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Kerr Park

Kerr Park is reinventing how public spaces can reflect the energy, creativity, and dynamism of Oklahoma City.
Partner
Heart of the Community Grants Program
Location
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
USA
Completed
 - 
2018
Client
Partner
Downtown OKC
Services

Community Engagement & Visioning

Programming

Place Concepts & Designs

Design Review

Lighter Quicker Cheaper

Capacity Building

About

At the center of downtown Oklahoma City, Kerr Park is a freshly renovated public space with the potential and ambition to become the city’s shared living room. With support from a Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant, Downtown OKC and Project for Public Spaces developed a strategy for attracting local office workers and visitors to Kerr Park and the area’s growing residential community. 

In a time of rapid change for booming Oklahoma City, locals are looking to their public spaces as vital community resources — places to gather and enjoy the heart of the city. Throughout the process, locals emphasized that it must be a place that is truly of and for the community, giving rise to the slogan “Kerr Park Your Park.” Project for Public Spaces designed and oversaw the creation of a series of exciting and unique amenities, including a pavilion, chairs, tables, games, and green play benches. These improvements have paved the way for daytime use and brought a playful spirit to the previously empty space.

Services

Community Engagement & Visioning

Programming

Place Concepts & Designs

Design Review

Lighter Quicker Cheaper

Capacity Building

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