Norman Forward Completed Projects

Griffin Park

Griffin Park Phase 6 Rendering

The Griffin Park Phase V and VI project includes the construction of 11 new soccer fields, demolition of all baseball fields and associated spaces, irrigation, fencing, springing, sodding, concrete walks, concession buildings, restroom buildings, shade structures, parking lots, bleachers, sports lighting, reconstruction of Robinson Avenue including traffic signal and intersection construction; and was funded through the Norman Forward Initiative. 

Westwood Family Aquatic Center (May 2018)

The Westwood Family Aquatic Center opened to the public in May 2018, and the 2019 summer season even more successful than the first season!

Programming at Westwood also expanded to include new classes for Junior Lifeguarding, Developmental Swim Team, and involvement with the Oklahoma Senior Games. Special Events at Westwood continued full steam ahead with movies in the pool, glow dance parties, and the addition of adults-only (age 21+) parties. The adult parties instantly became the most successful special event at Westwood, with over 800 adults in attendance.

Facility Features Include:

  • (6) 50 Meter Lap Lane Pool intersected with (8) 25 Yard Lap Lanes
  • Recreational Pool with Zero Depth Entry
  • Water Play Structure
  • Lazy River
  • Family Slides
  • Open and Closed Raft Slides
  • Diving Area
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Large Shaded Deck 
  • Special Event Area
  • New Bath House 
  • New Concession Facilities

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Norman Public Library East (July 2018)

The Norman Public Library East branch opened in July of 2018 and had a very successful first year of operation. During the summer of 2019, the new library hosted the Smithsonian "Water/Ways" exhibit. This exhibition is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution of Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions.

Site designed for minimal maintenance, with convenient parking, managed stormwater run-off, easy drop-off, and an exterior plaza.

Highly flexible space will support a mobile service approach, new education models, collaborative learning, information sharing, and digital literacy, including tablet lending services.

1,100 square-foot children’s area with 12 reader seats and three early literacy alcoves.

3,700 square-foot teens and adult area with 38 reader seats, 18 computer stations, and dedicated teens-only hours.

Community program room with seating for 100, plus meeting and study rooms.

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Westwood Tennis Indoor Facility (May 2019)

The Indoor Tennis Facility opened in May 2019, and consists of two climate controlled courts. Additionally two new lighted outdoor courts were constructed north of the pro shop.

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Norman Public Library Central (November 2019)

The Norman Public Library Central branch opened to the public on November 3, 2019 with thousands in attendance on opening day.

This highly flexible space supports a mobile service approach, new education models, collaborative learning, and information sharing. The Library supports digital literacy with a Digital Classroom, Maker Space, and tablet lending services throughout the building.

Children’s area with more than 100 reader seats, 4 reading alcoves and a 2,000 square-foot Storytime Room.

Teen area with more than 25 reader seats and 6 computer stations.

Adult collection with more than 200 reader seats, 40 computer stations, and 6 study rooms.

Numerous public meeting spaces: large Multipurpose Room with seating for 300, smaller Multipurpose Room with seating for 56, 2 conference rooms and outdoor balcony on upper level.

Features Include:

  • 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Children's Area with 102 reader seats and 2,000 sq. ft. Storytime Room
  • Teen area with 24 reader seats and 6 computer stations
  • Adult collection with 200 reader seats, 45 computer stations and 6 study rooms
  • Multipurpose room with seating for 300
  • Additional conference room space
  • Outdoor balcony
  • Outdoor plaza space

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Oakhurst Park (2017)

The renovations for Oakhurst Park were completed in 2017. The playground was replaced  with modern equipment and synthetic turf fall surfacing. New installations to the park also included a perimeter walking trail, improved basketball court, new park furniture and signage

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Sonoma Park (2018)

Renovations to Sonoma Park were completed in 2018. The playground was expanded and synthetic turf added.  New features include soccer goals, a basketball court, park furniture and signage,  and 25 trees planted.

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Prairie Creek Park (September 2019)

The renovation of Prairie Creek Park was completed in 2019 including a new playground with synthetic turf, perimeter walking trail, new basketball court, soccer goals, a new picnic pavilion, and all new site furnishings.

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Songbird Park (October 2019)

A new neighborhood park, Songbird Park, finished construction in late 2019 in the Cedar Lane addition. This new park includes a shaded playground structure, synthetic turf, walking trails, 49 new trees, gazebo, basketball court, practice soccer area, and park furniture.

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Adult Wellness and Education Center (November 2023)

Healthy Living Norman uses a six-dimensional model of wellness that includes emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and occupational factors. The goal of the wellness center is to embody and provide programs under one roof to improve the quality of life for adults 50 and above in the Norman community. The 32,000-square-foot facility serves as a hub of wellness activities. 


The design for the Adult Wellness Education Center is complete, led by consultants from FSB. Numerous workshops, meetings, and Ad Hoc Committee meetings were held, and a survey was done to collect input from residents. All of these were considered before finalizing a design and breaking ground. The total approved project budget for the Adult Wellness Education Center is $12.4 million. The world-class amenities include a walking track, warm saltwater pool, multi-purpose rooms for classes and exercise, multiple classrooms for art, a strength training area, and a teaching kitchen, all housed in a facility over 30,000 square feet.


A few of the programs include private training, group exercise classes, pickleball, drawing and painting, hand-built pottery, glazing pre-fired pottery, mixed media, floral design, healthy cooking classes from beginner to advanced, and more. In addition to programs, there are events, such as movie nights, festivals, and seminars.


Healthy Living & Fitness, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and operates independently. They are led by a diverse Board of Directors bringing expertise from various sectors in the community. After interviews with multiple candidates, Healthy Living OKC was selected to manage the new wellness facility because of their experience and past success.


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