MAPS 3

MAPS 3 Park To Be Named 'Scissortail Park'

Jun 29, 2017
Storme Jones / Oklahoma Public Media Exchange

The Scissortail Park will be the newest project to join the MAPS 3 series of renovations.

Community leaders announced the name Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says the 70-acre park will become a source of pride for the city.

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The Oklahoma City Council heard from the public Tuesday morning on bond and sales tax proposals that would inject more than $1.1 billion in funding for public safety and infrastructure.

Sgt. Mark Nelson of the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police advocated for the funds going to public safety, noting that as Oklahoma City's population has grown in the past 20 years, police staffing numbers have remained about the same.

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An estimated crowd of 1,660 people attended Mick Cornett’s 12th State of the City address on Wednesday at the Cox Convention Center.

Calling 2016 the biggest year yet for the MAPS 3 initiative, Cornett boasted about a fairground expo center, senior wellness centers, and the construction of whitewater rapids along the Oklahoma River. Cornett also previewed several MAPS 3 projects that will be completed in the coming years.

Headlines for Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

  • A Senate panel barely passes a bill to ban teachers from paying union dues through their paycheck. (NewsOK)

  • Secrecy might have led to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April. (Tulsa World)

  • Electric company OG&E defends its call to raise customer rates as much as 15-percent by 2019. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Wednesday, March 4, 2015:

  • Tulsa voters say yes to a record breaking school bond issue. (Tulsa World)

  • Seminole voters reject a bond issue to move their historic 85-year-old art deco high school. (NewsOK)

  • OG&E  is asking to spend a billion dollars and raise rates. (Journal Record)

On March 18, the Oklahoma City Council authorized city staff to file an eminent domain claim for several lots west of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma Gazette's Ben Felder has more.