Tulsa park to get multi-million dollar makeover

VIDEO: Renovations coming to local park

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • McCullough Park in east Tulsa will get a $3.5 million makeover.
  • The money will come from the Vision sales tax.

Park land in east Tulsa is about to get a $3.5 million makeover.

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Tuesday night, Tulsa City Councilor Connie Dodson and Tulsa Parks unveiled plans to renovate McCullough Park near East 25th and South Garnett Road with funds that will be allocated through the recently passed Vision Tulsa sales tax package.

City leaders wanted to hold a meeting with those who live nearby to talk about the features proposed for the area like a new playground, a BMX-skateboard area, new sporting areas, a splash pad and other features that aren't there now.

The park is home to baseball-softball fields in poor condition and an open field that has seen an increase in vandalism, illegal sexual activity and drinking in recent years.

Renovations will likely begin after January 2017, when the city will begin collecting from the sales tax.