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Friday, April 1, 2022, 8:09 AM

Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park is preparing for an explosion of blooms in the coming weeks.

“As we transition into April the eastern, white, and Oklahoma redbuds will soon be making a show along with their counterparts the viburnums and flowering cherries, peaches and plums,” said Rick Ewing, assistant director of Muskogee Parks and Recreation.

These will be followed by a wide variety of blooming plants, such as butterfly bush, pieris, various spireas and, of course, the famed azaleas of honor Heights Park.

The bloom period for azaleas is weather-dependent and is hard to predict, but is typically around the second or third week of April.

The Papilion at Honor Heights Park has a stunning display of tulips and spring flowering plants ready for display in the garden, and is preparing for the opening of The Georgia Pacific Butterfly House on Mother’s Day weekend.

The entire month of April is busy in Muskogee. The Azalea festival will kick off with the 55th Azalea Parade in downtown Muskogee on April 9. Festivities will continue downtown with live mural painting, and a Cajun cook-off with parade trophy presentation at 1:00 pm. The annual Muskogee Run in Honor Heights Park is also on April 9, and bicycle riders can participate in the annual Flower Power Bike Ride at Three Forks Harbor on April 30.

For more information on all of the Azalea Festival events go to To hear weekly updates on the status of blooms at Honor Heights Park call the Honor Heights Hotline at (918) 913-9559.