Today, Noble (population 5700) is a growing residential and business community in close proximity to Norman and The University of Oklahoma. The entire greater Oklahoma City area including Tinker Air Force Base are short commutes. Noble offers a variety of municipal services, including police and fire protection, an ambulance service, comprehensive land use planning and zoning services, parks and recreational activities, a library and cultural events.
The City also provides water, wastewater, storm water, and solid waste services to its residents. The utility systems operate for the benefit of the City of Noble and are an integral part of the City operations.
The Splash pad which was named in honor of Austin Hailey is officially called “Austin’s Big Splash”. The pad was opened in May of 2007 and has been well attended. Multi colored surface covered with beautiful geographic designs is fitted with state of the art nozzles that squirt water when set off by a manual activator. Park benches have been placed around the splash pad to accommodate visitors who stay for hours. The City is planning to add features that include water cannons and spilling buckets.
The splash pad is opened in May of each year and is available six days per week (It is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance) until after Labor Day. There is no charge to the participants and there is no age limit.
The Splash pad was part of the master plan to develop Dane Park into a children’s park that included a playground area, a skateboard park, picnic tables, a pavilion, and restrooms. The plan also added a community garden area that may be reserved by Noble residents to grow fresh vegetables and flowers and a lighted walking track that connects on the south to Kenneth L. King Park.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Wednesday – Monday
10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.
In 2003 Noble completed the Riley Park Recreational Trail located at 1400 N. Main Street. This one mile long hard-surface lighted trail utilizes the densely wooded area around Berry Creek and the historic old abandoned Santa Fe railroad bridge. The facilities include a large picnic pavilion, playground and restrooms.
In 2009 the City was awarded a federal grant to construct 1.7 miles of SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL sidewalks connecting the middle school on N. 8th Street to Dane Park at 525 S. 8th Street. This sidewalk provides access to Pioneer Elementary, the Noble Public Library, the Noble Administration Building and K.I.D. Elementary. The City is pursuing additional funding to extend the SRTS Sidewalk to the High School.
In 2009 the City received a federal Recreational Trail Grant to construct a ¾ mile long, hard- surface, lighted trail at Kenneth King Park, a 20 acre site located at 1000 E. Maguire Road. The City also added a picnic pavilion, restrooms, and worked with a local disc golf group to include an 18 hole disc golf course in the heavily wooded park. The residential subdivision located just south of the park has dedicated common areas and park property to extend the trail to near the city’s south border.
In 2017 the City has applied for a federal Recreational Trail Grant which would place a hard surface, lighted trail in Dane Park that would connect by a crosswalk to Kenneth King Park on the south and the SRTS sidewalk on the NW corner of Dane Park. Dane Park has been designated as a children’s park and a Splash Pad, a Skateboard Trail, a picnic area, a community garden, restrooms, and a covered pavilion have been added. The proposed Recreational Trail would traverse the park. The City also is planning a playground area.