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Preliminary MAPS 3 park designs to be revealed during community meeting

Post Date:10/04/2012

(October 4, 2012) - Conceptual drawings of the MAPS 3 downtown park will be revealed and discussed during a community input meeting at 6 p.m. on October 25.  The meeting will be held in the fourth floor auditorium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue. Everyone is invited to attend.

“Citizen feedback is a critical part of the MAPS 3 planning process,” Mayor Mick Cornett said.  “We depend on residents’ input to help us design an iconic park that reflects our vibrant community.” 

The park’s designer, Hargreaves Associates, will facilitate the meeting. Hargreaves designed Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA, Discovery Green in Houston, TX and 21st Century Waterfront Park in Chattanooga, TN.

This is the second of three community meetings to solicit input on the 70-acre park.  More than 130 people packed the library’s auditorium during the first meeting on September 13. 

“We received valuable input from the first meeting and hope that continues as we continue with the design of the park.” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said.

The $132 million park will be made up of a 40-acre upper section and a 30-acre lower section 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.

Land acquisition for the upper park is 95 percent complete and construction is expected to begin in 2013.  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 2012 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 towww.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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