Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 4-7, 2010
Park Improvement Progress

Park Re-Opening Set For July 4th
(Or Sooner If Possible?)

Park Is Closed In The Meantime
For Construction & Skateboarders Ticketed

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Good News
Sunday July 4, 2010 -- 4th of July celebration and the reveal of the newly renovated park. The festivities will kick off at 4 pm with the ribbon cutting and free hot dogs from 4-6. There will be face painting, balloons, a live band, concession stand starting at 6 pm, watermelon stand, snow cone stand, Collinsville vendor booths, and a Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker (time to be announced)

LaPasha Fifer -- City of Collinsville (6/7/2010)

Noon 6/7/2010 Update: It is hoped that the park ribbon cutting can be moved ahead of the July 4th date. Check back for details.
July 4 Plans Previous Coverage
(May 20 City Commission item 12)
Bad News
EDITORIAL: It's not fair! It stinks! ... chose your own description ... but it is a reality for a few more weeks. As the city park improvements near completion the park is still off limits for public use (with an exception for the softball field). And to compound the issue for some youth, what was likely the first ticket for skateboarding on the narrow sidewalks downtown was issued today after years of warnings. This was perhaps forced by complaints following a near miss this week with a gentleman being spun around trying to avoid a collision with a skateboarder as he exited a downtown business. I not going to attempt to justify city, contractor or skateboarder actions but simply provide this information as a public service with the disclaimer that it is second hand information supplemented with my personal opinion. -- Ted Wright -- Friday June 4, 2010 -- 10:45pm
Previous Coverage:
Many more of the pieces go into place each day --- but the park is still closed to the public as there are also open holes, exposed re-bar, sod just taking hold, dirt areas where sod is yet to be placed, construction equipment and busy workers. Please be patient so we can enjoy the improvements when they are all completed. -- Ted Wright -- 6/7/2010