Walk the Trail Day

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2023 Event Summary:

Unpredictable rain chances caused the event to be moved into the Multi-Purpose Center, but everyone still had a great time! 215 people entered for prize drawings.  We served around 192 hot dogs,200 snow cones and hosted 13 activity booths. 5 bicycles, 3 scooters, two folding chairs, three camping tents and gear, sports balls, and yard games were given away as prizes to the attendees! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Purcell's 3rd Annual Walk the Trail Day

June 3rd, 2023
Purcell Lake Trail
1400 Chandler Road
Purcell, OK 73080
10:30am to 1:30pm

Walk the Trail Day is an event coordinated between the City of Purcell Parks & Recreation Department and the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce and joined by many different businesses and organizations in the Purcell community to celebrate the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day event.  In 2021, the city and chamber teamed up to host an event that would highlight our lake and new trail system, get families outside and exercising, while also providing a completely free experience.  The event was so successful, it only makes sense to make it an annual event!

We had planned to host the grand opening of the Rotary Playground on the same day as our Walk the Trail Day celebration.  But due to much-needed rainfall, we will be pushing back our grand opening to a later date.
Rotary Playground Replacement Project

An image of the paved Lake Trail on Walk the Trail Day that says Welcome Friends

Thank You To Our Awesome Sponsors!

We cannot host this event without the help of our partners and sponsors!

OEC Fiber

TSET Healthy Living Program serving McClain County

Walmart of Purcell

City of Purcell Outreach Committee

Farm Bureau of Purcell

Have fun with Trail Games!

Different businesses and organizations will be setting up booths along the lake trail offering free games and activities to participate in!

  1. Visit the Purcell Community Outreach booth at the Chandler Pavilion Trailhead.  They will stamp your hand as an event participant and will give you or your family a game map.
  2. Visit each activity booth on the trail, participate in their game or activity, and they will stamp your map.
  3. When you reach Rotary Pavilion, the Parks staff will stamp your map for your free hot dog.  Visit Mr. Yeti's and they will stamp your hand for a free snow cone!
  4. When you have received a stamp from every vendor on your map, turn it in to the Purcell Community Outreach booth to get your completion prize!  You'll also get to enter your name in the grand prize drawings!
A map showing the Phase 1 Lake Trail

Grand Prize Drawings!

Grand prize drawings will be announced soon!!!

Sign up as an activity booth or sponsor!

We are currently looking for activity booths and sponsors for the event! Vendor booths need to host a simple game that is fast paced carnival style games and may focus physical activity.  Ring toss, hopscotch, hoopla hoops, etc. Sponsors are needed to help with the cost of hosting the event, prizes, and supplies.
Please contact Elisabeth at the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce at (405) 527-3093, 
or follow the link below for a vendor form:
2023 Walk the Trail Day Vendor Form

  1. Parks & Recreation

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

    Emergency Phone: (405) 527-4600