Ponca City.....An Excellent Place To Live
Ponca City is the place to live, work and enjoy life!
- August 8 - New Teacher Luncheon
- August 11 & 12 - Stuff the Bus with School Supplies
- August 18 - Party at the Palace Chamber Auction
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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!
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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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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 –
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.
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.