News from Moore

  • 05.20.13 - Moore, Oklahoma - The Devastation & Rebirth of a Community

    The Norman Transcript, in conjunction with Norman Regional Health Systems,  is proud to present “05.20.13 - Moore, Oklahoma - The Devastation & Rebirth of a Community,” the hard-cover pictorial book that chronicles the devastation wrought by the EF5 tornado that hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma and the indomitable spirit of the citizens as they recover and rebuild.

  • Devon Energy to Help Rebuild Moore's Little River Park

    Nearly one year after a tornado devastated communities throughout the state, a city park serving Moore’s Plaza Towers neighborhood received a boost from Devon Energy. The City of Moore today announced a $200,000 gift from Devon that will help the city complete the reconstruction of Little River Park and provide a place of enjoyment for hundreds of families.

  • Central Park Plans Revealed and Groundbreaking

    On December 11, 2013 the design team from Oklahoma based TAP Architecture unveiled the designs for the new Moore Recreation Center and Aquatic Facility that will be located at a new park located along Broadway Ave in the heart of Moore. Ground was broken at a public ceremony on May 9, 2014.

    The facility will cover approximately 107,000 square feet. The Recreation Center will be 52,311sf, Recreation Center/Aquatics Support building is 7,415sf, and the Aquatics Facility is 47,229sf.  We estimate that these projects will be completed in the Fall of 2015 or early 2016.
     

  • May 2013 Tornadoes and Floods Disaster Recovery Report: One Year Update

    United Way of Central Oklahoma is compelled to support disaster response and recovery efforts as part of our Community Preparedness focus area. The donors who contributed to United Way’s annual fall campaign allowed our Partner Agencies to be prepared to immediately respond and meet the needs of those affected by the May 2013 tornadoes and floods.United Way Partner Agencies were on the front lines when the May storms struck central Oklahoma and will continue to participate in the long term recovery efforts meeting the needs of disaster survivors.

  • City Adopts New Building Codes, First in the Nation

    MOORE, Okla (March 17, 2014). – Homeowners in Moore will have a better chance against the fury of Mother Nature thanks to the City’s adoption of new residential building codes. The Moore City Council voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the new codes based on research and proven engineering technology proposed by civil engineers Chris Ramseyer and Lisa Holliday. The new building codes mark the City of Moore as the first city in the nation to adopt building codes that focus on the tornadic impact on homes.

  • Adopt-a-Park

    What is Adopt-a-Park?
    Our program that allows individuals, businesses, or groups to take a proactive role in the beautification of local parks.

  • Summer Camps 2015

    Learn more about our camps and programs! Click here to learn more and Register Online

    All Camps will be held at the Moore Community Center except for Happy Feet Soccer Camp  - 793-5090

    Happy Feet Soccer Camp

    When:  Camp I:  Monday June 15th - Wednesday June 17th ;  www.cityofmoore.com/fun
                 Camp II:  Monday July 13th - Wednesday July 15th
    Where:  Buck Thomas Park
    Time:  9:00am – Noon
    Ages:  4 to 16 years
    Fee:  $68.00 per person    
                                                                 
    Mad Science Camp

    When:  June 22nd - June 26th ;  www.cityofmoore.com/fun
    Where:  Moore Community Center
    Time:  9:00am – Noon
    Ages:  6 to 11 years
    Fee:  $100.00 per person

    When school is out, Mad Science is in. Your child can continue to learn even when school is out, and won't even realize it because "We have fun down to a science."

     Extreme Animals Camp

    When:  Camp I:  June 22nd - June 26th ; www.cityofmoore.com/fun
                 Camp II:  July 20th - July 24th
    Where:  Moore Community Center
    Time:  9:00am – Noon
    Ages:  7 to 12 years
    Fee:  $115.00 with T-Shirt
    Get ready for a wildly entertaining experience!  Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more! You will also learn about different habits and create different types of arts and crafts that relate to those species and their habits.    

     Discovery Camp
    When:  Wednesday July 29th - Friday July 31st (with overnight at Little River Park) ; www.cityofmoore.com/fun
    Where:  Moore Community Center
    Time:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Age:  3rd grade – 8th grade
    Fee:  $100.00 with T-shirt
    Does your child enjoy special projects and experiments? If you said “YES”, then this 3 day camp is for your child. Come build over a dozen different motorized models from an Erector 65 piece set.  Instructor and students will participate in multiple experiments that are fun and educational.

     Abrakadoodle OKC Art Camp
    When:  July 6th - July 10th ; www.cityofmoore.com/fun
    Where:  Moore Community Center
    Time:  9am – Noon
    Ages:  7 to 14
    Cost:  $90.00 Maximum:  15 for the class
    Abrakadoodle OKC Art Camp explores Crayola’s fabulous products!  Create colorful paintings, imaginative drawings and unique sculptures using Crayola watercolors, Model Magic, paints and more!         

  • Tornado Recovery

    Due to the widespread devastation from the May 20, 2013 tornado, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $52.2 million to help with the recovery of the City of Moore through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. The CDBG-DR program is designed to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need.’ CDBG-DR grants are intended to address housing, business and infrastructure needs beyond those met by other forms of public and private assistance.

  • CDBG Public Service Grant Application

    We are pleased to announce that the 2015 City of Moore CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Applications are now available.

    Applications for Public Services will be available and submitted online only.

    To be ELIGIBLE, applicant organizations should provide public services programs to meet basic, emergency human needs, provide preventative programs promoting the highest degree of functioning achievable, and/or provide assistance to other agencies meeting basic human needs. City‐ funded services must assist eligible City of Moore residents.

    APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: May 4, 2015 at 4:00p.m.

    NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.  Applications received after May 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. or incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted. As a courtesy, City of Moore Staff will review eligibility to prospective applicants before May 4, 2015.

    INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY:
    The application will be submitted online only. A login will be required for security and accessibility. You may save and come back to the application at a later time.
    An Application Workshop will also be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The Workshop will be located at Moore City Hall at 301 N. Broadway Moore, OK 73160 inside the council chambers.

    TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
    Visit: http://envision.cityofmoore.com/applicant/register to complete and submit the 2015-2016 Public Service Application. The applicant will create a user name and password before starting the application. The applicant may save a draft and come back to complete at a later time.

  • Install. Inspect. Protect.

    More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm. To prevent these deaths, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a nationwide Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign designed to raise awareness about how working, properly installed smoke alarms can lower a person’s chances of dying in a fire. Moore Fire Department is supporting this critical effort to reduce injuries and the loss of life.