Wet Weather Impacts Construction Of Owasso Park

Monday, June 10th 2019, 5:45 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Owasso leaders say the weather is having an impact on construction at the Redbud Festival Park in Downtown Owasso. The city's parks and recreation department says they plan to finish the park by early August, if the weather cooperates.

The park is expected to be similar to Tulsa's Guthrie Green and serve as a catalyst for growth in Downtown Owasso.

Recreation Director Larry Langford said he expects the park to be a crowning jewel for Owasso.

"We're going to have a food truck alley, so we'll have food truck days," Langford said. "We have a farmers market planned; we have concerts planned, movies in the park."

Construction workers are working on the stage, pavilion, and a food truck alley right now.

Langford says a wet spring and the heavy rain we've seen over the past month put construction crews a couple of months behind schedule.

Langford says, "It's so saturated, then you really can't move any of the big equipment, you can't bring anything in, any of the larger pieces so it's a hindrance, for sure."

The City says it's using money from the Vision 2025 sales tax to pay for the park. Langford says with the park on the way, they're working on plans for more parking in the area.