Lafortune Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Apartment dwellers, condo owners, and homeowners in the South Yale Avenue and 51st Street area have easy access to the exceptional LaFortune County Park, which is literally located across the street.
Located in the 74135 zip code area, LaFortune Park neighborhood is bordered on the north by East 51st Street, on the south by East 61st Street, on the west by South Yale Avenue, and on the east by South Sheridan Road.
A sprawling complex that encompasses two 18-hole golf courses, a community swimming pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, and a large, shaded picnic area, LaFortune Park, which opened in the 1960s, is one of Tulsa’s best and most treasured parks. Golfers can play on a Championship course with four sets of tees or a lighted 18-hole, par-3 layout.
On the neighborhood’s southern border is Saint Francis Hospital, a highly regarded, not-for-profit hospital that’s part of the Saint Francis Health System. Founded by oilman William K. Warren, Sr. and his wife Natalie Overall Warren, the hospital is distinctively pink in color. The color was chosen by Mrs. Warren, who felt that it looked “healthy” instead of “institutional.”
For shopping, the Farm Shopping Center at 51st Street and Sheridan Avenue is a Tulsa Landmark. Featuring a 90-year old restored barn in a village square, this outdoor complex has curbside parking in front of more than 40 stores and is dotted with mature trees. Two places you’ll see a lot of locals are the Great Harvest Bread Company with its specialty breads and pastries, and Billy Sims Barbecue, a restaurant owned by former Oklahoma University football great Billy Sims.