A few pictures here from Sunday evening:
Notice on the east side of the river extension under I-40 is the reinforced steel they're laying for concrete sidewalk work.
A wider view.
What this concrete item is, I do not know. Snowman??
Its part of the sewer system. There is a line directly below that drains into the river canel through an opening in the wall. They will probably put a top with a manhole over that.
For some reason I can't post direct links to my flickr account anymore so that's it for the night....
Yes, lots of people call the storm sewer just "sewer".
Obviously, it's completely separate from the waste lines out of homes and businesses.
Storm Sewer/Sanitary Sewer
It always helps to have the nomenclature down.
Nice aerial view of the river front and the CoreToShore area:
Source: PHOTOS > Downtown OKC | Deeyung Entertainment
I wonder how long its going to take for them to finish the bridge connection over the river boat inlet by Chesapeake Boathouse.
I then went back west and rode only to Agnew, where I stopped beneath the bridge to drink water and rest in the shade. I snapped this pic looking back toward the city:
CSN and OKC Boathouse District Announce Partnership | NBC Sports Pressbox
That's Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN).
Sounds like a good thing.CSN will become the TV home of Oklahoma river sports, with the most in-depth coverage of the largest number
of rowing/canoeing/kayaking events in the region.
The network’s coverage will include reports, highlights and interview segments of many of the Boathouse District’s
premier events on SportsTalk Live (M-F, 5 p.m.) and SportsNet Central (M-F, 6 p.m., 10 p.m., midnight; Weekends
at 10 p.m. and midnight).
OKC Riversport has put out a slick promo video:
A video to give one a virtual tour of the zip lines and the new sky slide:
That slide is like a gigantic krazy straw.
Looks awesome, though.
Yeah, the part where he walks right up to the edge of the beam made my spine tingle just a little.
Which is ridiculous, because I know that I'm only watching a video. But parts of the central nervous system are not as clever as the brain and just react instinctively anyway.
It's nice that the sliders get a butt-saving cushion to ride on.
Please enjoy my commentary. Feel free to share this with the City of OKC if you know how to grab their attention since I assume they're the ones that are paying for this, meaning we citizens are paying for this:
Did you report it to the city?
A) sprinklers break like that all the time, especially in construction areas, but also just because they break. It is not at all uncommon and sprinklers are not generally monitored 24-7 by maintenance staff so this easily could've gone unnoticed for a few days.
B) that isn't a new sprinkler system, it's been there as long as I've been walking the trails.
Instead of wasting your time, making an overly dramatic cell phone video about how it bothers you, try actually doing something productive to get it fixed...like reporting it to the city. You almost sound like that idiot that ran around Norman making videos complaining about OU, calling David Boren a fathead. Sorry, but if it annoys you that much, quit complaining and do something about it.
For most instances when you want to bring an issue to the City's attention but are unsure to whom your comments should be directed:
Oklahoma City Action Center: (405) 297-2535 firstname.lastname@example.org or to submit an action request online click here.
In this case, since you know this is an area maintained by the Parks Department, the best place to go is:
Oklahoma City Department of Parks and Recreation Grounds Management: (405) 297-2356
Parks actually does a very good job maintaining many thousands of acres citywide with limited resources that are seemingly the first to be cut anytime the City has a budget hiccup. They will be appreciative and responsive to any reports regarding infrastructure or maintenance problems you might run across, and also are always willing to listen to (constructive) criticism.
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