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Legacy Park construction to begin in northwest Norman

Norman City Council members have approved a construction contract for a large public park, expected to be the focal point of a retail district on the city's northwest side.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: January 26, 2013
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Enhancements include stage floor light fixtures, decorative lights at the entryway, green screen portals and arbor sections. The base contract includes walking paths, benches, areas of public art and a restroom.

Council members eliminated as too expensive a proposal that cascading waterfalls be installed on either side of the stage. The pond will feature instead a large, lighted fountain in the middle of the pond. The council also voted against paying for additional landscaping around a nearby detention pond

Parks Director Jud Foster said the park will take 12 to 18 months to build.

Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said approval of the contract was “a big step forward and a very important part of what we have promised the public” in the University North Park district.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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