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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 we’re 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 O’Neill 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.

“We’ve been looking for a couple of years what a good location would be here,” O’Neill told “Now we’ve partnered with the Dodgers and put it on the plaza, which is a space that is very active for games or when there’s 5Ks or runs, but it stays empty during normal weeks when there’s not events going on.”

Yay, America!

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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