Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Project - What's happening?
MAPS 3 is a capital improvements program in Oklahoma City that uses a one-cent, limited-term sales tax to pay for debt-free projects that improve our quality of life. The construction phase of MAPS 3 is well under way, with the final project expected to be finished in 2022.
The Projects included in MAPS 3 are:
Downtown Convention Center
The MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center will replace Oklahoma City’s current, aging convention center, and will help our community stay competitive in the lucrative convention industry for years to come. Attracting major conventions helps create local jobs and brings millions of dollars of business and tax revenue to Oklahoma City.
Learn more about the new convention center here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/downtown-convention-center
Scissortail Park is a 70-acre urban oasis extending from the core of downtown Oklahoma City to the shore of the Oklahoma River. Design plans for the park call for everything from a cafe and sports facilities to a tranquil lake and nature walks. The Skydance Bridge will connect the north section of the park to the south section.
Learn more about Scissortail Park Here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/downtown-public-park
Oklahoma City Streetcar
The MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, known as the Oklahoma City Streetcar or OKC Streetcar, links important districts in and around downtown Oklahoma City. The OKC Streetcar runs on rails flush with the street.
Learn more about the Oklahoma City Streetcar here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/modern-streetcar-transit
MAPS 3 funded the RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater rafting and kayaking center on the Oklahoma River and improvements to existing rowing facilities to make Oklahoma City a can’t-miss destination for water sports enthusiasts. The whitewater park is suitable for beginners enjoying a summer weekend and elite kayaking competitions. Adjacent to the water park is the only competition rowing venue with permanent lighting in the country.
Learn more about Riversport Rapids: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/oklahoma-river-improvements
Bennett Event Center
The Bennett Event Center is the cornerstone of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements projects. The fairgrounds, a year-round economic engine for Oklahoma City for its horse shows and other events, will benefit from the state-of-the-art expo center for indoor events, plus improvements to parking and other infrastructure. The Bennett Event Center is operated by the Oklahoma State Fair.
Learn more about Bennett Event Center Here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/oklahoma-state-fairgrounds-improvements
Senior Health and Wellness Center
The MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Centers will connect Oklahoma City's seniors with important services, and also with each other. The centers, which will be located in different parts of the City, will have operating partners experienced in providing services seniors need and will provide social and recreational settings for a wide range of uses. Access to exercise equipment and programs is also an important part of the MAPS 3 senior centers.
Learn more about Senior Health and Wellness Center Here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/senior-health-and-wellness-centers
The MAPS 3 Trails promote a more active lifestyle by taking advantage of Oklahoma City's natural beauty. The trails wind through wetlands, wooded areas, and natural landscapes, and also neighborhoods and more urban settings. The trails are part of the City of OKC's Trails Master Plan.
Learn more about the new trails here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/trails
The MAPS 3 Sidewalks promote a more pedestrian-friendly lifestyle in Oklahoma City. The sidewalks are planned for the areas with a high demand for pedestrian amenities.
Learn more about the new sidewalks here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/sidewalks
To learn more about the MAPS 3 project, click here: https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3