Red Andrews Park once consisted of a municipal gym, a play area and a large parking lot. A recent unveiling of the Midtown park showed a different, more vibrant and interesting space due to a successful public-private partnership.
The idea began several years ago when the city allocated funds to repair the Red Andrews Park parking lot and upgrade the park’s municipal gym. Residents and area businesses began working with the city of Oklahoma City to figure out a way to renew the park in a way that expanded its use and encouraged more people to interact with the space. The question was how to fund the renovations. The answer – a public-private partnership. The $1 million renovation was funded through bond funds, tax increment financing and private donations. Fitzsimmons Architects created the design.