City Leaders Eye Opening Date For Lower Scissortail Park, Prepare For New Dining Option


Tuesday, August 3rd 2021, 5:03 pm
By: Ashley Holden


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Scissortail Park has changed the landscape of downtown Oklahoma City and there’s still more to come.

"The upper part of scissortail park has been a real game changer," said Maps Program Manager David Todd.

In almost two years, Todd said the park has brought new activities to the area and reasons to visit downtown.

"The concerts, the night market all of those different things," said Todd. "It also gives other organizations a new venue."

Fast forward to 2021 and the Omni Hotel and conference center are also open. One piece not yet finished, the lower park.

"Right now, were in the middle of construction with the lower park," said Todd. "Some of the rain, some of the cold has held us back a little bit, but they are progressing well."

When it's done the lower park will complement the upper portion.

"There's a lot more quieter pathways and planted areas but there are some formal fields there," said Todd.

People will have to wait about a year to see the finished product but in the meantime a new "spark" is coming to the upper park.

"It's a really playful concept which feels really fitting for the park," said Director of Marketing for Social Order Anne Tucker.

Spark, a new fast casual restaurant, was set to open in Spring of 2020 but was delayed.

Annie with the Social Order, the restaurant group that owns Spark, said they are finally putting their team together.

"We just started our hiring process, so that will kind of dictate whenever we get to open," said Tucker.

People interested can apply online, or the group is even doing on the spot interviews.

"If you've worked in a restaurant, we would like to hire you," said Tucker. "If it's your first time working in a restaurant, we would love to hire you."

Tucker told News 9 they are hoping to open as soon as possible.

City leaders said the lower park should be completed Aug. 5 of 2022.