Scissortail Park has been a central space for the community to gather for two years now. To celebrate, they will hold the Mayor’s Mic Drop Anniversary Concert starring Drive-By Truckers and Jason Boland and The Stragglers this Friday, September 24.
This event follows a standing tradition of celebratory concerts in the park. On the opening weekend of Scissortail Park, in September of 2019, Kings of Leon
took the stage to welcome the city to its newly revitalized downtown space. This iconic band brought 28,000 people to the park, setting the record for the largest concert crowd in Oklahoma City history.
Scissortail Park was funded through MAPS 3, a 1-cent sales tax initiative that many Oklahoma City natives are likely familiar with. Development on this monumental park began in 2017 as crews began turning a formerly unused piece of land into the highly activated green space we know and love today. After 27 months and a total of $132 million, the 36-acre Upper Park project was completed in September of 2019.
Scissortail was created with the community in mind. Throughout the park, you’ll find something for everyone! Be sure to take advantage of all the amenities the park has to offer. Let the kids run around the interactive fountains and playgrounds, go for a walk or bike ride along the paved paths and sidewalks, let your furry friend play in the enclosed dog park, brush off your skating skills at the seasonal outdoor roller rink, or simply find a spot to relax on the great lawn.
Looking for more to do? Keep your eye on the Scissortail Park calendar of events. They keep it full of fun activities including a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, Live from the Lawn concert series, a monthly Night Market, and much more.
It doesn’t stop there, an entire half of the park is still in progress! The 34 acres of Lower Park on the opposite side of the
Skydance Bridge will create additional space for activity. Intended for more open and natural spaces as well as athletic events, this half of the park is on track to open by the summer of 2022.