Oklahoma News
10:33 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Energy Giant's Gift To Help Tornado-Damaged City Park In Moore

Devon Energy announced a $200,000 gift Tuesday to help the City of Moore rebuild the Little River Park that was damaged by the May 20, 2013 tornado.

Reconstruction of the park along Southwest Fourth Street just west of Telephone Road will also be funded by the PATH 2022 master plan's dedicated sales tax.

The city said in a press release the plans also call for a memorial plaza at the point where the May 20 tornado went through the park.

“Many of our employees, families and friends were affected by these storms,” Devon executive vice president Alan Marcum said in a statement. “The people of Moore know exactly what it means to step up and help each other. In this case, Devon is simply following their example.”

The rebuilt 52-acre park will have new restrooms, wider trails, and expanded parking. The neighborhoods that surround the park will also have better access.

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