Public meeting set for park plans

The
park is one of eight voter-approved, $777 million MAPS projects set for
completion in the coming decade. At $132 million, the park will include an
upper 40-acre park north of Interstate 40, and a 30-acre lower park from the
interstate south to the Oklahoma River. It is within the boundaries of
Hudson to the west, Robinson to the east, the Oklahoma City Boulevard to the
north, and the Oklahoma River on the south. The two sections will be connected
by the Skydance Bridge. City officials report land acquisition for the park is
95 percent complete.

A
public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the fourth floor auditorium
at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.

“We
want to hear everyone’s ideas on how this iconic park should look and
function,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “Our goal is to design a unique gathering
space that will be a frequent destination for residents and set Oklahoma City
apart from other cities.”

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