The Collinsville splash-pad and skate park are just two of the newer features in the Collinsville City Park located at South of Spring St and West of 15th St Collinsville, Oklahoma. It also offers new playground equipment new basketball courts,baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, covered picnic areas, and new bathrooms by the splash-pad.
As a resident of Collinsville since November 2006, it was nice to see my vote on April 7th,2009 as well as the majority of the other residents make a difference to improve the park. Voters approved a three-quarter cent sales tax, right in the middle of a recession, by a three to one margin. “We’re a small town of 5,000 people and to have an investment of over a million dollars in your park, it says a lot for our community,” said Mayor Stan Sallee, Collinsville.(Craig Day, The News On 6).
The city broke ground at the park in late February 2010 and the 1 million dollars in improvements were completed on July 9, 2010. The park is less then a mile away from our home, we have utilized it since we moved in, but now much more. It still has many of the old trees that have been there for over a hundred years, which provides shade for an old fashion picnic. There are also some big hills in the park which adds challenge for anyone’s workout be it walking or riding a bike.The spray pad is a colored concrete paving with water jets arching out of the paving. Above, water pours or sprays out of features that look like flowers, buckets and directional spray jets. The playground has two different play equipment pieces for two age groups, 2-5 years and 6-12 years. There are also swings and an older teter-totter further down into the park. The skate board portion of it is very modern and one of the better designed skate parks I have seen. The skate park is a concrete pad with various banks and ramps to provide challenging skating events for the users(LPCI). Acquiring feedback from the local community on how they wanted to design the skate park local officials went with a known legend’s inspiration in the skateboard community a, “Tony Hawk designed skate park,” said Sallee.
The Collinsville City Park provides fun and activities at no cost for all ages. It is very easy to find and relatively close to most residents of Collinsville.