Honor Heights Park
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In 1909, the City of Muskogee purchased the original 40 acres (160,000 m2) of Honor Heights Park for $4,500. Agency Hill was officially named Honor Heights Park in 1919 in honor of the soldiers of World War I.
Honor Heights Park is known for its azaleas and hosts the annual Azalea Festival each April. It also includes the Conard Rose Garden, the C. Clay Harrell Arboretum, Art Johnson Memorial Dogwood Collection, Elbert L. Little, Jr. Native Tree Collection, floral gardens, white garden, and the Rainbow Division Memorial Amphitheater. It also features three trails: the Henry Bresser Nature Trail, the Audubon Trail, and the half-mile Stem Beach Trail, as well as picnic areas, a shelter, a pavilion, a gazebo, and public restrooms. The park is home to sports areas such as fishing lakes, a playground, open play areas, three tennis courts, and volleyball courts. In the winter, the park becomes the Garden of Lights when the azaleas, with trees and other shrubbery, are covered with over one million lights.
In addition to its gardens, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum within the park preserves the heritage and cultures of the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Tribes through an art gallery and extensive displays. It is housed in an 1875 Indian Agency building.
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