Landscaping taking shape at Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – The construction of the new 70-acre MAPS 3 park is ongoing, and some of the landscaping is already being installed.

“A park is for the ages. It’s not going to be just for a decade or two. This is for all time,” Mayor of Oklahoma City Mick Cornett said in June.

The $132 million project is located south of the Myriad Gardens and will feature a lake, boathouse, playground, eating areas and a performance space.

Officials asked residents to vote for their favorite park name out of six finalists. In all, officials say 5,000 people voted with 45 percent choosing Scissortail Park.

“If you’ve ever seen a scissortail kind of work its magic, work that tail and chase down a bug, it is one of the most remarkable creatures that God ever made,” Cornett said.

Our partners at OKCTalk released some photos of the landscaping taking shape at the park.

The first phase is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2019.  The second phase will likely be complete in 2021.