With its proximity to local amenities such as a nearby golf course and the Oklahoma River, the community of Southwestern offers residents an exciting, vibrant lifestyle. The neighborhood is next to major roadways and just minutes from downtown.
Southwestern encompasses ZIP code 73139. The community is bounded by Southwest 59th Street on the north, South Western Avenue on the east, Southwest 66th Street on the south, and South Blackwelder Avenue on the west. The Oklahoma River and the Interstate 40 run to the north, the Interstate 35 to the east, the Interstate 240 to the south, and the Interstate 44 to the west. The area is mostly residential although there are shops, service establishments, eateries, and entertainment facilities along the northern and northeastern border.
Residents of Southwestern have access to a number of parks, such as Taylor Park, which sits to the south of the neighborhood. This city park gives visitors the opportunity to swim in the swimming pool or play in the “sprayground.” There is also a playground, picnic shelters, a hiking trail, and an onsite recreation center. Southern Oaks Park is located to the east. This site also has a recreation center with a gymnasium as well as a ball field and playground. Lippert Park to the northeast also has a ball field, playground, and spray ground.
The Southwestern Skate Center is located on Western Avenue and is a favorite entertainment draw, and for the golf enthusiast, the Willow Creek Golf & Country Club to the west is also popular. The private facility has a challenging 18-hole course as well as indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a dining facility.
Residents who like water sports enjoy visiting the Oklahoma River where they can boat, kayak, and canoe.