First MAPS 3 park design ideas for Oklahoma City to be revealed at public meeting

Oklahoma City and consultants will present three basic design frameworks for the MAPS 3 downtown park at a public meeting Thursday. After evaluating more feedback, one specific design will be presented in December.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: October 20, 2012

“This park is for the city,” Kuchinsky said. “It gives a lot more to go on, getting this feedback. Of course, if we get five times as much, it will be even better.”

The $132 million MAPS 3 park will consist of a 40-acre northern section and 30-acre southern section, joined by the Skydance Bridge that spans the new Interstate 40.

The northern border of the park will be the MAPS 3 convention center, on the site of a former Ford dealership south of Myriad Gardens and west of Chesapeake Energy Arena, and the south edge of the park will be the shore of the Oklahoma River.

Construction on the park is set to begin next year, with completion expected in 2020.

Property acquisition for the north part of the park, which will be finished first, is almost complete. Most property owners quickly reached agreements with the city.

If you go

Park meeting

The MAPS 3 downtown park public meeting is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the fourth floor auditorium of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.

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