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Public input sought on MAPS 3 Downtown Park design

Post Date:09/07/2012

(September 7, 2012) - Everyone is invited to a community meeting to provide information and solicit design and programming ideas for the 70-acre MAPS 3 Downtown Park.

The meeting will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on September 13 in the fourth floor auditorium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue.

“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.”

The $132 million park is 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.  The meeting will be facilitated by park consultant Hargreaves Associates.  Log on towww.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

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