OKC VeloCity | Construction on MAPS 3 Scissortail Park underway

Construction on MAPS 3 Scissortail Park underway

By Chamber Staff / Inside OKC / August 15, 2017

Oklahoma City leaders gathered to break ground on one of the most transformative MAPS 3 projects – Scissortail Park – in late June. Construction on the 40-acre upper section is underway and is scheduled to be complete in spring 2019. Residents of Oklahoma City chose the name Scissortail Park after Mayor Mick Cornett and the City Council invited residents to help name the park in the spring.

The north section of the park extends from the Oklahoma City Boulevard to Interstate 40, and from South Hudson Avenue to South Robinson Avenue. The 30-acre lower section of the park will extend south to the Oklahoma River, and the Skydance Bridge will connect the two. Design work on the lower section is ongoing, and construction is scheduled to be finished in 2021.

The upper section of the park will include a great lawn, covered stage and space for 15,000 visitors. This area will serve as a centerpiece for events at the park. Other amenities include a lake, picnic spaces, a playground and a fountain.
A long, tree-lined promenade along the park’s eastern edge will pass in front of the future MAPS 3 Convention Center, leading to the Skydance Bridge and easy access to the south section of the park. A MAPS 3 OKC Streetcar stop will serve the park at the northeastern corner near Chesapeake Energy Arena.

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of The POINT!

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