interest in the development of Tulsa’s park system and encourage monetary or non-monetary gifts to the parks. We work closely with all park administrators by raising funds and making grants to fund activities that will preserve the natural beauty and historical significance of the entire Tulsa Parks System. We go beyond budgets by providing support to priority projects and activities, which ensure that each park is inspiring and beautiful for everyone.

  • The mission of Park Friends, Inc. is to promote interest in the development of Tulsa’s park system and encourage monetary or non-monetary gifts to the parks. We work closely with all park administrators by raising funds and making grants to fund activities that will preserve the natural beauty and historical significance of the entire Tulsa Parks System. We go beyond budgets by providing support to priority projects and activities, which ensure that each park is inspiring and beautiful for everyone.

Who We Are


About Park Friends

Park Friends, Inc. was created in 1976 with a vision to expand area parks and recreation opportunities beyond the traditional support base of public funding. We are a not-for-profit charitable organization, benefiting parks operated by Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa.

Contact Us

Tulsa County Parks
2315 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
918-596-5990
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City of Tulsa Parks
175 E. 2nd St., Suite 570
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
918-596-2490
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Board of Trustees

Voting Members

Randy Heckenkemper
Chairman
Tulsa County Member
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Ruth Gaines
Vice Chairwoman
Tulsa County Member
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Deborah Hale
Tulsa County Member
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Carlye Jimerson
City of Tulsa Park & Recreation Member
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Kelly Kenney
Tulsa County Member
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Malcolm E. McCollam
City of Tulsa Park & Recreation Member
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Dale McNamara
City of Tulsa Park & Recreation Member
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Dick Sherry
City of Tulsa Park & Recreation Member
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Lynne Smith
City of Tulsa Park & Recreation Member
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Non-Voting Members

Richard Bales
Director of Tulsa County Parks
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Lucy Dolman
Director of Tulsa City Parks
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