Widgets Magazine
  • Youth center planned for NE OKC

    City council will vote tomorrow to authorize the finalization for plans for a large youth recreation center in northeast Oklahoma City.

    The project would be the first modern multi-purpose recreation center for the Parks and Recreation Department in over 40 years.

    The 33,700 square foot building would be built near Douglass High School and feature two large gyms, an indoor pool, fitness equipment, social and learning areas, locker rooms and a child watch center.

    If the item is approved, the design by Frankfurt Short Bruza would be finalized next spring with construction starting in the summer.

    The cost is budgeted at $13.5 million and the targeted completion date is summer 2020.

    The new center would replace an adjacent facility built over 75 years ago.

    As a part of MAPS4, the December ballot will include $110 million in funding for at least four more similar youth centers to be constructed throughout the city.

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