OKC VeloCity | Head north to visit Edmond

Head north to visit Edmond

By Kaylee McDaniel / Lifestyle / November 10, 2020

While the TBL staff is pretty much in love with Oklahoma City, there are plenty of wonderful communities within our metro area. This week, we are exploring ways to enjoy Edmond.

On the northern side of the metro is Edmond, home to 90,000 people and a quaint and thriving downtown. But there’s plenty to see in the city, so here are five things to keep in mind as you’re thinking about a weekend outing.

  1. Edmond’s new interactive art is a safe and fun way to enjoy art while eating and shopping. What kind of art can you expect to see?
  • “Key to My Heart” is the newest addition to the collection and are huge L-O-V-E letters at Festival Marketplace, 30 W. First St. Padlocks are sold at downtown Edmond businesses for people to write on and attach to the letters.
  • Littler Lawn Mural is a striped mural in a new “pocket park” in downtown Edmond on Littler Ave. Enjoy picnic tables, swings and yard games.
  • “Share the Love” is located near the Edmond Post Office on Broadway Ave. This giant arrow has free stamped postcards for visitors to write on and mail.
  • The “I’m Grateful” chalkboard is located near the Edmond Railyard for creative space to write why you are thankful.
  • A Route 66 Shield is new at Festival Marketplace and perfect for selfies.
  1. Experience Arcadia Lake with a hike, a round of disc golf, a picnic or on warmer days, hit the water by kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard.
  1. Downtown Edmond is always getting new tenants. The latest neighbors include Blocworks climbing gym, Commonplace Bookstore (as seen originally in Midtown), Frenzy Brewery, Blues & Jazz Café with live music, outdoor streateries open at The Mule, Café Evoke and Othello’s, Urgan Agrarian grocery and plenty of murals. You can also visit multiple restaurants and a two-stor y cocktail bar at the Edmond Railyard.
  1. Edmond Center Court is a new premier tennis facility with 24 outdoor and 6 indoor courts. For more information, including how to book a court, visit edmondcentercourt.com.
  1. Kickingbird Pickleball Center features 32 outdoor and 12 indoor courts. Play first-come first serve for free but bring your own paddles and balls.

This content originally appeared on The Better Life blog.

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