The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 27, 2013

City parks proposal public meeting tonight at Convention Hall

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A public meeting on the city of Enid’s $50 million parks proposal will be 7 tonight at Convention Hall.

A presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The city’s Quality of Life Initiative would raise $50 million to improve existing city parks; build a downtown park and a large community park on the city’s east side; and establish a parks and recreation department for ongoing parks maintenance and management.

The proposal would raise $20 million by increasing the city sales tax rate by one-half cent for five years, and pay for $30 million in general obligation bonds by extending an existing 7 mill ad valorem tax. The 7 mill ad valorem tax previously was enacted to fund city bridge improvements.

An informational video and presentation also are available online at qualityoflife, and questions may be sent to TheFuture@