Parks News

News and Updates from the Moore Parks and Recreation Department

Central Park Long Range Plan

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.

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.

City Council Approves Name for Park

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.

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.

Parks and Recreation Department Activity Guide

Check out the new Activity Guide. It has all the information you will need for Parks and Recreation Department programs.  

City Council Approves Parks Master Plan

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. 

Parmele Park is Open

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.