FYI - Guide to life in Stephens County, OK 2019 - Page 14

RECREATION GET ACTIVE IN STEPHENS COUNTY SIMMONS CENTER The Simmons Center is a major attraction for Duncan with 9,000 members. The 105,000 square foot recreation center has a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, an elevated jogging track and two full-sized gymnasiums for basketball, tennis and volleyball. The Simmons Center also features racquetball courts, a weight room and game room with table tennis and video games. Members can stay in shape by attending a variety of regularly scheduled fitness classes. Along with their regular classes, the Simmons Center is also host to the Bison Aquatic Club, which allows students from all over the area to compete in USA swimming. This past season, the club had two area swimmers compete in the Junior Olympics. The Simmons Center also has a 750-seat theatre for lectures, musicals, 14 DUNCAN MAGAZINE | FYI 2019 concerts and film festivals. Outdoors sits the newly reconstructed Centennial Park that is free to the public. GOLF In Stephens County, golf lovers can hit the fairway on several excellent courses throughout the county. Our selection of golf courses includes The Territory Golf Course which Golf Digest mname as on of the top 10 courses in Oklahoma, The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club, Generations Golf Course, Twin Oaks golf course, City of Comanche golf course and Wildhorse golf course. PARKS The city of Duncan has a dozen parks with a variety of amenities. There are also parks in Comanche, Marlow and Velma. For outdoor sports, Abe Raizen park has a baseball and soccer field and playground, while Hillcrest park has a baseball field, tennis court, playground and splash pad. McCasland Rotary Park has a versatile field for activities, as well as a baseball field. Memorial Park, which honors past soldiers with war memorials, also has tennis courts. Fuqua Park offers the 905 museum, a train exhibit and historic Kiddieland; where children can ride the train, carousel, airplanes and more. It also has a pool, a playground, swings, a gazebo and a picnic area. Arboretum & Heritage Park features a walking path with views of trees and flowers. Whisenant Park and Olen Sledge Memorial Park also have walking paths. For more information on parks or lakes in Duncan, visit www. or call 580- 470-2088 or 580-470-2095.