Children's Park, Lake Hefner - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 35° 33.572 W 097° 34.632
14S E 628947 N 3936026
Quick Description: Re-opened 7 Aug 2010. Originally constructed in 1995 to remember the children who died or were injured by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Servicing club is the Oklahoma City Downtown Lion's Club.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2019 8:27:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMZV95
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
A Boston bank and its employees bought the initial $80,000 worth of equipment that was installed by an Oklahoma Lions group in the fall of 1995. The Oklahoma City Downtown Lions later purchased two picnic pavilions for the park.

In early 2010, Lions members became aware that the park was in need of an update.

Oklahoma Lions Clubs and their members contributed $103,527 toward the $546,409 cost of the park. Oklahoma City’s Parks & Recreation Department gave $180,000 with the remaining $262,775 coming from civic-minded businesses and individuals.

Major donors were CVS Pharmacies $100,000, Chesapeake Energy $50,000, Bob Moore Auto Group $25,000, and $20,000 each from Hobby Lobby Stores, W&W Steel, The Oklahoman Foundation and Feed the Children.

The entire park is handicap-accessible and designed for entire families to enjoy the park’s playground, two pavilions with picnic tables, drinking fountains and restrooms. Some of the design elements are:
Smooth surface throughout.
A surface that smooth enough for a wheelchair, and is resilient enough to cushion a fall.
A path for a wheelchair to travel, not just to the playground, but within it as well.
Outdoor devices that make sound or music, such as drums and marimbas.
Playground features that include Braille panels, interesting textures or fragrances.

The sign was built for the Oklahoma Lions Club to remember Lou D Marotta, who helped make possible the Children's Park at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This memorial is built from gray granite and features the Lions Club Logo in full color.

Street Address (if known):
9050 Lake Hefner Parkway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States

Condition?: excellent condition, only 8 years old

Visit Instructions:
1) Please provide a photo you have taken of the Friendship Arch, Monument or Plaque.

2) If known, please indicate the operating Lions Club responsible for the placement of the Friendship Arch, Monument or Plaque.

3) Any other information regarding your visit would be greatly appreciated.

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