A public meeting to discuss the future of Martin Luther King Jr. Park moving forward will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd.
Consulting firm GAI Consultants Inc. will look to gather input from residents to help shape the park’s master plan.
It’s been more than 10 years since the city updated the plan, and now is the time to give it another look, City Manager Randy Knight told the Observer.
“A lot of what’s there today came out that plan,” Knight said. “It’s time to refresh it. In connection with the library, we thought it was the time to do it.”
Preliminary suggestions by consulting firm GAI Consultants Inc. include an open lawn event space on the southeast side of the lake, across from the planned library/civic center to the northwest.
“It’s already set up like that, it’s a big open round space,” said Ryan Seacrist of GAI Consultants at a recent work session. “These are initial ideas to get conversations started.”
The consultants also suggested creating an area on the far south side of the park for teens and young adults that could include features such as a rock-climbing wall. MLK Park would continue to be a blend of a passive walking park to the north and an active park with playing fields to the south, Seacrist said.