In southwestern Rogers County, Valley Park is a small, incorporated town situated approximately four miles east of Owasso, eight miles north of Tulsa, and three miles north of the Port of Catoosa. The corporate boundaries encompass 2.5 square miles in two discontiguous areas. Transportation access is provided by State Highway 266, which creates as the town's southern limit and also parallels the Arkansas River. Valley Park incorporated on March 1, 1970, at a time when surrounding towns were annexing large sections of land west and north of it. Sixty percent of Valley Park's residents are employed in professional jobs, and most are college graduates. With a small population dispersed throughout the corporate limits, Valley Park serves as a bedroom community for nearby Owasso, Catoosa, and Tulsa. Citizens maintain a town form of government, and the Catoosa Public School District provides education. The U.S. Census recorded populations of 16 in 1980, 1 (one) in 1990, 24 in 2000, and 77 in 2010.
See also: SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
Plat of "Townsite of Valley Park, Rogers County Oklahoma," Rogers County Assessor's Office.
Port of Catoosa Times Herald, 19 December 1968, 2 February 1969.
Profiles of America, Vol. 2 (2d ed.; Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House Publishing, 2003).
The following (as per The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition) is the preferred citation for articles:
Dianna Everett, “Valley Park,” The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, https://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=VA002.
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