- Total project budget: $140 million
- Budget items: Upgrade every park ($63 million), operating fund for park upgrades ($16.5 million), new soccer and related facilities ($29 million), Oklahoma River enhancements ($11.5 million), community gardens ($500,000), outdoor basketball and pickleball courts ($500,000), placemaking at Lake Stanley Draper ($2.5 million), renovation of Booker T. Washington Park ($5 million), Minnis Lakeview Park improvements ($500,000), Northeast Community Center enhancements ($2 million), new park in Canadian County ($2.25 million), new park in Cleveland County ($2.25 million), new park in southeast OKC ($2.25 million), new park in far northeast OKC ($2.25 million).
- Presentation and video from July 9 (NOTE: Budget numbers and other details in presentations and videos from this summer are different than those proposed in the MAPS 4 package.)
Parks are critical to great neighborhoods and a great city. The MAPS 4 parks package allocates $140 million towards a transformation of our city’s parks system.
First, $63 million is to upgrade every municipal neighborhood and community park outside of the central business district. Improvements will be based on need and neighborhood feedback. Improvements potentially include bathrooms, playground equipment, shade structures, splashpads, furnishings, trees, paths, activity facilities, and signage. Another $16.5 million is for an operating fund to provide for the operations and maintenance of these park improvements.
Another $60.5 million will be used for specific improvements to the parks system, including $29 million for soccer facilities at C.B. Cameron Park near Lake Hefner and Southlakes Park in South OKC. The package also includes improvements to the Oklahoma River, budgeted at $11.5 million, that would fund a pedestrian bridge and boat landing serving the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM), a low water dam to retain water east of Eastern Avenue, a community stage near the AICCM, and improvements to the riverbank and other public lands along the river. The package also includes community gardens ($500,000), outdoor basketball and pickleball courts ($500,000), placemaking at Lake Stanley Draper in southeast Oklahoma City ($2.5 million), renovation of Booker T. Washington Park in northeast Oklahoma City ($5 million), a pavilion and other improvements at Minnis Lakeview Park ($500,000), enhancements to Northeast Community Center ($2 million), and new parks in Canadian County ($2.25 million), Cleveland County ($2.25 million), southeast OKC ($2.25 million) and far northeast OKC ($2.25 million).