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Vote on the interior color scheme for OKC Parks’ new Willa D. Johnson Recreation Center

Post Date:05/14/2020 2:56 PM

Visit by May 26 to see options and vote on the interior color scheme for OKC Parks’ new Willa D. Johnson Recreation Center in northeast Oklahoma City.

The recreation center, to be located in Frederick Douglass Park at 900 N Frederick Douglass Ave., is scheduled to open in 2022 after construction begins this fall.

“The Willa D. Johnson Recreation Center will be a focal point of our northeast Oklahoma City community for years to come. It’s exciting that it is almost time to break ground on the project,” said Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice. “I want everyone to take part in the opportunity to help determine what the community center will look like. It’s a unique way to play a role in designing something we’ll all enjoy together soon.”

A series of public engagement meetings led to the center’s amenities and design. It will have an indoor aquatic center, fitness room, gymnasium, child watch, social spaces, local art and more.

OKC Parks will tally the votes from the online survey, and the winning color scheme will be included in final construction plans.

The $18 million project is funded by the bond package included in the Better Streets, Safer City program. See project lists and maps at

It’s named for former Ward 7 Oklahoma City Councilwoman Willa Johnson.

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