KidSpace Park, One of the Largest Playgrounds in Oklahoma, Opening in Shawnee

KOKH - June 23, 2023 6:39 am

KidSpace Park in Shawnee, Oklahoma opening Friday, June 23, 2023

One of the largest playgrounds in the State of Oklahoma is opening in Shawnee on Friday.

KidSpace Park, the over $3.6 million park opens on Friday, June 23 at 1423 N Center Ave. in Shawnee, just a half-hour east of Oklahoma City.

Park-goers of all ages can enjoy this 7.6-acre park surrounded by a 4/10-mile trail. With two playgrounds, there is a multitude of play equipment for all ages, including areas specific to kids ages two through five, as well as a place for children ages five through 12.

“Planning for park upgrades has been underway since 2017. Shawnee voters supported the plan and passed a 0.5% sales tax in June 2018 to fund public safety, roadway, and parks and public facilities improvements,” said Ed Bolt, Mayor of Shawnee. “KidSpace Park has far surpassed what we had envisioned. It will bring smiles to all ages for many, many years to come.”

KidSpace Park has a Ninja challenge course, a 40-yard dash with timers for older children and adults, picnic areas, shaded seating, four pavilions, a basketball court, two Pickleball courts, Ping Pong, and other outdoor games.

“The citizens requested and voted for improved parks and public facilities,” said Andrea Weckmueller-Behringer, the Shawnee City Manager. “The design firm and construction contractors, along with City of Shawnee Engineering and Public Works staff, delivered a first-class park that cities many times larger than Shawnee would be proud to have in their community.”

The grand opening for KidSpace Park begins at 3 p.m. on June 23. Games and prizes will be offered throughout the park from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Food trucks and a snow cone truck will also be on hand from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

 

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