Parks News

News and Updates from the Moore Parks and Recreation Department

June 3, 2014 - A $75,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is helping to restore trees throughout Moore’s Little River Park that took a direct hit by the May 20, 2013 tornado. At a special event today, the 100th tree was planted, signifying the end of phase one of the grant. Phase two will occur in fall 2014 and will add 200 trees. The grant is through the Margaret Annis Boys Trust, a permanent endowment fund administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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

January 8, 2015 – In July 2013 the Central Moore Park design team presented its plan to the Moore City Council and Moore Parks Board.  The plan went before each group for approval and was formally adopted in late 2013. Since that time work has begun on Central Park. On May 9th, 2014 there was a formal groundbreaking for the park. On May 12th, 2014 work actually began on the park with an expected opening of the park in late 2015 or early 2016.

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.

The Moore City Council approved the name for the new park being built at 4th and Broadway.  The park will be called Dr. Curtis Berry Central Park.   The recreation and aquatic facilities will be call The Station at Central Park.  

The names for the park and facilities were the top vote receivers during an online citizen voting process that took place in October 2014.

The Moore City Council approved the Parks Master Plan on February 6th.  The plan gives staff a framework to work within and plans can now be made for implementation.  Funding sources will have to be found for many of the projects but many items are already in the works.  Citizens will see improvements in many city parks and a Championship Disc Golf Course should open in Little River Park by the end of the year.  The master plan is available to view by clicking the link below. 

Moore's newest park is open and what a park it is! The park opened in May 2014 and was funded by the voter-approved ¼ cent park improvement sales tax in 2012.

Parmele Park is located just north of 12th St. on Janeway Ave.  It includes the following features:

Forest themed playground
¼ mile lighted walking trail
picnic pavilion
Forest themed splash pad

Check out Facebook for when the splash pad opens for the 2015 season. 

Watch awesome, NEW drone footage of the construction of Moore's Central Park! Join us for a narrated "fly over" and see the work in progress. Passes are now available to purchase for The Station at Central Park.  Click here to learn more. 

Pictures of The Station Recreation Center; Aquatics Center; Amphitheater and Farmers Market Area. 

Updated 12-21-2015

June 2, 2014 - On May 21, 2014 more than 100 volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, partnered with 20 volunteers from Team Rubicon to complete three beautification projects in Moore one year after a tornado devastated the area. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams in areas struck by natural disasters.

VIP (Volunteer In Parks) Program provides several opportunities for citizens to get involved.  Our three programs include Adopt-a-Park, Park Watch, and Park Community Service.  No matter which you choose; your time, effort, and hard work is appreciated not only by city officials but the citizens of Moore.