OKC Hopes To Help Preserve Historic Tree With New Park

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 6:24 pm
By: Karl Torp

The City of Oklahoma City hopes to preserve hundreds of years old history with a new park on the northwest side.

The City just purchased 130 areas near Portland and 150th Street for about 800,000 dollars.

There is a 200-year-old burr oak tree on the property.

The City hopes to put walking and biking trails in the new park; but watching over the oak tree is a top priority.

“Keeping the lone oak alive and well is I think going to be pretty important,” said OKC Director of Parks Doug Kupper.

The property was once owned by civic leader and philanthropist Dean McGee.

The City told News 9 due to its proximity to Bluff Creek, homes can’t be built on the property.

Construction is expected to start next year.

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