The 38.6-acre Randlett Park was named after Col. James R. Randlette, who was administrator of the Indian Agency in Anadarko from1899 to 1905. The City was founded in 1901, and during Col. Randlette’s term at the Agency, he secured land from the government for a park that became the present Randlett Park. Actual park development started between 1901 and 1905, before Oklahoma Statehood.
Randlett Park, a designated Historic District, has seven structures that have been nominated to the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory. These structures are the National Guard Armory, the 1908 Hydroelectric Power Plant and Dam Complex, the 1926 Municipal Pool, the East Automobile Entrance Brick Archway, the Southeast Play Area Archway, the Croquet Court Sign, and the C.R.I. & P. Railroad bridge piers. In addition, the Municipal Swimming Pool and the Hydroelectric Power Plant and Dam Complex have been identified as being of immediate National Register quality.
Are you looking for a place to host a birthday party or family reunion? The parks offer pavilions that can be reserved in advance for a minimal charge. Some of the pavilions even include water, electricity, and charcoal grills for a complete outdoor party experience.
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