More plans unveiled for Chickasha's Downtown Park

Sep. 19—Plans for Phase II of Chickasha's Downtown Park may include year-round recreation for all ages.

Pat Brooks, with the Chickasha Community Foundation, presented an overall master plan at the Chickasha City Council Meeting on Monday night.

The park encompasses the Chickasha Leg Lamp as well as the land to the south which stretches from Chickasha Ave. to just past Colorado Ave.

The map showed areas designated for volleyball courts, pickle ball courts, a playground, a horse stable, a community garden and a water play area. The park will also include a nod to Chickasha's history in the form of a legend marker's area.

The master plan also shows a miniature train track that will encircle most of the park. The miniature train for children will include a car that is accessible to children with disabilities, Brooks said.

The park's construction will preserve most of the existing trees. Brooks said that while it may be necessary to remove a few trees, the park committee wants to keep as many trees in the park as possible.

"They're valuable," he said.

The park may also include a security fence around the perimeter, which will be locked at night, Brooks said.

The Chickasha City Council passed a motion to accept the master plan presented by Brooks.

Phase I of the park included the Chickasha Leg Lamp, which was installed in late 2022.