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Posted on: June 12, 2019

BAFD to ‘wash in’ two new ladder trucks

Ladder 2

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) will place two new fire apparatus into service with a traditional washing in ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, at Station 6, 3151 N. 9th St.

A washing in ceremony involves firefighters wetting the new trucks and ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Residents can register for disaster assistance

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Residents affected by May's flood emergency and related weather events can now register for FEMA and Oklahoma state assistance.

To register, call 800-621 FEMA (3362) or visit

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Fireworks permits now available

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Residents of Broken Arrow who would like to legally discharge fireworks in the City limits may do so by purchasing a fireworks permit for $22. Permits are available for in-person purchase through July 3 at the One Stop Center in City Hall, 220 S. First St...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

City Council Highlights

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Hear details on the widening of 23rd Street by the high school, new adult softball fields coming to the Events Park, a Fire Subscription Program and more.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Broken Arrow names new Parks director

Matt Hendron

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the City of Broken Arrow today announced Matt Hendren as its new Parks and Recreation Director.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department into an exciti...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Mosquito control begins with prevention


The best way to control the mosquito population is by not allowing them to breed in the first place. You can protect yourself against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants when possible and using mosquito repellent containing DEET when outside....

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Broken Arrow pools open in June


UPDATE: The Family Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice due to an electrical issue.

The City of Broken Arrow’s three public pools will open for the season within the next week. Nienhuis Aquatic Facility opens Saturday, June...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Broken Arrow in Motion: May 2019

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon addresses the emergency flooding situation in the May edition of Broken Arrow in Motion.

**Please note that due to flooding in our community, the BAFD's in-service ceremony for the new ladder trucks will be rescheduled to a la...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

BAFD releases video showing why drivers should avoid flooded roads

BAFD Swiftwater rescue

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) today released video footage from a swift-water rescue operation, advising the public about the importance avoiding flooded roads.

At approximately 2:19 a.m. today, BAFD was dispatched to 6600 E. Albany St. in northe...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

City to present results of Elm and New Orleans redevelopment study

Elm and New Orleans public meeting June 18

Read a DRAFT of the findings here

The City of Broken Arrow will host a public meeting to share the findings of a redevelopment study done for the Elm Place and New Orleans (101st) Street commercial district. The meeting will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., Tu...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Register your storm shelter

Storm shelter

The City of Broken Arrow maintains a database of storm shelters and safe rooms to assist emergency responders after a storm. If you have such a facility and have not yet registered it with the City, please take time to do so. An online form is located at ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the April 2019 Broken Arrow in Motion. 

In this episode: 

0:27 -- Recently Elected Councilors 

0:53 -- Main Street Bikeway 

1:22 -- Washington Street Widening 

1:54 -- Poplar S...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

BA City Councilmember Debra Wimpee accepted into the Community Leadership Development Class 8

Debra Wimpee

The Oklahoma Municipal League is proud to announce Debra Wimpee, Broken Arrow Ward 1 City Councilmember, was accepted into the Oklahoma Municipal Leagues Community Leadership Development (CLD) Class 8. The first class session was hosted by the City of Mus...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Construction begins on Washington Street in west BA

Road Work Ahead sign

Construction on Washington (91st) Street between Garnett Road and Olive (129th East) Avenue is beginning this week. This project will see the roadway widened from three lanes to five and include a multi-use trail on the north side of the roadway.


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Posted on: April 2, 2019

2019 Rose District Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 6th

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The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2019 season on Saturday, April 6, at the Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main St. The market runs from 8 a.m.-noon.

The market’s opening day will feature over 40 vendors, food trucks and music.

Early crops s...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

White House and Federal Delegation intervene to save land trade

BAPS Elementary Rendering

A $612,248 federal tax lien that jeopardized a land swap between the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) has now been resolved, after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided a partial lien release on land the City purchased in ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Reflection Park completes transformation from crime scene into memorial

Reflection Park

The City of Broken Arrow will cut the ribbon on its newest park facility at 2 p.m., March 27. Located at 709 Magnolia Ct., Reflection Park is dedicated to victims of the Bever family murders and the first responders at the tragic crime scene.

In 2017, priv...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Work on Broken Arrow’s first bikeway begins in March

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Construction on the Main Street Bikeway project is set to begin the week of March 18, weather and other conditions permitting.

No large scale construction is planned by the City of Broken Arrow for the bikeway. The bulk of the project consists of restripin...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

FEMA approves Broken Arrow storm shelter rebates

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant worth $328,000 to the City of Broken Arrow. These funds will offset the cost of installing storm shelters for 164 homeowners. 

“This is very exciting, that we have federal tax doll...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Storm siren testing resumes in March

Storm siren

The City of Broken Arrow’s outdoor warning sirens are audibly tested at noon on the first Wednesday of the month during storm season — March through September. 

The sirens will only be tested if there are no overcast skies or s...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

BAPD motorcycle safety course resumes in March

Share The Road

Motorcycles are inexpensive to operate, fun to ride and easy to park. Unfortunately, many riders never learn the critical skills needed to ride safely. Motorcycling requires skill, concentration and reasonable precautions.

The Share the Road course is desi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

BAPD first agency in state to join ‘Neighbors’ by Ring

Neighbors by Ring

The Broken Arrow Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Oklahoma to join the free Neighbors app to provide the Broken Arrow community with real-time, local crime and safety information. Dozens of agencies have launched similar partne...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

BA City Councilors appointed to national committees

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The National League of Cities has appointed elected officials from the City of Broken Arrow to a number of federal advocacy committees. 

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening a...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

2018 State of the City

2018 state of city address

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivered the 2018 State of the City address at a Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce luncheon on December 12, 2018. 

The State of the City is an opportunity to share with the public this year’s accomplishments and what’...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks among ‘Safest Cities in America’

City of Broken Arrow

A new report from 24/7 Wall St. has ranked Broken Arrow as the 19th Safest City in America.

In recent years, the incidence of violent crime in Broken Arrow has declined more than in nearly any other city, according to the report. There were just 124 violen...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Rose District revitalization honored again

Rose District

The efforts that led to the revitalization of Broken Arrow’s Main Street, known as the Rose District, have earned another honor – finalist for the Route Fifty Navigator Awards.

Now in its third year, the Route Fifty’s Navigato...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Download the VisitBA app

Visit BA

Introduced in September, the Visit Broken Arrow app is a next generation travel and tourism tool that increases the visibility for all Broken Arrow has to offer, such as restaurants, specialty shops, hotels, events and the Rose District.

Our new free custo...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

City Council members dismissed as defendants in medical marijuana lawsuit

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On October 17, 2018, District Judge Patrick Pickerill issued a final declaratory judgment for a lawsuit that challenged the City of Broken Arrow’s authority to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the community.

The Court found that Oklahoma ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Speed limits reduced on three Broken Arrow roads


The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on three roads in the southern portion of the City. Each road has been reduced to a 40 miles per hour limit, down from the previous 50 miles per hour limit.

Effective immediately, the speed limit reducti...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

City manager receives Certified Municipal Official designation

Spurgeon award

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) awarded the designation of Certified Municipal Official to Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon at its Annual Conference in Oklahoma City.

“Earning this designation was important to me to show how committ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Broken Arrow rededicates Vietnam War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park

UPDATE: The rededication has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The City of Broken Arrow will host a rededication ceremony for the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park, 1111 S. Main St., at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16.

UPDATE: The rededication has been...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

WalletHub names Broken Arrow best city for first time home buyers

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Broken Arrow has again been named the Best City for First-Time Home Buyers by personal finance website WalletHub. Broken Arrow also received this honor in 2014.To make its list, WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of ma...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

BAPD makes collision reports available online


The Broken Arrow Police Department has made completed automobile collision reports available online, for free, to parties that were involved in an accident.

Effective June 2018, BAPD is digitizing its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Pol...

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Posted on: June 10, 2018

Broken Arrow named one of “Most Livable” cities in America

Mayor 2018 USCM Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was awarded first place honors at the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston. 

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and i...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Broken Arrow science students to launch floating wetland

Tiger Creek floating wetland

Broken Arrow High School students launched a sustainable floating wetland during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at Tiger Creek Nature Park as part of a continuing partnership with the City of Broken Arrow.Last fall, the City of Broken Arrow and Broken A...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks 9th on national list of lowest-crime cities

Broken Arrow Police

An analysis done by the news website Business Insider ranks Broken Arrow 9th on a list of cities with the fewest violent crimes in the United States.The website utilized recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which compiles data submitted by law...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Broken Arrow makes USA Today’s Charming Main Streets list

Rose District

USA Today in their list of charming Main Streets across the USA included Broken Arrow’s Rose District in the top 50 list.

“The national recognition is really awesome to see, because of all the hard work the Broken Arrow City Council, staff and our partners...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

City, BA Schools partner on watershed conservation

Detention Pond Duckies

The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools will launch a unique and unprecedented joint collaborative effort to develop an environmental enhancement program along portions of the Upper Adams Creek watershed.The aim of the program is to effec...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Watch the South Broken Arrow Economic Development Meeting

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On August 22, 2017, the City Council held a special meeting at South Broken Arrow Baptist Church, where residents were presented with up-to-date information on everything the City has done to encourage new retail and restaurant opportunities in the southe...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

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Broken Arrow is known for hosting some of the region's largest youth sports tournaments. Many of these teams stay for several days in Broken Arrow, spending money at our local hotels, restaurants and stores. 

In an effort to attract more tournamen...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

Tucson Street

Broken Arrow’s streets are the City’s largest asset, valued at $576.1 million dollars. Earlier this year, we retained IMS Infrastructure Management Systems to determine the condition of the City’s vast network of streets. Knowing the condition of each roa...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club


Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard – An all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer Gol...Read on...

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