Broken Arrow to vote on $60 million bond to fund public safety, streets and parks

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - By now, many know Main Street in Broken Arrow has been undergoing a major transformation.

The creation of the Rose District is generating new business and buzz.

"I live in Broken Arrow and I love the people here … and I love the city of Broken Arrow,” Page Hopkins, business owner.

Now the city is asking voters to approve a $60 million bond to update its streets, parks and public safety.

City leaders say it will not raise proper or sales taxes. The measure also calls for the hotel tax to increase from 4 percent to 7 percent.

About $5 million would go to complete the Chisholm Trail South Park located at 101st and the Creek Turnpike.

As you can see the condition the parking lot and infrastructure are in.

If voters approve the bond, this park will be transformed into a major focal point for South Broken Arrow and the region.

The master plan calls for this field to be transformed into a park includes an amphitheater, picnic pavilion, nature trails, softball fields and a miracle field specifically for the physically challenged.

"There is definitely a need for park facilities for children with disabilities so we are very excited about the possibility of bringing a miracle field to Broken Arrow,” said Flasch.

Broken Arrow is following the theory that if you build it, they will come, but first voters must decide they want it.

"This is going to be a regional destination park unlike anything currently in Broken Arrow," Flasch said.

 

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