Have you been to Ray Brown Park recently? The City of Sand Springs just finished improvements to it! The improvements include new playground features, artificial grass play areas and custom concrete. They were made with $37,000 in privately funded gifts to Sand Springs Park Friends and the City of Sand Springs.
“The updates include two distinct play sets for children ages five to 12 and toddlers ages two to five,” Parks Facilities Manager Jeff Edwards said in a statement. “This makes Ray Brown Park the only park in Sand Springs with such features.”
An anonymous donor reportedly provided $32,000 and community leader Montie Box reportedly provided $5,000 for the project. City staff contributed over $20,000 in labor and materials over a span of several months to complete the project, totaling $59,819.
“It was important to update this neighborhood park to meet new maintenance standards,” Edwards said in the statement. “The artificial grass areas provide a safe play surface and new custom concrete offers multi-tiered seating.”
These updates to Ray Brown Park follow a recent trail addition and split rail fencing completed in 2014 with community volunteers and staff during a Help Your Park Environment (HYPE) cleanup event.
The newest improvements come just in time for spring. Gather up the kids on our next unseasonably warm and sunny day and head over to the park for a picnic and an afternoon of fun on the new playground and artificial grass areas.
For more information on Ray Brown Park or other city parks, visit the City of Sand Springs’ website at www.sandspringsok.org, and join us in sending a big “thank-you” to the generous anonymous donor, Montie Box and city staff!