Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Will Rogers Gardens is one of the city's historic parks and is open year-round.
Within its 30 acres, Will Rogers Gardens features a 2-acre color garden nestled between the Gardens' two ponds, the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, a 7-acre arboretum and a conservatory with a cacti and succulent collection. It also features display beds of daylilies, iris, azaleas, herbs and peonies.
The Ed Lycan conservatory was designed by architects Lord and Burnham and was first erected in Douglass Park in 1924. In 1936 the conservatory was moved to Will Rogers Park.
Gardening and nature-related classes for all ages and other events are held in the Garden Exhibition Building, home to the Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs.
Will Rogers Gardens is part of Will Rogers Park, which features a family aquatics center, the 24-court Oklahoma City Tennis Center, a disk golf course, and one of Oklahoma City's two senior adult recreation centers.