TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa is making some changes to local parks.
In an effort to better serve more Tulsa youth, Savage Park in East Tulsa is getting a new management group. The City of Tulsa named Tulsa Little League as the primary organization to manage Savage Park.
Tulsa Girls Softball Federation called the park home for 55 years. Even though they didn't own the park, they treated it as theirs. Now, this change is not sitting well with many in the softball community. Dozens of comments on a recent Facebook post on the Tulsa Girls Softball page voiced concerns for the girls and whether they will be able to still play or have equal opportunities.
In a statement from City of Tulsa Parks Department,
“As for the Savage Park agreement, each user group submitted comparable proposals, but overall Tulsa Little League was able to provide the best plan that aligns with the goals of Tulsa Parks while providing access to children with disabilities and in turn, updating fields to be more accessible. Tulsa Little League also has opportunities for both girls and boy sports.”
The City of Tulsa Parks Department also said no current group will be able to have complete control of the facilities. It states groups can share the facilities and share the maintenance. Tulsa Parks said they are looking forward to the future of Tulsa Parks and will be working with all groups to make sure all activities and tournaments have the same access to all city facilities.
2 News Oklahoma reached out to the Tulsa Girls Softball Federation but they didn't release a statement and said we should reach out to the city.
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