Rotary Playground Replacement Project

Rotary Playground Grand Opening - August 19th, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

We will be hosting the grand opening of the Rotary Playground on Saturday, August 19th, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The Parks and Recreation Department will be serving free hot dogs, and Sonshine Shaved Ice will be serving free snow cones for the kids! 

10:00am - Hot Dogs, Snow Cones, and FUN!

Bring the family out and enjoy some playtime on the new playground! 

11:00pm - Photo Opportunity

Group photos will begin at 11:00am. Join the Purcell City Council, City Leadership and Staff, Tourism Committee, Parks Board, Outreach Committee, and community donors in a group photo celebrating this amazing addition to Purcell Lake!

11:15pm - Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at 11:15am!

12:00pm - Keep Playing!!!

Stay and play all you want!

Thank You To Our Community Sponsors!

We could not have accomplished this playground without the support and generosity of our city leadership, city staff, our community members, and our local businesses. Many people have invested their time and money into making this project happen, and we are extremely grateful!

Rotary Playground Replacement Project - Completion Date Estimated for Summer of 2023

On October 27th, 2022, Purcell City Council voted unanimously to fund the replacement of the Rotary Playground located at Purcell Lake.  The new playground will feature two main structures and a swing set.  One structure will be for children 2 to 5 years old, one structure will be for children 5 to 12 years old, and the swing set will accommodate children of all ages.  Numerous accessibility features will be available for people of all abilities to use.  Large shade structures will provide protection from the hot summer sun.  The structures will be in proximity of our new paved trails and restrooms and surrounded by Purcell Lake and lots of wildlife habitats and nature for everyone to learn about and explore!

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Rotary Playground Rendering by Play and Park Structures

Backstoryrotary play structure surrounded by barricade fencing

Rotary Playground was constructed at Purcell City Lake by the Purcell Rotary Club around 1987.  For years, kids in our community have been enjoying this play structure.  The City of Purcell inherited the play structure and close-by pavilion from the Rotary Club in the late 1990’s.  As the City made Investments in new amenities such as upgrades to the Original One-Mile Trail and  ADA accessible restrooms near the Rotary Pavilion and Playground in 2019, the play structure broke down and was rated unsafe for use.

  1. Parks & Recreation

    Mailing Address
    230 W. Main St.
    Purcell, OK 73080

  2. John Blue

    Parks and Recreation Director