2023 Merit Award

General Design

Scissortail Park

Oklahoma City, OK

Landscape Architect:

Hargreaves Jones

Project Team:

Owner: City of Oklahoma City, MAPS Office
Program Manager: ADG
Park Operator: Scissortail Park Foundation
Lead Design: Hargreaves Jones (Project Team: George Hargreaves, Mary Margaret Jones, Gavin McMillan, Misty March, Annabelle Hernandez Fontanez, Ben Kuchinsky, Wenwen Lu, Jacob Petersen, Matthew Perotto, Jisu Choi, Megan Esopenko, Erik Hanson, Brett Marsengil, Eric Olsen, Martin Pavlinic, Amy Linne)
Supporting Landscape Architecture: LAUD Studio
Architecture: Butzer Architects and Urbanism
Civil Engineering: Johnson & Associates
Upper Park Ecological Engineering: Sherwood Design Engineers
Structural Engineering: Obelisk Engineering
MEP Engineering: CEC
IT Communications: IPDG
Fountain MEP: Delta Fountains
Irrigation Design: Sweeney + Associates
Lighting Design: LAM Partners
“Pillars of Light” Artist: James Carpenter Design Associates
Estimator: Pre-Construction Services
Park Management Consulting: ETM Associates
Park Financial Consulting: HR&A
General Contractors (Upper Park): Downey Contracting LLC.
General Contractors (Lower Park): Wynn Construction Co. INC.

Photo Credit(s):

Tim Hursley, Hargreaves Jones


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About the Project:

Scissortail Park is a 70 acre urban oasis, community centerpiece, model of sustainable design and transformative publicly funded projects, and catalyst for the revitalization of surrounding neighborhoods. Named by the citizens of Oklahoma City, the park inspires civic pride through economic development, cultural growth, improved health and wellness, and enhanced quality of life. The design of the park celebrates the ecosystems of the region and unfolds in a series of diverse landscapes that track the transition from City to River, embedded with program for all ages and seasons –paths lead to nodes of content, the landscape creating a framework of discovery. The park has become a beloved destination, providing nature in the city for all.

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