is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 22,128 at the 2000 census.
Founder George Epperly's dream of Del City came to life in 1948. It is the proud home of two-time Olympic gold medalist wrestler John Smith. Exhibits, such as the Oklahoma County & Western Museum, Del City Preservation & Historical Society, and War Memorial, reflect a rich history and honor veterans and hometown soldiers who lost their lives serving the United States.
Traditional annual events include the Annual Del City/Shriners Armed Forces Day Parade held in May each year. This event has more than a 20-year history and is one of the largest, ongoing parades in the State of Oklahoma: A Christmas Lighting and Halloween Bash. Year round outdoor recreational activities are also available to outdoor enthusiasts at any of the three Bicycle/Pedestrian Trails located off Interstate 40 in Ray Trent Park, near Tinker Air Force Base along Sooner Road, or at the 60 acre (240,000 m²) Eagle Lake location with picnic and fishing on Reno Avenue, located only two miles from urban downtown Oklahoma City and the newly redone water park behind the Del City Community Center on SE 15th Street. Del City has low tremor earthquakes on a regular basis, and recently (03-08-2009 at 8:10am) had an 3.4 magnitude earthquake located three miles down at the intersection on S.E. 15th and Bryant.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²), all of it land.