Scissortail Park, Oklahoma City’s new urban oasis, had a successful opening weekend. Crowds enjoyed concerts, fireworks, food trucks, family activities and strolling through the great lawn. The park is the centerpiece that connects downtown to the shore of the Oklahoma River and brings residents, visitors and downtown workers to relax, grab a bite to eat, connect and enjoy our city.
Besides being a key gathering, recreational, entertainment and outdoor space, Scissortail Park is also a transformational economic development asset. One of the final MAPS 3 projects, it’s the catalyst for a nearly $1 billion investment in private and public development projects all coming online within a two-year window around the park.
The park and surrounding developments will have several food and beverage options. Social Capital just opened on the west side of the park and more dining options are close behind. The Omni Oklahoma City hotel will include seven food and beverage destinations.
Housing is a critical component in the successful development of the area. Boulevard Place will be an eight-story, mixed-use development on the southwest corner of Oklahoma City Boulevard and Shields Boulevard. It will feature 241 residential units, including an affordable housing component. The development will also have ground-floor retail space and a day care, important for working families and the growing demand for child care in the urban core.
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