“Earlier this year, the council decided we wanted to take a look at the overall parks system so we did the parks master plan,” Eddy said in a previous interview.
That master plan made recommendations including upgrading Moore’s current parks, but it didn’t stop there.
“It also made a recommendation about this big new park,” Eddy said. “Now is the time to put this forward. We had quite a lot of public input as to what people want to see in their existing parks.”
With the pool closed, a new, state-of-the-art aquatic center is badly needed. So are the other amenities included in the proposed general obligation bond.
“The farmers market building was high on the list of things people said they want to see in Moore,” Eddy said. “The interest rates now are very low, so we think we would get some good interest rates. The bonds will be issued over time.”
The projects will make major upgrades and improvements to existing parks, build a wall of honor to recognize veterans, create gathering spots for families to enjoy time together, offer new health and wellness opportunities for Moore residents and create a positive economic impact from special events and new destination facilities, according to the Master Parks plan and city staff notes.
American staff writer Joy Hampton contributed to this report.