Location | Hours
5501 S. Yale Ave. | Tulsa, OK 74135
Park Hours: 7am-11pm
About the Park
Our story begins in 1920 at 51st & Yale Ave. at the Tulsa County Poor Farm, where poor people worked for their food, received health services and had a roof over their heads. But in 1935, FDR introduced the national welfare system and eventually, the farm became obsolete and too expensive to maintain. In 1958, oilman J.A. LaFortune saw the potential of the old farm land and donated $250,000 to Tulsa County to build a park. He did so because he “wanted to give back to the city that had been so good to me.” LaFortune’s passion for the creation of public county parks extended to his friend Claude Chandler, who he convinced to donate 100 acres of his quarry for a west side park. [Chandler Park] On October 16, 1960, LaFortune Park was opened to the public. As the first county park in Oklahoma, the 270-acres features over 700 trees, 11 ponds, and more than 100,000 visitors a year. There is an 18-hole championship golf course, a lighted driving range, pro shop and the only lighted 18-hole par 3 in Oklahoma. It’s a spectacular setting for all occasions with indoor and outdoor event spaces.
North east of the golf course is the nationally recognized Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park. Built in 1970, it has grown from 6 courts to 21 lighted outdoor courts, 3 air-conditioned indoor courts and a full-service pro shop with locker rooms.
LaFortune Park also features a 5k-walking/running trail that encompasses the entire park, frequently used for team building, corporate challenges and fundraising events.
Features | Amenities
- LaFortune Park Golf Course
- Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park
- Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
- Baseball Fields
- Buddy LaFortune Community Center
- 3 Picnic Shelters
- Green Space
- 2 Fishing Ponds
- Picnic Tables & Grills
- 3 Playgrounds
- 3.2 Mile Trail, 8-ft. wide asphalt