Our History

Originally purchased by the City of Muskogee in 1909, Honor Heights Park is the "crown jewel" of Muskogee's parks network.  The idyllic and varying features of this 132-acre park makes it an attractive destination throughout the year.  Picnic areas, picnic shelters, a pavilion, a gift shop, gazeboes, and restrooms throughout the park make it easy to navigate to your heart's desire.  Visitors are often fishing in one of the lakes or ponds from the comfort of fully accessible fishing docks.  A playground, various open play areas, tennis courts, and even a volleyball court make Honor Heights Park ideal for all varietis of recreational enthusiasts.  The installation of a "splash pad" near the playground area has made sure that, even on a hot day, visitors can always have fun.  
 
Over time, the Park has become home to three trails:  Henry Bresser Nature Trail, the Audubon Trail, which is a favorite of local birders, and the half-mile Stem Beach Trail, which is a favorite of local runners, joggers, and walkers.  The Park also features the Conard Rose Garden, the C. Clay Harrell Arboretum, Art Johnson Memorial Dogwood Collection, Elbert L. Little, Jr., Native Tree Collection, Azalea gardens, floral gardens, White Garden, and at the top of Agency Hill is an outstanding view of the City of Muskogee in the Rainbow Division Memorial Amphitheater.  
 
The visitors and enthusiasm generated from this outstanding Park motivated a group of outstanding patrons to band together to form a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2008. The Friends of Honor Heights Park Association has dedicated itself to continuing to improve and develop Honor Heights Park gardens, facilities, and features.  The Association, with the help of its outstanding members, assist with or host a variety of events such as the Azalea Festival, Garden of Lights Run, Craft Beer Fest, Moonlight & Monarchs, Third Thursday, and many more.  The fundraising aspect of these events have enabled the Association to dedicate over $400,000 to further its mission of making Honor Heights Park beautiful!
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