The Thunderbird Park is situated on 15 beautiful acres surrounding the museum complex. Included in the park are more than 60 different types of equipment, including wheeled vehicles, full track vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and large guns. Well landscaped walkways are lined with beautiful trees, shrubs, and bushes. These pathways aid visitors in exploring the park where all equipment and vehicles are identified by plaques.
The 45th Infantry Division Monument rises 40 feet high and is crowned by Thunderbirds on each side. This memorial honors the men of the 45th Infantry Division from both World War II and Korea who gallantly represented their states and bravely served their country in times of war. The monument was originally erected in downtown Oklahoma City and dedicated in 1959, but advancement of downtown business and construction of skyscrapers left the monument hidden from view. It was moved to the grounds of the 45th Infantry Division Museum and was re-dedicated on September 20, 2003.
The park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, especially on one of Oklahoma City’s beautiful sunny days. A small picnic area with two tables is available on a first come first serve basis.