Norman Forward Current Projects

Griffin Park

Original Vision Current Funding Improvements Pending 
  • Full-size indoor soccer facility
  • 14 new soccer fields
  • Level and grading of all fields
  • Site and field lighting for all fields
  • Additional parking, restrooms, concessions, and other site amenities
  • Support local leagues and host state and regional tournaments 
  • Regrading all fields
  • 14 new soccer fields
  • Additional parking
  • Additional restroom and site amenities
  • Full-size indoor soccer facility 
  • Expanded parking improvements
  • Additional field lighting

 

The Griffin Park project is not included on the GO Norman 2020 ballot, but $21.8 million would be available and added to the project budget from existing Norman FORWARD funds if Proposition 1 is approved. Griffin Park fields would be available for use for youth soccer programs.

Ruby Grant Park

The design for Ruby Grant Park is complete and construction began in late 2019. Phase I of Ruby Grant Park will include utility infrastructure improvements, signage, parking, walking and running trails, practice fields, park structure, pavilion, pedestrian lighting and an art installation.

Original Vision Current Funding Improvements Pending 
  • Parking facilities
  • Picnic pavilion and restroom facilities
  • Ruby Grant Memorial
  • Inclusive playground and exercise course
  • Dog park
  • Multi-purpose trails
  • Cross country track
  • Disc golf course
  • Practice fields
  • Crushed Granite Trails
  • Parking facilities
  • Picnic pavilion and restroom facilities
  • Ruby Grant Memorial
  • Inclusive playground and exercise course
  • Dog park
  • Multi-purpose trails
  • Cross country track
  • Disc golf course
  • Practice fields
  • Concrete paving @ multi-use trail (DG)
  • Park monument signage
  • Fencing at parking lots
  • Trail lighting
  • Tree planting, irrigation, and sodding at southwest facilities
  • Cross country and practice field sodding

Andrews Park

Construction continues on the Andrews Park Skate Park project. The project includes an enhanced skate park, shade for the amphitheater seating, upgrades to the splash pad, and additional trees. The new Blake Baldwin Skate Park will include a beginner/warm-up area, an expansive plaza area with multiple banks, grind ledges, stairs, rails, pads, and at least one drop-in bowl.

Rotary Park

We are working to coordinate the demolition of the old restroom at Rotary Park to make way for constructing a new building, per the contract awarded on Tuesday at the Council meeting. Cavins Construction will build the new building.

Neighborhood Parks

Sign Replacement

The final round of replacement park signs are ready for installation, and we will begin the work of removing the old signs and placing the new sign frames in the coming few weeks. The last signs will be installed at Russell Bates, Canadian Trails, Kiwanis, Lions, Vineyard, Sequoyah Tail, and Chisholm's Cattle Trail Parks as part of the overall neighborhood park improvement project.