The City of Watonga’s Parks Department maintains 183 acres of land dedicated to a broad variety of recreation opportunities for Watonga’s 3,000 residents, as well as patrons from surrounding communities. Facilities include four softball fields, four baseball fields, six soccer fields, one skate park and a splash pad. The department also maintains Watonga’s nine-hole municipal golf course on the city’s northwest corner.
The department employs three full-time staff members and five seasonal workers who help with mowing responsibilities at 11 city parks. During the cold season, the department performs off-season tasks such as irrigation system repairs and mowing equipment maintenance. To report concerns or to schedule events, contact Donnie Dunn at 580-623-0134.
Splash pad Information
Location: Huff-Lorang Park (North of Watonga High School)
Hours: Open through Labor Day, September 6.
Watonga Parks are currently open to the public. The Parks Department requests that citizens follow State of Oklahoma recommendations when using public spaces.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following guidelines for use of public spaces to help the prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Please continue to maintain social distancing—stay 6 feet apart
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
- Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19
- Limit gatherings to 10 people or less until guidelines are reevaluated by the State of Oklahoma