#UrbanHikeOKC from Myriad Gardens
- Saturdays March 28, May 30, July 25, and September 26, 11 am-Noon
- Immediately after the Gardens’ Monthly Walking Tour
Take a hike, literally, with a new Urban Hike beginning this spring at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Immediately after the regularly scheduled monthly Guided Walking Tour, instructors from the Greater YMCA Oklahoma City will lead participants on an hour-long hike through downtown Oklahoma City. Target locations will be announced prior to the hike. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Walk-ups are welcome. Geared towards adults, children and strollers are welcome to join.
The first urban hike is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 beginning at 11 a.m. with Jessica Brodmerkel, YMCA Downtown District health and wellness director. The route will traverse from the Gardens up Hudson Avenue to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum and Survivor Tree. After park rangers give a history lesson of the tree, the group will hike down 5th Street to the Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA for a water stop. The urban hike will then head back to the Gardens at noon.
Dates for the Urban Hike are March 28, May 30, July 25, and September 26. Each hike is free and begins at 11 a.m. and ends by noon.
Guided Walking Tours of the Gardens are held the last Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. Each month features different plants from the outdoor collection that thrive in our region, from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices. Participants meet in the South Lobby Visitor Center.