Park is another MAPS success in OKC

Via The Oklahoman

Every MAPS project completed during the past 20 years has played a role in Oklahoma City’s eye-popping transformation during that time. Based on reviews of its opening weekend, Scissortail Park will be central to the growth that occurs in the next two decades and beyond.

The roughly 40-acre park north of Interstate 40 opened Friday evening with a free concert featuring the band Kings of Leon, attended by 28,000. Cellphone videos showing the stage, with the downtown skyline in the background, were spectacular. In a tweet afterward, Mayor David Holt called it “one of the most memorable nights in Oklahoma City history.”

Festivities and more music continued throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, aimed at adults and children alike.

The park did exactly what was intended — it brought people together in a space where they could relax and enjoy themselves in a gorgeous setting. In a letter to the editor, reader C. Dale German of Bethany put it this way: “The park is indescribably beautiful and will become even more beautiful as the trees and flowers mature. … At night, the views and colors and atmosphere are stunningly spectacular.”

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