A National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Landscape Contractors Association (LCA) award-winning project. Scissortail Park links the heart of the Oklahoma City to the riverfront—a city goal known as the “Core to Shore” plan. The upper park was a two-year installation that was completed in 2019 and represents 40 of the 70-acre design (the second half of which is slated to begin in 2021). The park design features a variety of engaging experiences for visitors to enjoy including a Great Lawn and performance stage, a 3.7 acre lake, children’s playground, an interactive fountain, ornamental gardens and woodlands, a dog park, picnic grove, restaurant, recreational facilities, and walking/jogging paths set with regionally specific native woodlands and prairie landscapes.
The central promenade features unique art lighting that will link the upper and lower park and enable continuity to the river. The park is a recreational and cultural focal point of the city and the front yard for the adjacent new convention center, the Chesapeake Arena and new mixed-use developments. This park further expands the reach of Myriad Gardens (another downtown park/garden that received a PLANET Grand award in 2013) and helps define Oklahoma City as a world-class city while greatly enhancing the downtown experience and lifestyle for residents and visitors.
To bring this project to fruition, we installed 135,000 SF of concrete flatwork; 140,000 SF of subslab; 160,000 SF of pavers; 22,000 LF of drainage pipe and over 8,000 tons of drainage stone; 2,000 tons of decomposed granite; 5600 tons of CR6 stone; 35,000 LF of rubberized aggregate path; 15,000 SF of safety surface; 3500 SF of artificial turf; a playground; a dog park; over $1.6 M worth of site amenities; 65,000 CY of soil; 30,000 SF of filter fabric; 413,000 SF of sod; 1,000 trees; 74,000 perennials; 5,000 shrubs and 185,000 SF of wildflower seed; 4000 CY of mulch; and a pond-fed irrigation system that included over 25,000 spray heads and a dual turbine pump that sends 600 gallons of water per minute out into the site.