The Marlow area has numerous activities, parks, and recreational facilities to tempt any and all travelers!
REDBUD PARK – Includes the HIDEOUT - a 13,000 square foot, state-of-the-art children's playground, and the CREEKWALK - a walking trail with exhibit huts, decorative lighting and landscaping. Redbud Park is also home to the MARLOW OUTLAW CENTENNIAL MONUMENT, as well as the legendary "OUTLAW CAVE." There is also the charming REDBUD CHAPEL, originally constructed in 1904, and moved to Redbud Park in 1997.
A municipal swimming pool, picnic facilities, baseball and softball diamonds, and an OKLAHOMA HORSESHOE PITCHING ASSOCIATION SANCTIONED COURT are available to the public for enjoyment by the whole family.
AREA LAKES – J. W. Taylor Lake (227 surface acres), Lake Humphreys (840 surface acres), Clear Creek Lake (660 surface acres), and Lake Fuqua (1500 surface acres).
Excellent fishing is found at the lakes and many ponds in the area. Camping, boating and swimming are all available locally.
GOLF COURSES – Two public and two private golf courses are within a 10 mile radius.
MARLOW AREA MUSEUM – Features local pioneers, history and color. A special area created by the Marlow family holds many artifacts of the family, including the original tombstone of Alfred, Boone, and Lewellyn, from the Finis, Texas, cemetery.
ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS – Include a 4th of July Parade and a festival that lasts all day and evening until 10:00 p.m. with a giant fireworks extravaganza; an Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday of Easter weekend; an annual Showcase of Stars talent show for grades K-12; an annual Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in December. Concerts in the Opera House, and other one-time special events and activities are enjoyed on a regular basis.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES – A Summer Youth Program is sponsored by the volunteers of the Marlow Youth Council. Classes are given in many activities, including swimming. Baseball and softball leagues are active in the community.
HERITAGE & HISTORIC HOMES TOUR – Tracing the chronicles of oil tycoons, "capitalists'" miracles, mysteries, outlaws, and gangsters of Marlow from its inception as a town to the thirties, this is a must-see stop on your southwest Oklahoma visit. This tour is available on audio tape, or with advance arrangements for special groups, this may be scheduled as a bus trip back in time, lead by a volunteer host. For tour information, contact the Marlow Chamber of Commerce, 580-658-2212.
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