Master plan approved for Broken Arrow Rose Garden


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Broken Arrow City Council has approved a master plan for the construction of a rose garden at Central Park in the southern half of the Rose District.

Broken Arrow residents in 2018 approved $500,000 in bond funds for an unnamed project that included a new rose garden at Central Park on S. Main Street.

The project is being developed in conjunction with the Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful organization, which reviewed the plan and provided recommendations. The rose garden is to be located west of the Central Park Community Center on the far western edge of the property.

Phase one of project will include an entryway plaza with a pergola, a walkthrough gate with a water feature and four large gardens. Each garden is expected to have a different theme and there will be walking trails between them.

The first phase was scaled back to match available bond funds, but there is room for future expansion, said Charlie Bright, Special Projects Division manager for the city.

The City Council voted last fall to award a consultant agreement with R. L. Shears Co. to prepare a conceptual design and master plan for the new park.

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful is expected to move forward with a fundraising campaign to help complete future expansion of the park.

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Broken Arrow through year-round programs and activities that inspire and educate the young and old alike.

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