Oklahomans already have over 55,000 miles of shoreline to enjoy, but this city is located in America, and as Americans, dang it, we deserve more!
And were getting more.
A new attraction, Bricktown Beach, opens later this month near Mickey Mantle Plaza at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Events, including a movie and a concert, already are scheduled for the plaza.
Bricktown district manager Mallory ONeill said although the beach will host events from time to time, the area is mainly for people to relax, hang out and soak in the sun. Admission is free.
Weve been looking for a couple of years what a good location would be here, ONeill told NewsOK.com. Now weve partnered with the Dodgers and put it on the plaza, which is a space that is very active for games or when theres 5Ks or runs, but it stays empty during normal weeks when theres not events going on.
The beach is organized by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc., the Oklahoma City Dodgers and J.E. Dunn Construction Group Inc. The Bricktown-based construction group designed the beach and is building it.
Planned events include a performance by New York band The Hollows 9 p.m. June 23 and a screening of Finding Nemo 9 p.m. July 14.
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