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parks & recreation

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Ray Fine Park

Ray Fine Memorial Park, located on the north edge of Gore, provides a serene playground for the young and young-at-heart. This park offers tennis and basketball courts (new paint and nets); picnic tables; benches; drinking spigots; stationary charcoal grills; modern toilets; and group shelters–including a large gazebo for special occasions like our annual Easter egg hunt and recent bluegrass festival. The newest addition to our well-maintained and generously spaced playground equipment is an ADA-compliant swing.

The land for this small gem of a park was donated by Rena Fine in 1976 in honor of Ray Fine, who served as an Oklahoma state senator from 1942-1964 and state representative from 1964-1972. Contributions from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, multiple families, businesses, and individuals also made the park what it is today.

The Town of Gore is proud to offer you this place to simply take a break, or have a picnic beneath towering oaks as you watch the kids explore six-acres worth of good, clean fun.

Steve Owens Sports Complex

Gore’s own 25-acre “Field of Dreams,” nestled at the base of Round Top Mountain on the east side of town, is the product of the combined efforts and several year’s hard work of the town’s Board of Trustees and members of the local Little Leagues, Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, as well as many business owners and residents.

Steve Owens, former football great and Heisman Trophy winner, was honored to have this sports complex bear his name. Steve, one of nine children, was born in Gore on December 9, 1947, before moving away when he was 5. He has since dedicated his life to supporting this and other community projects.

Thus, the Steve Owens Sports Complex, which officially opened in the summer of 2004, can now offer two baseball fields and two combination baseball/softball fields, as well as portable bleachers, ADA-compliant bathrooms, an equipment storage building, and a concession area. Gore is proud to provide this well lit and well maintained facility for an assortment of tournaments held in our town on a regular basis.

Additional contact and tournament information is available by clicking here.

(ORDINANCE NO. 03-06-01-1: RATES)

CAMP AREAS & FEES (Fees are subject to change)

GORE LANDING “Camping on the Illinois River

FACILITES:  Boat Launch, Camping & RV sites, Water & Electric Service, Fishing, Hiking, Port-a-Potty.
DIRECTIONS: I-40 Exit 287/SH100 3 mi. N to Gore, 1 mi. E on SH-64, ½ mi. N on
Gore Landing Road.

SUMMERS FERRY “Camping on the Arkansas River

 

FACILITES:     Boat Launch, Camping, Water, Fishing, Hiking, Port-a-Potty.
DIRECTIONS:  I-40 Exit 287, go over Arkansas River Bridge and make immediate left.

The following rates apply to Gore Landing and Summers Ferry Parks

DAILY BOAT LAUNCH FEE

$2.00 (To be paid at Boat Launch site)

ANNUAL BOAT LAUNCH FEE

$25.00 Payable, in advance, at the Town of Gore, Municipal Complex.

DAILY BOAT LAUNCH FEE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

62 years or older, with proof of age or with a Golden Age Passport Card issued by the
Federal Recreation Passport Program: $1.00 (To be paid at boat launch site)

ANNUAL BOAT LAUNCH FEE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

62 years or older, with proof of age or with a Golden Age Passport Card issued by the
Federal Recreation Passport Program: $12.50 Payable, in advance, at the Town of Gore, Municipal Complex.

CAMPING FEES FOR EACH 24-HOUR PERIOD

(To be paid at boat launch site)
CAMPSITE WITH WATER & ELECTRIC SERVICE: $15.00
CAMPSITE WITHOUT WATER & ELECTRIC SERVICE: $8.00

CAMPING FEES FOR EACH 24-HOUR PERIOD FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

(To be paid at boat launch site)
62 years or older, with proof of age or with a Golden Age Passport Card issued by the
Federal Recreation Passport Program.
CAMPSITE WITH WATER & ELECTRIC SERVICE: $7.50
CAMPSITE WITHOUT WATER & ELECTRIC SERVICE: $4.00

DAY USE FEE FOR EACH 12-HOUR PERIOD (Includes Picnic Table)

(To be paid at boat launch site)
MAXIMUM PER VEHICLE: $3.00
SENIOR CITIZENS: $1.50

SANITARY DUMP STATION FOR RV’S WITH HOLDING TANK:

REGISTERED USERS: No charge
NON-REGISTERED USERS: $2.00 (To be paid at site)