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Oklahoma City officials seek input on MAPS 3 park at community meeting

Oklahoma City officials and consultants are hosting a meeting Thursday to get ideas for the MAPS 3 downtown park. The meeting is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: September 10, 2012
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Questions and answers

Thursday's meeting will involve interaction between Oklahoma City residents and the people charged with designing it.

“It's an opportunity for the public to meet with the park designers and talk about what they think should happen with the park,” Todd said.

The meeting will start with a presentation on urban park design, said Jacob Petersen, the lead Hargreaves consultant on the project. There will also be a survey distributed for people to let planners know what they are most interested in.

“Often on these large parks, there's such a significantly large wish list,” Petersen said. “Part of our job is to sort through that wish list and really make sure we're covering the broader public priorities.”

Hargreaves will spend the next six weeks developing frameworks for three distinct development plans for the park to be vetted at the next public meeting. A third meeting before Christmas will follow, and by then a more definitive plan for the park will be taking shape.