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OKC's Scissortail Park nears completion

MAPS 3 managers led a tour Thursday of the upper Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City.

Construction is nearly done in the 36-acre upper park, with trees going in and grass taking root in the lawn facing the stage.

The upper park features a lake and fountain, gardens, playgrounds, cafe on the Oklahoma City Boulevard, and grand promenade.

Mayor David Holt made the first gift to the Scissortail Park Foundation Endowment Fund last year, and a trellis garden in the upper park will be called the Mary Ann and Stroud Holt Garden after his parents.

Planning has begun for a grand opening celebration in late summer or early fall.

The lower section of the $139 million park, below the Skydance bridge to the Oklahoma River, is to open in 2021.

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<strong>A construction worker plant trees at the new Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City on Thursday. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</strong>

A construction worker plant trees at the new Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City on Thursday. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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City of Oklahoma City tour of the construction site for the new convention center, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Second floor northwest corner of the main exhibit hall which is large enough for four football fields. City of Oklahoma City tour of the construction site for the new convention center, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a98b0a7a928b91f2e106f2bb0ab08722.jpg" alt="Photo - City of Oklahoma City tour of the construction site for the new convention center, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman" title="City of Oklahoma City tour of the construction site for the new convention center, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>City of Oklahoma City tour of the construction site for the new convention center, Friday, April 12, 2019. 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William Crum

OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman. Read more ›

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