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New Douglass Park Shelter

New Douglass Park Shelter

Two projects approved for funding in 2020 elections — the Douglass Park Shelter and Oak Park Basketball Court — are targeted for construction this summer, said Siemers.

The Douglass Park Shelter, approved by voters in the 2020 General Obligation Bond Election, and Oak Park Basketball Court, approved in the 2020 Half-cent Capital Improvement Project Sales Tax Election, are still in the planning stages, he said.

“Our department currently has a fairly heavy workload of capital projects and we’re trying to work in design on these projects with in-house resources,” Siemers said. “Our goal is to have plans ready sometime this spring for a late summer construction timeframe.”

The basketball court will replace the existing courts at the northeast corner of the Oak Park Elementary School property, while the Douglass Park Shelter will be similar to what was recently constructed at Sooner Park in the old pea gravel playground area.

“In similar fashion, it will likely be built where the older playground equipment is currently located at Douglass Park. That equipment will be salvaged and stored for potential use at a later date, as new playground equipment was installed in Douglass Park in 2019,” Siemers said.

— From City Beat newsletter from City of Bartlesville