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Midwest City opens new park

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Midwest City has a new park.

City officials last week announced that W.P. Bill Atkinson Park is now open to the public.

The park is located near the clock tower on Mid-America Blvd., just north of the Town Center Plaza.

W.P. Bill Atkinson Park will serve as a gathering place and connection between the Original Mile neighborhood with the commercial district. It includes performance and event space, splash pad, playground, dog park and more.

The park is linked to the nearby retail center by a paved pedestrian plaza that includes historical panels telling the story of Midwest City’s past.

On Thursday, a team from Midwest Public Works and The Crucible Bronze Foundry placed the statue of Midwest City Founder, W.P. Bill Atkinson, at the south entrance of the new park. The statue had most recently had a temporary home in Charles J. Johnson Park.

The park is part of a 2018 bond issue approved by voters.

A grand opening celebration will take place this spring.



  1. Thalia A Harjo on March 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Such a fun kid friendly place to take our littles!💗

  2. Kalyn on March 28, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    I was really excited about this park coming in so close! But it seems to be taking a down hill turn. There is liter every where and with little kids that’s hard to keep them out of. And I know it’s not the park responsibility but a lot of high schoolers using extremely inappropriate language. One of the gates has already been broken. And by a road that’s just not safe for little kids. It’s a place I want to keep going to but my kids might be too young for this park.

    • Thalia A Harjo on April 2, 2023 at 9:30 pm

      Can I get into to rent the event space?

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