Del City is a city, centrally located in the Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan with access to Oklahoma City, Midwest City and Tinker Air Airforce Base with a population of approximately 21,332, according to the 2010 census. This city is near two major interstate highways, and both connect Del City to Oklahoma City. Additionally, Del City is located at the heart of Tornado Alley, making it one of the most tornado-prone cities in the United States. Despite our hazardous weather conditions, Del City is a city of rich history, a booming present and a promising future.
History and Climate
Founded by George Epperly, Del City was incorporated in 1948. Epperly named the city after his eldest daughter, Delaphene. Since its inception, Del City has expanded three times, including the annexing Carter Park and Midway Village and the acquisition of undeveloped land between Del City and Tinker. Today, Del City has a total area of 7.5 square miles. Del City lies in the Sandstone Hills region of Oklahoma and is known for its hills; the Cross Timbers also dominate the region. This area experiences climate changes from dry to wet weather patterns; the climate in Del City shifts by large differences in annual rainfalls as the western boundary receives much less rain in comparison to the eastern boundary. Another unique feature of Del City is Eagle Lake, which is located on the northern part of the city and is its only large body of water. Stocked with catfish, bass, bluegill, carp and crappie, Eagle Lake is a favorite for fishing trips.
In addition to having great seafood, Del City also has various restaurants to accommodate a variety of tastes. Known for great burgers, The Garage is a favorite place to grab a quick bite in Del City; it serves American cuisine and has vegetarian and gluten-free options. A couple of great Mexican restaurants that residents rave about are Casa Juanito and Ted's Café Escondido. Visitors also frequent The Pie, a local pizzeria that is known for its great slices, affordable prices and cold beer. For those who love authentic Italian cuisine, we recommend Venetia's for their delicious meatballs. Sara's Restaurant is a city favorite, and Del City locals sing praises of their brunch specials.
Museums and Cultural Events
Del City has an annual parade for Armed Forces Day, which the city and Shriners hosts every year in May. Also, if you are visiting Del City, there are great galleries and museums to check out. For example, there are interesting historical exhibits at the Del City Preservation and Historical Society, the Oklahoma County and Western Museum and War Memorial.
The primary provider of education in Del City is the Mid-Del School District, including Del City High School, Del Crest Middle School, Kerr Middle School, Del City Elementary School, Townsend Elementary School, and Heights Elementary School. Del City also has private schools, Destiny Christian School and Christian Heritage Academy. For those looking to attend higher education, there is a local community college, Rose State Community College, located approximately 15 miles of Del City.
Del City has a wide range of leisure and recreational activities for all ages and interests. Our Eagle Harbor Aquatic Center, a part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, offers residents the opportunity to participate in water activities from swim lessons to private pool parties. A summer staple for the residents of Del City, the Eagle Harbor Aquatic Center is open from Memorial Weekend through early August every year, featuring an outdoor pool with a shallow play area, spray ground area, diving area, showers, and dressing areas, restrooms, concession area with a covered deck and diving boards. There are also floatables, a basketball goal, benches with sunshades and more. Additionally, the Park and Recreation Department offers visitors and residents with clean and green accessible open space with more than 200 acres of parkland; this includes 3 miles of bicycle and walking trails. You can even fish at Eagle Lake. For those who would like to have a picnic, pavilions are available for rent.
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