The award winning Bentley Park Sports Complex in Bixby, located at 8505 E. 148th St., is one of the best youth parks in Oklahoma. The park was recently recognized for the “Top Design in the State” by the Oklahoma Recreation Sports Society. The park’s splash pad was awarded “2011 Dream Designs Spray Park & Power Play” by Aquatics International.
The people of Bixby overwhelmingly passed bond issues to finance the construction of Bentley Park in April 2006 and 2010. The park currently consists of 114 acres.
The complex features two quads of baseball, two quads of softball, an international soccer field, fourteen youth soccer fields, a super playground/splash pad, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, rodeo grounds, practice fields, a multi-purpose building and walking trails connecting to the regional walking trail by the Arkansas river. Reservations are not accepted for the splash pad or picnic pavilions within Bentley Park. These areas are designed to be used on a first come basis. Cooking/grilling is not allowed on the grounds of Bentley Park to include the playground area.
In addition to the support of residents, community businesses along with civic organizations came together to show support for the Bentley Park. The sponsorship dollars will be used in the park for capital improvements.