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Community can review the MAPS 3 park draft master plan this Thursday

Post Date:01/22/2013

(January 22, 2013) - A preliminary master plan for the MAPS 3 Downtown Park will be presented and phase one improvements will be discussed during a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. 

The meeting will be held in the fourth floor auditorium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue. Everyone is invited to attend.  Those who can’t attend can watch it live on USTREAM.  The meeting will also be posted on www.okc.gov by 4 p.m. the following day.

This is the third community meeting to discuss plans for the $130 million, 70-acre park.  The park’s designer, Hargreaves Associates, will facilitate the meeting.

“We are in the exciting final phases of the park’s master plan process,” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said. “Proposed park amenities include a great lawn for concerts and festivals, a lake, walking trails and a large plaza. Details will be revealed at the meeting, so we hope for a good turnout.”

Construction is expected to begin later this year.

The park will be made up of a 40-acre upper segment and a 30-acre lower segment which is connected by Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge.  The park 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.

Log on to www.okc.gov/maps3 for project details.

About MAPS 3
MAPS 3 is a 10-year, $777 million construction program designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.  It is funded by a one-cent tax initiative that began in April 2010 and ends in December 2017. MAPS 3 funds eight projects: Downtown Convention Center, Downtown Public Park, Modern Streetcar/Transit, Oklahoma River Improvements, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements, Senior Health and Wellness Centers, Trails and Sidewalks.

Log on to www.okc.gov/maps3 for project details and to read the implementation plan.

Contact:  Kristy Yager
297-2550 / 863-2831

Kristy.yager@okc.gov

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