The City of Owasso is making plans to carry out construction on its new Redbud Festival Park.
Staff said they expect to break ground on the project in mid-May this year.
The park, similar to Tulsa’s Guthrie Green, will serve as an open, beautified gathering place in the heart of the newly developed Redbud District.
Slotted at 2 acres, the plaza will be built alongside Main Street just south of the police station where the current parking lot is located.
Planned amenities will include a large lawn, pavilion, performance stage, updated landscaping such as trees and shrubbery, new parking spaces and more.
Larry Langford, director of recreation and culture, said the goal in creating the Festival Park is to provide a centralized area where locals can congregate and enjoy events such as concerts and the farmer’s market.
“This is our main hub for the Redbud District, so we’re trying to make sure that we’re offering as much as possible,” he said. “What we believe is to be able to offer opportunities for families to get together, citizens to have a place to socialize and celebrate their lives.”
Langford said the city is currently out to bid for qualified vendors, budgeted at around $2.5 million through Vision funds, and will present those bids to council for approval in April.
The city has set a tentative state date for construction around mid-May, with an estimated completion time in March 2018 before the first Gathering on Main in April.
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