Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 23, 2010
City Park Improvements Ground Breaking

Sales Tax Funded Work Could Be Done By July 4th

Previous Coverage:
Feb. 22, 2010 Park Board Recommends Softball Field Improvements ...
(City Commission Action Pending)
Feb. 1, 2010 City To Purchase $180K Additional Equipment Directly (Outside Magnum Bid)
Jan 27, 2010 $749K bid of Magnum Construction Accepted
May 2009 Park Plan Revisions
April 7, 2009 Sales Tax Increase Approved ... for more than just the park
August 2005 $10K Park Master Plan
July 2005 Potential Pool Plans
Sept. 2003 Vision 2025 Sales Tax Approved ... funded Park Master Plan
May 2008

This web site is brought to you by the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville and the other advertisers appearing on these pages. If you would like to provide news content or advertisements ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or
send email to
1110 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021

Frequently Asked Questions
(email questions/comments to
Ted Wright -- last update 2/24/2010 (ParkGroundBreak.html)

Copyright 2010 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma

This page sponsored in part by:
(With Recent Obituaries)

Newly Remodeled Facilities at 13th & Main

Jim R. Dolton
Funeral Director/Owner

Melvin Lowe - Funeral Director
Christy Harris - Funeral Director
Mary Blythe - Office Manager-Collinsville Funeral Home
Betty Littler - Office Manager-Oologah Funeral Home

We Accept All Pre-Arrangements

City leaders, merchants, citizens, school kids, architects and construction officials met at the Collinsville City Park Tuesday morning (Feb. 23, 2010) for a ground breaking ceremony. Work by Magnum Construction will begin this week with removal of the old swimming pool first and then construction will follow for a new splash pad area, play ground equipment, skatepark features, west entry sign, parking lot, rest room & lighting improvements. The 150 day construction schedule (weather permitting) should allow a July 4th, 2010, park ribbon cutting for the completed improvements before the annual fireworks activities. It is hoped the skatepark might be ready well before that.
Mayor Stan Sallee
City, Landplan and Mangum officials turned the first "dirt" Tuesday.
This group of CHS student leaders took a turn on the shovels.
These Middle School student leaders participated in the park ceremony.
The old swimming pool (which was a favorite summer park feature from 1958 to 2005) will be removed, filled and leveled in this phase of park upgrades. Cost for a replacement pool (following the June 2006 decision to not repair the old pool) were deemed too large.
The Middle School student took the short walk to the park from their campus Tuesday.
I have a request in to the city for a lifeguard chair and possibly a diving board for display in the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville in rememberance of this historic city landmark build over a 5 years period with volunteer labor. -- Ted Wright
Significant Upgrade to City Park Opened Since 1921
2/24/2010 Tulsa World Storyon Groundbreaking