A ceremony was held at Union Station Thursday, June 21 to present the new logo for the 70-acre Scissortail Park, a MAPS 3 project, opening in June of 2019. Prior to the unveiling, comments were made by Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, Tom McDaniel, chair of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board and Maureen Heffernan, executive director of The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park.

“The Scissortail Park logo is significant for a number of reasons. As an icon, it represents our state bird, but more importantly in the brand development process, Scissortail Park was voted on and chosen by local residents, which in many ways represents the community’s first step toward taking ownership of what will be an amazing public space for all to enjoy,” said Maureen Heffernan, executive director of Scissortail Park.

The Scissortail Park logo design and brand development is being coordinated by local full service advertising agency Staplegun. Staplegun has been behind the brand development of a number of significant local companies including the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, OU Medicine and Catholic Charities of Oklahoma. 

The event was also attended by The Social Order Dining Collective that will manage the Café’ located in the new park. They have been responsible for introducing a number of successful restaurants in the OKC area including The Jones Assembly, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Texadelphia and Seven47. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Scissortail Park as the restaurant operator. We look forward to providing a concept that will share the park’s mission and will help bring the community together,” said Brain Bogert, co-founder.

Scissortail Park has plans to launch a website soon that will incrementally keep the public informed as the construction progresses toward the opening in June of 2019.

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Scissortail Park, a MAPS 3 Project, is a 70-acre public space opening in June of 2019. Following the opening in 2019, the Park will be managed by the Scissortail Park Foundation, under a lease and management agreement with the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. The Park, located south of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, continues to the shore of the Oklahoma River   featuring a number of engaging experiences for attendees including ornamental gardens and woodlands, a 3.7 acre lake, children’s playground and water feature, picnic grove, restaurant and band shell.

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Quick facts

  • Project budget: $132 million
  • Construction: Under way on the north section with scheduled completion in 2019; South section scheduled completion in 2021.
  • Size: 40-acre north section, 30-acre south section.
  • Location: The north section of the park extends from the new Oklahoma City Boulevard south to Interstate 40, and from S Hudson Avenue east to S Robinson Avenue. The south section is bordered on the north by I-40, extending south to SW 10 between S Walker Avenue and Robinson, and to SW 15 between S Harvey Avenue and Robinson. Click here to see a map of the north section.
  • Plans: Download and watch a presentation about the north section’s final plans and specifications.

Subcommittee

  • Kimberly Lowe, Chairwoman
  • Michael Dover, Vice Chairman
  • Bill Cameron
  • Jane Jayroe Gamble
  • Fred Hall
  • Maureen Heffernan
  • Rusty LaForge
  • Desmond Mason
  • Anthony McDermid
  • Teresa Rose
  • Miles Tolbert
  • Kari Watkins