Community Resources

Parks

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Recreational Activities

Bixby Public Schools

Youth & Adult Sports Clubs

Dining

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Parks

Bentley Park

Bixby Community
The Bentley Park Sports Complex in Bixby will be one the best youth parks in Oklahoma. The complex features two quads of baseball, two quads of softball, an international soccer field, twelve youth soccer fields, a super playground and splash pad, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, bocce courts, and walking trails connecting to the main walking trail by the Arkansas river.

Bentley Park began as a 47-acre park. In April of 2006 the city council traded for 24 more acres, enlarging the park to meet the needs of our youth sports organizations. The additional land enables us to have more parking and more room for the athletes and their parents or spectators. The current total acreage in Bentley Park and adjacent Keas Field is approximately 100 acres.

The people of Bixby overwhelmingly (80%) passed a six million dollar bond to finance the construction of Bentley Park in April of 2006. Work is underway on the baseball quads in Bentley Park. A $297,000 plus bid was let in February 2007 for the work, with an expected finish date of July 2007. Construction in the rest of the complex will begin in the summer of 2007 with an expected late 2008 or early 2009 completion.

Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum

Bixby Community
This 32.5 acre park is a proposed continuation of the Tulsa River Parks system and located just north of the Arkansas River Bridge on Memorial, in Bixby (just south of 134th and Memorial. Located in the park, visitors will find a wonderfully wooded walking trail, the Laci Dawn Hill Butterfly Garden, memorials to the children of the Murrah Building Bombing, and to the World Trade Center Terrorist Act. Proposed developments include an amphitheater. The BBQ’nBlues Festival is held each year here, providing a shaded, pleasant atmosphere for festival attendees. For reservations of this park, contact Jamie Chairez, Customer Service Coordinator, City of Bixby, (918)366-4430.

Friends of Irving Foundation
PO Box 368
Bixby, OK 74008
918-369-5120

Charley Young Park

Bixby Community
This small city park, located in downtown Bixby bordered by Dawes, Cabaniss and Breckenridge, this park is the site of the annual Bixby Green Corn Festival. A gazebo provides shelter for musicians, outdoor weddings, and other family oriented events. The park features a variety of hand carved figures from park trees, picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, and a swingset.There is no park or facility reservation process available for this park.

Quail Creek Park

Bixby Community
Located in South Country Estates subdivision in the 8600 block of 106th St. South. Facilities include playground equipment, picnic tables, swing set, a barbeque grill, and 2-lighted Tennis courts.

Lake Bixhoma

Bixby Community
Lake Bixhoma, located about 5 miles southeast of Bixby on Leonard Mountain, is a nature lover’s dream. Fishing is allowed, and a low-wake zone is enforced. For more information on lake rules and regulations, see http://www.bixby.com/lake_bixhoma.php

Haikey Creek Park
This Tulsa County park, located at 113th and South Garnett, on the border of Bixby and Broken Arrow, includes facilities such as a lighted baseball field, grills, jogging paths, nature trails, playground equipment, picnic tables, restroom facilities, shelters, soccer fields, lighted softball field and a lighted tennis court. Park shelters and green spaces may be reserved on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays by calling the Tulsa Parks Administrative office at 596-5990. Call Daryl Maxville at 369-5998 to reserve ball fields. For more information on this park, visit http://www.parks.tulsacounty.org/parks.aspx?page=haikey

Shopping

Whether shopping for gifts, furniture, knick knacks, healthy supplements, home decor or phone accessories, Bixby has a variety of shopping opportunities – great hometown personal service, no fighting metro traffic, and yet you find competitive prices!

Check out these Chamber Partners.

 Recreational Activities in Bixby

FAMILY AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
The Bixby Community Center and the Daily Family YMCA both offer a wide variety of classes, activities and events for all ages, year round. Contact the Bixby Community Center at 366-4841 and the Daily Family YMCA at 369-9622 for more information.

FITNESS
Maintain your health and strength by utilizing a wide variety of programs offered by local fitness businesses. Outdoor trails at the Bixby High School campus and at Washington Irving Park provide the perfect opportunity for walkers/joggers. Enjoy the indoor pools located on the grounds of the Bixby High School and at the YMCA.

GOLF
Golf lovers will truly enjoy White Hawk Golf Course, a beautiful 18-hole course located at 151st and Yale. A regulation 9-hole course is located at The Links Apartments at 115th and Memorial. There are other major golf courses in the area, including Southern Hills (the site of the U.S. Open), Tulsa Golf Course (Ladies PGA Tournament site), Indian Springs, Meadow Brook, The Oaks, and others.

OUTDOOR WATER RECREATION
Bixby is less than 10 miles from Tulsa and is within a 90-120 minute drive to major lakes and rivers. Lake Bixhoma, located about 5 miles southeast of Bixby on Leonard Mountain, is a nature lover’s dream. Fishing is allowed, and a low-wake zone is enforced.

For current contact information on the above recreation or fitness resources, please visit our online Partnership Directory or call 366-9445.

BIXBY…Home of the Spartans

As the fastest growing community in the state, Bixby Public Schools is currently the 36th largest school district in the state of Oklahoma and competes at the 5A level. Our district competes for state championships in diverse areas of competition, as well as provides first class coaching, facilities, equipment, and support for the overall development of our students. The standards of Spartan excellence are high across the board.

Visit us @ bixbyps.org

Youth & Adult Sports Clubs

Bixby Youth Soccer
918.366.6456

NEO USSSA Baseball
Lynn Gibson, Area Director
918.369.5017

Adult Softball Leagues
Haikey Creek Park, 366.1322 or 366.4841 for more information
Spring, Summer, and Fall leagues held.

Bixby Community Center
366.4841
Boxing, Youth Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, and Martial Arts.

Bixby Girls Softball
918.366.2603

Bixby Youth Football
918.366.3500

Bixby Youth Baseball
918.366.9600

Bixby Youth Wrestling Club
918.366.8120

Whitey Ford Basketball
918.365.9322

Bixby Youth Cheerleading
918.365.1187

In addition to a variety of businesses and organizations that offer sport/league opportunities, the Bixby Community Center and the Daily Family YMCA offer a variety of sporting activities and leagues for all ages.

Daily Family YMCA, 369-9622
Youth Cheerleading, Flag Football, Baseball, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Martial Arts, Swimming, and Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues.

Sports leagues and organizations may contact 366-9445 to find out how league information can be listed on this website.

 Dining

Why fight the traffic in Tulsa? Choose to dine at a variety of selections right here in Bixby!

To view list of Bixby Metro Chamber Member Restaurants, click here.

 Community of Faith

Chamber partners are indicated in BOLD.

Assembly of God

First Assembly of God
Faith Temple Assembly

Lifeway Church
Pastor Jimmy Hunt
pastorhunt@lifewaybixby.com
12604 South Memorial, Bixby, OK
(918) 625-0495
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:30am
For additional service information please visit:
www.lifewaychurch.com

Baptist

Crossroads Fellowship Church
Dr. Larry DeLay, Pastor
lgdelay@cox.net
100 W. Dawes, Bixby, OK
(918) 369-9111
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.xroadsfellowship.org

Evergreen Baptist Church
Pastor Scott Meeks
smeeks@evergreenbc.org
10301 E. 111th St. S., Bixby, OK
(918) 369-6400
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 8:15am & 10:45am
For additional service information please visit:
www.evergreenbc.org

First Baptist Church – Bixby
Pastor Monte Moran
firstbaptist@fbcbixby.org
114 East Brekenridge St., Bixby, OK
(918) 366-3456
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:30am
For additional service information please visit:
www.fbcbixby.org

First Baptist Church – Leonard
Pastor Billy Joe Gibson
billyjgibson@olp.net
15711 East 168th Street, Leonard, OK
(918) 366-4101
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:45am
For additional service information please call (918) 366-4101

Grace Baptist Church
Pastor Phillip Hoos
pastor@bixbygracebaptist.org
17300 South Mingo Road, Bixby, OK
(918) 366-8993
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 11:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.bixbygracebaptist.org

New Beginnings Baptist Church
Phil Sallee, Senior Pastor
philsallee@olp.net
(918) 366-6700
4104 East 151st Street South, Bixby, OK
(Located on 151st, between Harvard and Yale)
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 9:30am and 11:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.newbeginningsbaptistchurch.com

Riverview Baptist Church
Andy Jobe, Sr. Pastor
andy.jobe@riverview-church.org
Aaron Lynn, Administration
aaron.lynn@riverview-church.org
13201 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK
(918) 369-2055
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 9:30am & 10:45am
For additional service information please visit:
www.riverview-church.org

South Tulsa Baptist Church
Dr. Ted Kersh, Pastor
ted@stbc.net
10310 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK
(918) 299-0904
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 8:30am & 10:45am
For additional service information please visit:
www.stbc.net

Bible Baptist Church
Liberty Heights Free Will Baptist
Shellenbarger Freewill Baptist

Catholic

St. Clements Catholic Church
Father Joshua Litwack
frjosh@tulsacoxmail.com
15501 South Memorial, Bixby, OK
(918) 366-3166
Service Information:
Saturday Mass Service at 5:00pm
Sunday Mass Services at 8:00am & 11:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.stclement-bixby.org

Christian

Bixby Christian Church

Church of Christ

Downtown Church of Christ
North Heights Church of Christ

Eastern Orthodox

St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church

Jehovah’s Witness

Jehovah’s Witnesses Church

Lutheran

King of Kings Lutheran Church
Pastor Rick Tabisz
rick@kingofkingsok.org
14023 S Casper St # C, Glenpool, OK
(918) 291-2005
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 9:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.kingofkingsok.org

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Pastor Jonathan Schutlz
jschultz@lordoflifeok.org
13160 South Memorial Drive, Bixby, OK
(918) 520-9829
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 11:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.lordoflifeok.org

Non Denominational

Bixby Community Church
Dr. Steve Greene, Pastor
12816 South Memorial Suite 100, Bixby, OK
(918) 366-7095
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:30am
For additional service information please visit:
www.bixbycommunitychurch.org

Midwest Agape Church
Kevin Lewis, Pastor
midwestagape@olp.net
5161 E. 171st Street, Bixby, OK
On the NE corner of 171st and Yale (Look for the “Big Red Roof”)
(918) 366-7730
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:00am
For additional service information please call (918) 366-7730

The Landing Community Church

Methodist

First United Methodist Church
Reverend Randy Mitchell
rmitchell@olp.net
15502 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK
(918) 366-4463
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 8:30am & 11:00am
For additional service information please visit:
www.fumcbixby.org

Presbyterian

Korean Presbyterian Church

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Reverend Cathy Hamrick
trinitypastor@olp.net
9303 East 111th Street, Bixby, OK
(918) 369-3690
Service Information:
Sunday Worship at 10:30am
For additional service information please visit:
www.trinitypresbyterianbixby.org

 Arts & Cultural Interests in the Greater Tulsa Area

Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa

www.ahct.org

Arts education throughout Tulsa County. Numerous programs and events throughout the year. Links on Web site to other arts and cultural organizations.

Philbrook Museum of Artwww.philbrook.org

Italianate Villa with a European art collection. Exquisite new grounds open in April 2004. Children’s programs.

Gilcrease Museumwww.gilcrease.org

World’s largest collection of art of the American West. Native American ethnographic material. Six themed gardens. Best view in Oklahoma. Children’s programs.

Tulsa Zoowww.tulsazoo.org

Seventy-five year history of animal conservation. Tropical American Rainforest. New African black-footed penguin exhibit. Petting Zoo. Children’s programs. The Zoo is located in Mohawk Park, the largest city-park in the United States. Also in Mohawk Park is the Oxley Nature Center with various walking trails.

Tulsa Performing Arts Centerwww.tulsapac.com

The home for the performing arts in Tulsa including: Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Celebrity Attractions, Theatre Tulsa, Light Opera Oklahoma and more.

Tulsa Operawww.tulsaopera.com

One of the top ten opera companies in the United States.

Tulsa Balletwww.tulsaballet.org

One of the top five ballet companies in the United States.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famewww.okjazz.org

Now in its 16th year. Offering events and programs throughout the year celebrating Oklahoma’s rich jazz heritage. Children’s programs.

Light Opera Oklahomawww.lightoperaok.org

A twenty-year tradition of presenting musical comedy, including works by Gillbert and Sullivan.

Theatre Tulsawww.theatretulsa.org

An 80-year tradition of both traditional repertory and new works.

Chamber Music Tulsawww.chambermusictulsa.org

The finest acclaimed chamber music ensembles from around the world are part of the annual season.

Tulsa Air and Space Museumwww.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org

Celebrating Oklahoma’s rich heritage in aviation. Children’s programs.

Oklahoma Aquariumwww.okaquarium.org

A new addition to Northeast Oklahoma with a “walk-through” giant shark tank and a fishing tackle museum.

Signature Symphonywww.tulsacc.edu

A resident orchestra of Tulsa Community College offering a variety of programs throughout the year.

Discoverylandwww.discoveryland.com

Presenting outdoor theatre during the summer including: Oklahoma! And Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Mayfestwww.tulsamayfest.com

An annual spring festival in downtown Tulsa of arts and crafts from across the region. Live entertainment. Variety of food and beverage vendors. Special kids area.

Oktoberfestwww.tulsaoktoberfest.org

An annual fall festival on the west bank of the Arkansas River of all things German, including art and music presentations, food and beverages.

OK MOZARTwww.okmozart.com

An annual 10-day festival in June celebrating classical and contemporary music with some of the finest musicians in the world who travel to Bartlesville (45 minutes north of Tulsa) each summer. A number of showcase events highlight various arts, crafts, storytelling and more.

Woolarocwww.woolaroc.org

Home of Tulsa oilman, Frank Phillips, now a museum of western and Native American Art located on a wildlife preserve near Bartlesville with bison, elk, deer, antelope, and many other animals. Petting zoo and children’s programs.

Tallgrass Prairie Reserve

http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oklahoma/preserves/tallgrass.html
A nature preserve in Pawhuska, with herds of bison and an educational component on conservation of flora and fauna.

Price Tower Arts Centerwww.pricetower.org

Frank Lloyd Wright’s only constructed skyscraper stands proudly in Bartlesville. A new museum connected to the structure will be built on the site.

Big Splash Water Parkwww.bigsplashwaterpark.com

The name says it all.

 Links

Useful/Interesting Links
Bixby Historical Society
Washington Irving’s Tour through the Tulsa Area
Tulsa County

Bixby Police

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Oklahoma Legislation
Indian Nation Council of Governments

Legislative Issues
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Research Institute for Economic Development
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State Chamber
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Oklahoma Tax Commission
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Start Up Business Referrals
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center
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Entrepreneur Magazine
Idea Cafe’ – The Small Business Channel
Edward Lowe Foundation – Championing The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Alliance for Manufacturing
Oklahoma Technology Council
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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Minority Owned Business certification
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Business Research
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Women Business Resources
Online Women’s Business Center
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United States
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