Owen Park sets sight on 100 years

Monday, 13 July 2009
Owen Park, and the entire City of Tulsa Parks Department, will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary on Sat., Aug. 8 from 8am to 6pm at Owen Park, 560 North Maybelle Ave. To make it even more special – Tulsa Parks needs your help!

The highlight of the celebration will be the construction of a new children’s playground.  The Kaboom Playground program utilizes volunteers to construct an entire facility in one day – all with volunteers.

Anyone over 18 years old can volunteer to work any part of August 8th to make this playground a reality.  Volunteers can contact the Owen Park Community Center, 596-1485, to sign up.  Civic groups are also encouraged to get involved. Old photos and memories of the Owen Park neighborhood are also needed.

A scrapbook is being constructed with the help of many Owen neighborhood residents – as well as Crosbie Heights and Brady Heights neighborhoods.

These long-established communities have already shared some vintage stories and photographs, but more are needed.  The staff at the Owen Community Center it taking any and all memory contributions.

The public is invited for the Owen Centennial Celebration!  The festivities will start Saturday, August 8th at 8am with the kickoff of the playground construction. On the outdoor stage throughout the day will be various performers and music.

Other tentative activities include a classic car show, tours of the park, a free climbing wall, and a fishing tournament.

At 5pm that same day, Mayor Kathy Taylor will be present for the unveiling of the finished Kaboom Playground.

For more information, contact the Owen Community Center at 596-1485.
Last Updated ( Monday, 13 July 2009 )