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Maps 3 Projects: Other Projects

newsok.com Modified: November 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm •  Published: November 20, 2009
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photo - OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY / ROWING: Rowers move toward the start line on the Oklahoma River at the OCU Head of the Oklahoma Regatta, part of the 2008 Oklahoma Regatta Festival, in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.  PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, THE OKLAHOMAN  ORG XMIT: KOD
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY / ROWING: Rowers move toward the start line on the Oklahoma River at the OCU Head of the Oklahoma Regatta, part of the 2008 Oklahoma Regatta Festival, in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma River, $60 million

About $25 million would go toward a whitewater kayaking venue. The exact location of that venue has not been chosen. The rest of the money would go toward improvements on the east end of the river where the city hosts rowing competitions. Those improvements include grandstands, lighting, parking, a floating stage, river beautification and other work on the rowing course.

State Fair Park, $60 million

The money would be used to upgrade public buildings at State Fair Park. Fair officials are in the midst of a $75 million overhaul of State Fair Park's horse barns and State Fair Arena. MAPS money would be used for the other buildings at the fairgrounds such as exhibit space and meeting halls used during the fair each year.

Health and wellness aquatic centers for senior citizens, $50 million

An undetermined number of the centers would be built across

the city. City officials have not said exactly where the centers will be located.

Trails, $40 million

A master plan calling for additional bicycle and walking trails all across the city has been largely unfunded. This money would pay for 57 miles of new trails, virtually completing the city's trails plan.

Sidewalks, $10 million

Following up on the 2007 bond issue, which included $68 million for sidewalks, MAPS 3 will include money for sidewalks along major streets and near public buildings such as schools and libraries.

Contingency funds, $17 million The contingency fund could help pay for any unforeseen costs along the way. Ongoing Coverage: MAPS3