Oklahoma City unveils logo for Scissortail Park
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Oklahoma City has unveiled the logo for the new park in downtown Oklahoma City.
The logo for the 70-acre Scissortail Park, rightfully features a Scissortail Flycatcher. The park is a MAPS 3 project and expected to open in June 2019. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt was joined in the unveiling by the chair of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board Tom McDaniel and Executive Director of the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park Maureen Heffernan.
“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,” Heffernan said.
The logo was designed by Oklahoma City agency Staplegun. During the unveiling, it was also announced that The Social Order Dining Collective will be operating the cafe that will in the new park. The Social Order is behind the metro restaurants The Jones Assembly, Fuzzy's Taco Shop and Texadelphia.
The park is being constructed at a price of $132 million. It features a 40-acre north section and a 30-acre south section that will be connected by the Skydance Bridge. The park will extend from downtown to the shore of the Oklahoma River. Several MAPS 3 projects are now underway, the new convention center broke ground last week while the OKC Streetcar begin testing this week in Bricktown.