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Discussions Continue for Future of Tulsa Area Parks, Rec Centers

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City officials discussed the future of another Tulsa park during a meeting Tuesday morning.

Members of the Tulsa Park and Recreation Board gathered for their regularly scheduled meeting in midtown Tulsa Tuesday. Among the topics of discussion listed on the agenda was the "possible action on disposal of one or more park properties."

KTUL attended the meeting and learned the future of Henthorne Park located near 51st and Peoria is being discussed. It is home to the Henthorne Performing Arts Center that also houses the previously shutdown Heller and Clark Theatres.

City leaders have proposed selling the building to an outside group or organization. If the sale were to go through, the theater programs would be moved elsewhere in Tulsa.

Officials also discussed Ben Hill and Chamberlain Park during the meeting at the Tulsa Garden Center. A public-private partnership is a possibility for Chamberlain park, which could bring sports programs but take away the open door for the neighborhood.

Parks officials are taking proposals for the future of the Ben Hill Community Center and Park. City Councilor Jack Henderson previously told KTUL that he will seek legal advice and consider legal action if the city tries to tear down Ben Hill and Springdale Park.


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