Oklahoma City's Scissortail Park a hit for first round of visitors during its grand opening

Published Monday, September 30, 2019
by Adam Kemp & Josh Dulaney

Sitting on their blanket in the grassy shade of a sound booth, sisters Judy Fitzpatrick and Linda Farner were ready to rock Friday with Kings of Leon at the grand opening of Scissortail Park.

Fitzpatrick had arrived from Pensacola, Florida, earlier in the day to visit her sister in Moore.

“I was researching concerts and said, ‘Oh Linda, there’s a free Kings of Leon show in Oklahoma City,'” Fitzpatrick said. “They’re on her playlist.”

The sisters sat on the Great Lawn of Scissortail Park, with crowds filling in the space around them as Oklahoma City marked the opening of the $139 million park.

The park, located between Hudson and Robinson avenues south of Oklahoma City Boulevard, was funded by the MAPS 3 penny sales tax approved by voters in 2009. Nearly 40 acres of the eventual 70-acre park were opened to the public over the weekend.

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