Blog, photos, videos, and stories about downtown Oklahoma City and city’s core.
Downtown OKC from south of the river
The Oklahoma river is the traditional boundary between the northside and southside of the city.
This photo was taken from the south side of the Oklahoma River Trails, a nice place to bicycle and walk.
Bright colors along the Bricktown Canal
Clear water in the Bricktown Canal days after it was drained and cleaned
Every few years the city drains and cleans the Bricktown Canal. For the few days after it is refilled, the canal takes on a transparent green appearance before it becomes the normal dark and opaque.
In the Myriad Gardens looking up toward the Park House Event Center
The Myriad Gardens is a nice place to spend the morning, watching the sun rise over the Park House event center.
The Bricktown Canal in winter
In the winter, the brown grass and blue sky makes the canal appear green.
Centennial Land Run Monument at the south end of the Bricktown Canal
The Land Run Monument is on the southeast end of the Bricktown Canal. It is worth the walk to see this grand multi-statue monument.
View of the Bricktown Canal from street level
The Bricktown Canal is a lovely place for a stroll.
Looking toward the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at dawn
The LA Dodgers’ AAA affiliate plays their home games at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Bricktown Canal turns south near the west side of the ballpark.
Construction of the Bank of Oklahoma Park Plaza
The Bank of Oklahoma Park Plaza is among downtown OKC’s newest buildings.
One of many Spirit of the Buffalo statues in downtown OKC
Spirit of Buffalo statues can be found in multiple places in the core of OKC. This one is on the Bricktown Canal, in Lower Bricktown.
The Bricktown Octopus by Jack Fowler
There are 88 hidden items in this mural, a work by Jack Fowler, that is located along rear of the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
Despite being a recent addition to the downtown OKC skyline, the Skydance Bridge, has quickly become an iconic symbol of Oklahoma City.
Public art in OKC makes beautiful otherwise dreary places
Downtown OKC Partnership is responsible for much of the public art in downtown OKC.
Jack Fowler's "Pavo Real" on the west end of the Bricktown Canal.
Public art in Oklahoma City’s downtown, near the Bricktown Canal. Artist Jack Fowler made this work, entitled Pavo Real, which means Royal Turkey in Spanish.
Tulips in the Myriad Gardens
The Myriad Gardens is downtown Oklahoma City’s front yard. In the spring it wakes up with brilliant tulips.
Redbud trees blooming on the Bricktown Canal
In Oklahoma City, the Redbud trees welcome the spring with their brilliant blooms. This photo was taken along the Bricktown Canal near the Oklahoma Land Run Monument.