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McCullough Park gets a face lift

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 23:17:39-05

TULSA, Okla. — McCullough Park has been approved for renovations, and the city of Tulsa held a community meeting to decide how the money will be spent.

City Counselor Connie Dodson tells us she fought to receive funding for McCullough Park for months.

One of the many things they plan to build is a water park, a BXM free style track, and a spot for skateboarders.

Counselor Dodson says the community will continue to be part of the decision making process as the planning grows.

She tells us this could be a bigh change for the East Tulsa community.

“The vision was basically a visionary package, to deal with economic development and to deal with some of our visionary things", Dodson says, "which is why defending for this was so important. It was adding some time that east Tulsa doesn’t have.”

Ana American is the Director for Parks and Recreation for the City of Tulsa.

She says they wouldn't have the funding without Counselor Dodson.

"We don't want to just build a park that people in city hall think a community would want. So we've invited residents and kids and families to come out here," America said.

We spoke with peope in the community about what they want to see in the park.

"One of my favorites is that you can ride with your kids on the bike, and I would love to have a soccer field. Because I have a kid who's played soccer since he was 5 years old. I think it's the best sport for them," Tulsa Resident Edith said.

"I would really like the splash park, you know have water and everything for the summer and have all the kids go in together. I am currently pregnant so I have a little baby going so now I have a reason to go to the big splash," Tulsa Resident Giovanna said.

The city of Tulsa will collect and review feedback from the community event.

Two more public meetings will be scheduled after the holidays to discuss finalized plans for renovations.

The city will also be posting a survey online which can be found here.

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