Bartlesville looking at improvements to the city's recreational facilities

Thursday, November 25th 2004, 5:52 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) -- Officials Bartlesville are evaluating how to pay for $34 million in proposed improvements to the city's recreational facilities.

The plan would build a new complex of softball, baseball and soccer fields, a 60,000-square-foot recreational building, a water park, a dog park and an outdoor amphitheater.

It also calls for improvements of the city's recreational trail system, the addition of equestrian trails, beautification of streets and creation of a large outdoor classroom area for environmental students.

City residents voiced their desire for the improvements two years ago in a survey.

Since then, officials have been working on a plan. Public Works Director Ed Gordon said city officials agreed on the plan and have formed working groups to determine how the plan will be financed, where it will be located and how it will be configured.