Ponca City.....An Excellent Place To Live

Ponca City is the place to live, work and enjoy life!

Chamber Staff

l-r Austin Unruh-Tourism Coordinator; Danielle Vap -Director of Finance; Tiffany Hermann-Membership Development Director; and Rich Cantillon-President/C.E.O.

2017 Chamber Executive Board

l-r Erik Peitz, Mandy Morris, Molly Kyler, Adam Leaming and Barry Bickle.

123rd Chamber Banquet Award

l-r: Cindy Heidlage - Gary Martin City Employee of the Year, Don Jorgenson - Volunteer of the Year, Brace Books and More - Business of the Year, Continental Carbon - Industry of the Year, Jeff Cowan - Outstanding Citizen, Natalie Fraser - Larry Hughes Leadership Award

Ponca City Leadership Class

This is the 31st. Ponca City Leadership Class.

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Making a Difference and Enhancing Ponca City and Our Region!

  • December 12 - Ribbon Cutting for Positive Impact Autism Support Center
  • December 15 - Ribbon Cutting for Legal Shield/ID Shield
  • December 19 - Chamber/City/PCDA Business After Hours at the Marland Mansion
  • December 21 - Santa Buck Giveaway Drawing
  • January 8 - Cash Mob at Plaza Wine and Spirits
  • January 10 - 32nd Leadership Ponca City session on County Government
  • January 11 - Ribbon Cutting for Allsate Insurance Cherish Wentroth
  • January 25 - Annual Chamber Banquet

 

 

 

 

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City of Ponca City

Whether you are only visiting or you already call Ponca City your home, you will find Ponca City a very memorable experience.
Ponca City is the home to the 2012 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year.
Visit The City of Ponca City website for more about our city.

Visit Ponca City

Ponca City has so much going on... From the wonderful people, to the beautiful attractions, Ponca City is a city full of history, art, and culture!
Don't miss out on all the fun events taking place in Ponca City! For a complete list of events head over to VisitPoncaCity.com.

PCDA

The mission of the Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) is to facilitate job growth in wealth producing industries in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Visit our website for more information on recruiting, retention, marketing and financial opportunities that exist in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Ponca City.....An Excellent Place To Live

With our recreational activities, attractions, shopping, dining, beautiful homes, outstanding education and health care services, and a strong economic foundation, Ponca City is the place to live, work and enjoy life!

Housing | Health Care | Education | Churches | Senior Citizens
Unexpected Treasures | Annual Events | Outdoor Recreation

 

Housing
The American Dream is possible, right here, right now in Ponca City.

Various pricing levels and architectural styles are available. From historic homes to moderately-priced family neighborhoods, a quiet, peaceful feeling is found in streets lined with mature hardwood trees. Ponca City housing includes numerous upscale developments where fine home-building craftsmanship blends with lovely landscaping to create outstanding and beautiful neighborhoods.

For real estate information, contact one of the real estate businesses listed in this directory.

 

Health Care
Ponca City offers a full range of medical services complete with a 140-bed hospital, cancer center, nursing homes, home care services, and a variety of health care professionals.

A vital partner in Ponca City’s health care community is Ponca City Medical Center. The hospital has been a part of the community since 1919 and offers a full range of medical services to residents of north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas. With 400 employees and an active medical staff of 39 physicians in more than 20 specialties, the hospital provides full-service acute care with advanced technology to its patients.

The hospital has advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities including digital mammography, 16-slice CT scanner, MRI, and a PET/CT scanner.

 

Education
Ponca City is fortunate to have access to numerous first-class educational facilities. The Ponca City Public Schools K-12 facilities are complemented by three parochial schools – First Lutheran School, Ponca City Christian Academy, and St. Mary’s Catholic School. Ponca City also has a top-notch career technology school, which is widely recognized as a leader in the State of Oklahoma, consistently producing test scores higher that the national average.

Academic excellence is a top priority for the Ponca City Public Schools. Literacy is the district’s main focus at all grade levels. The elementary schools are organized to house pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. West Middle School houses all sixth- and seventh-grade students. East Middle School houses all eighth-grade students. Ninth through twelfth-grade students attend Ponca City High School, and the alternative center offers grades six through 12.

Since 1973 Pioneer Technology Center has provided career and professional development opportunities to high school students, adults, and business and industry clients. Pioneer Tech has received six Gold Star School awards for its commitment to rigorous standards in the area of curriculum, and business and industry services.

Ponca City is home to the University Center with state-of-the-art telecommunication equipment. Students can continue their studies in a virtual campus atmosphere, drawing class offerings from main universities around the nation, while still working full-time.

Ponca City also is conveniently located 15 minutes from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, and 45 minutes from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

 

Churches
It’s evident, with nearly 60 houses of faith in Ponca City, that God lives in the hearts of our citizens. With a blessing of strong morals and values, our community possesses those characteristics that make it a great place to raise your family or to retire. Ponca City is a place where sense of community, civic pride and knowing your neighbor still means something. Visit www.poncacitychamber.com for a list of area churches.

 

Senior Citizens
Ponca City has a genuine interest in senior citizens and takes great pride in the programs available here. The Ponca City Senior Center is open daily with regularly scheduled social activities including crafts, bingo, exercise, card games, and pool tournaments.

The center also hosts educational programs with physical and mental health/wellness, safety programs, free computer classes taught by RSVP volunteers, health programs, and tax form assistance. The Ponca City Senior Center serves as a resource center for all area seniors.

Additional senior services and programs include –

  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer opportunities for persons 55 and older
  • RSVP/PCPD Partners in Awareness emergency registration system
  • Senior Secretaries RSVP volunteers providing hands-on assistance with clerical tasks
  • Two meal programs for homebound seniors – Wheatheart Nutrition, and Meals on Wheels
  • Monday through Friday lunches at Senior Citizen Center, 319 West Grand
  • The ConocoPhillips Wellness/Fitness Center offers arthritis water classes
  • A Park and Recreation program senior bridge group
  • The ConocoPhillips retirees associations
  • A 55 and older club
  • Bank travel programs/Primetimers at Pioneer Bank and Trust
  • Heritage Club at Home National Bank
  • Senior housing at Broadway Plaza and Willow Creek Apartments
  • Assisted living facilities at Renaissance, Sterling House and Westminster Village
  • Nursing home facilities at Ponca City Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Shawn Manor, and Westminster Village
  • Home health services available from Ponca City Medical Center Life Line
  • The Helpline daily call system to check on seniors living alone
  • Adult Day Care is available at Golden Villa
  • Ponca City Business Senior Citizen Day (for persons 55 and older) is held the first Monday of the month at participating merchants

Unexpected Treasures
A castle on the prairie, a restored theater that once witnessed greats like Will Rogers and Ethel Barrymore, numerous sculptures, 18th-century art and a Native American Museum – these are just some of the many unexpected treasures you will find in Ponca City.

The Conoco History Museum and Standing Bear Native American Museum and Education Center are two brand-new museums set to open in Ponca City in 2007. One captures the history of the oil industry in Oklahoma; the other features the history of the Native American people.

Marland’s Grand Home, 10th and Grand, and the Marland Mansion on Monument Road were both home to oil baron and Oklahoma Governor E.W. Marland. Built in 1916, Marland’s Grand Home was designed by renowned Oklahoma architect Solomon Andrew Layton. It now houses Native American exhibits, the 101 Ranch Collection, Miller Brother’s Wild West Show displays, and the D.A.R. Memorial Museum.

The Ponca City Art Center, housed in the former Soldani Mansion, is home to various exhibits in all media including painting, sculpture, clay, metal, fiber, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. Each fall the center hosts the annual Ponca City Art Show.

A priceless collection of oriental and western art, the Matzene Collection, is on permanent exhibit at the Ponca City Library.

The historic Poncan Theatre offers a one-of-a-kind lobby art display, and live performances by the Ponca City Playhouse and various performing artists from around the county. Along with seven other film screens in Ponca City, the Poncan Theatre offers first-run movies when possible.

Statues abound in Ponca City! Our most famous is the Pioneer Woman. One of Ponca City’s newest statues is Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Statues can also be seen at the Ponca City Library, Marland Mansion, Ponca Military Academy Park, downtown and Centennial Plaza.

Beautiful and changing art displays in all kinds of media, live performances, theatrical plays, first-run movies, and cultural events and activities take place all year in Ponca City and on the Northern Oklahoma College campus, providing wonderful experiences for the entire family.

Ponca City has unique attractions, fabulous shopping and dining, and lots of exciting events. For more information, contact the Ponca City Tourism Office at (866) 763-8092, or visit www.poncacitytourism.com.

  • Conoco Museum (580) 765-8687
  • Marland Mansion (580) 767-0420
  • Marland’s Grand Home (580) 767-0427
  • Pioneer Woman Museum (580) 765-6108
  • Ponca City Art Center (580) 765-9746
  • Ponca City Library (580) 767-0345
  • Ponca Military Academy Museum (580) 767-0420
  • Ponca Playhouse (580) 765-5360
  • Poncan Theatre (580) 765-0943
  • Standing Bear Museum (580) 762-1514

Annual Events
We know how to have fun! Events provide a wide variety of fun and activity for our entire region to enjoy. For more information on the following events, visit www.poncacitytourism.com or call (580) 765-4400.

  • Draggin Grand
  • The Herb Festival
  • Freedom Festival and 4th of July Fireworks
  • KawFest at Beautiful Kaw Lake
  • Lake Ponca Waterfest Boat Races
  • Grand National Moto Cross Races
  • PRCA 101 Ranch Rodeo
  • Ponca City Fine Arts Festival
  • Standing Bear Pow Wow
  • Cherokee Strip Chili and BBQ Cook-off
  • Oktoberfest
  • Festival of Angels
  • Numerous parades!

Outdoor Recreation
Ponca City is loaded with recreational opportunities for the entire family with both indoor and outdoor activities. Ponca City’s weather allows you to pursue outdoor activities virtually year round. This a great place to live, work and play!

With miles of shoreline to explore, you can enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, and camping at our two beautiful area lakes – Kaw Lake and Lake Ponca.

With large populations of deer, turkey, and other desirable game, hunting is a big affair in the area and we have plenty of space to hunt.

Two challenging 18-hole golf courses are within minutes of the heart of the city. These superb courses with their beautiful scenery will help you polish that handicap and provide some much-needed quality time with family and friends.

Ponca City also has many other activities including tennis, walking trails, bowling, archery range, disc golf, racquetball courts, basketball, soccer, several youth sports complexes, a waterpark at Kaw Lake, and unique and historic swimming pools as well as a brand new state of the art BMX and Skate Park. Visit the Ponca City Tourism website at www.poncacitytourism.com for additional information.

  • Kaw Lake Association (580) 762-9494
  • Lake Ponca (580) 767-0400
  • Ponca City Parks and Recreation (580) 767-0430
  • Ponca City Tourism (580) 767-4400 / (580) 763-8092 / (866) 763-8092
  • Putt Putt Golf (580) 762-0345
  • Standing Bear (580) 762-1514
  • Sun ’n Fun Waterpark (580) 762-3152
  • Wentz Golf Course (580) 767-0433
  • Wentz Historic Swimming Pool (580) 767-0436

 

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