Riverpark is the first Oklahoma neighborhood that has been named a finalist for the award, said Georgie Rasco, executive director of Neighborhood Alliance of Central
The group needs help getting there, Rasco said. They need to raise about $4,000 to make the trip to the conference for the
Riverpark was developed in the 1940s and is from SW 24 to SW 29 and from Portland to Tulsa avenues. The average home in Riverpark sells for about $37,000, Rasco said.
Riverpark shows that neighbors who work together can improve their community, regardless of income, Rasco said.
“It is literally nothing short of miraculous what they've done,” she said. “In Oklahoma City, we pull together as neighbors. ... We go out there and create the kind of neighborhood we want to have.”