Enhanced COVID-19 protocols including masks required

Scissortail Park will host its second Night Market event Friday, August 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. After working closely with the OKC-County Health Department and City of Oklahoma City, a new market layout has been approved to ensure proper spacing and COVID-19 protocols.

Vendors will be set up along the Promenade and across the entire Love’s Travel Stops Great Lawn to provide additional space for people to appropriately social distance. Masks will also be required in the shopping areas, inside the mobile boutiques, in bar service lines, and in the food truck lines. Shoppers are asked to please observe the 6-foot social distance recommendations and bring their own masks to wear while participating. 

“At Scissortail Park, we strive to offer our community safe, quality programming and events,” said Maureen Heffernan, Scissortail Park CEO. “The Night Market was created to support local small businesses in an outdoor environment offering ample space to spread out and social distance. In order to continue to provide these types of programs at Scissortail Park, we are asking the community to assist us by adhering to the established guidelines.”

This month’s Night Market will also debut Downtown Starlight, a mobile light and sound experience from Factory Obscura. As the sun sets, Downtown Starlight will begin to shine, along with an original soundtrack, surrounded by illuminated performers at Scissortail Park. This project is made possible by a micro-grant from Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership and Urban Land Institute Oklahoma. Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives has funded nearly $40,000 in micro-grants to help fund individuals or organizations with project plans to lift the spirits of the community through place making and public art, and to drive support of downtown districts and businesses.

The new Scissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City. This public space is part of the MAPS 3 program that envisions a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future. Every detail is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration and inspiration.

Scissortail Park features a variety of engaging experiences within 70 urban acres ranging from ornamental gardens and woodlands, to a lake and boathouse, children’s playground, grand promenade, water features, outdoor roller rink, an enclosed dog park, interactive fountain and much more.

Designed by one of the foremost landscape architecture planning firms in the world, Hargreaves Associates, the Park is also a horticultural tapestry of native prairie grasses, lush flower gardens and tree-lined walkways. Together we have created something spectacular. For everyone.