You’re a picnic enthusiast. Yep, we know how you are. Red-and-white checkered blanket, a wicker basket of just the right size, a can of Off, and it’s on: Picnic Time in OKC, baby. But you don’t want to just plop that blanket down anywhere and start eating! If you tried that in some places, you’d be in big trouble (a stranger’s front yard, on top of the Capitol dome, or in the middle of the river, for instance). Fear not, fellow fare-in-the-field fans. All our picnic base we list here are belong to everyone.
Besides the multitude of City parks in which you can satisfy your picnicy pinings, the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens provides a myriad of opportunities to dine whilst communing with Mother Earth – the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, the SONIC Summer Movie Nights (all five(!) Wednesdays in July), or really any day for that matter.
We’ve told you about Lake Hefner’s picnicking prowess before, but have you thought about the other lakes in town? Like Lake Overholser. Mayor Ed Overholser’s namesake lake and OKC’s oldest drinking water reservoir (it’s been around for nearly 100 years!) allows you to drink in a prime picnic spot along with your picnic beverage of choice (might we suggest something frosty from an OKC-based brewery, perhaps?).
Sometimes picnicking can be a zoo, especially if you’re got a large group. You know where it’s not? Paradoxically, the OKC Zoo! That’s right. Eat while watching animals dream of eating your tasty treats! Good thing they’re behind all those fences.
Speaking of hungry bears, where else can you get your Yogi Bear on? Let us know in the comments section.