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  • Cathy O’Connor

The Power of 10 in placemaking

What makes a place great? Green spaces, unique buildings, family activities? The Project for Public Spaces asked this question and came up with the Power of 10.

The idea is that is takes 10 things to make a place great, such as 10 activities within a district or 10 works of public art to find in a city. When I look at what Oklahoma City is offering residents and tourists right now I think we are creating our own Power of 10.

A quick look at happenings in downtown Oklahoma City shows several activities that are walkable, interactive and either free or low-cost.

The Bricktown Beach located on the Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is a temporary, free summer attraction. The project includes a large sand court with volleyball equipment, a small boardwalk and outdoor games. It’s a fun, unexpected addition to dinner in Bricktown or an OKC Dodgers game. The Myriad Gardens hosts Sunday Twilight Concerts through August with a different music genre each week and Sonic Summer Movies each Wednesday at no cost. Families and fans can rent kayaks on the Oklahoma River or experience Class II-IV whitewater rafting at Riversport Rapids.

Read the full article at The Journal Record

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