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City Park Board Meeting
August 31, 2009
Park Improvement Details Refined

Park Improvement Design Directions Approved In First Meeting Since May
City Commission Action Required Next (Sept. 8th)

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Collinsville, Oklahoma

All member of the Collinsville Park Board ( Dee Sink, Rusty Poindexter, Joe Ogden, Pam Webb & Ted Wright) were present for a meeting Monday August 31, 2009 at the Collinsville High School. The latest version of plans for park improvements (approved by voters back in April with additional sales tax collection starting July 1st) were discussed and approved for recommendation to the City Commission to proceed. The image above shows the porposed park overview with a splashpad, playgrounds, skateboard park, relocated basketball court & swimming pool removal among the funded improvements. Most of the discussion involved final equipment selection, placement and colors.

The city had previously applied for a Tony Hawk grant for the skateboard park but no funding came from that effort. Tony Hawk did comment on the city's proposed skatepark features and provided some suggestions for additions which Landplan will now try to incorporate (if within budget).

Keith Franklin and Barbara Tartar (of LandPlan Consultants, Inc.) explain details of the splashpark features to City Manager Pam Polk (just out of view) at the Monday August 31st Park Board meeting where the evolving park plan details were approved. The city commission is expected to act on the same plans Sept. 8th (Tuesday after Labor Day) which could lead to spring time construction and summer time public use.
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Note: The old horseshow pitching area has been displaced by the new plan and a new location is pending. -- Ted