Big things are happening in Moore.
Recently, locals, Moore Parks and Recreation and the City of Moore have teamed up to facilitate Central Park, the City of Moore’s premier community recreation area. This space includes The Station at Central Park, a state-of-the-art recreation and aquatic center and an amphitheater. Moreover, Central Park provides a host of activities and programs for all ages and interests. Since the summer months have arrived, it only seemed fitting to sit down with Kaylin Hill, Front Desk Specialist at the Station and pick her brain about the ins and outs of Central Park.
Linked Moore West: Tell us about your title and responsibilities.
Kaylin Hill: I am the Front Desk Specialist at the Station. I am one of two supervisors over the Front Desk where locals are able to approach or call for any questions (405-793-5090) about our facility here at Central Park. We can help explain the classes and programs that we offer and help you get signed up, and we are able to give out information about any of the other parks and upcoming projects around the city. The Front Desk staff can help you sign up for passes to The Station, rent out spaces in our facility for events, as well as help you book a pavilion at any of our parks.
LMW: How do you think the Station and Central Park benefit locals?
KH: I believe the opening of the Station has already shown a large benefit to our community. It offers kids a place to hang out after school and families to come together to enjoy in the evenings and on the weekends. It promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering a fitness/workout center for our pass holders and promotes family time by offering family fun events to participate in. The community as a whole chose to raise their own taxes in order to build this facility, and we love how happy they are when they come in to see how awesome this finished facility is!
LMW: What are ways locals can enjoy all this new addition has to offer?
KH: This new addition to the city has so many things to offer! Outdoors, we have a playground in which we have built surrounding a train theme that is actually fully wheelchair accessible for disabled children. We have a 1.7 mile 8-foot wide multipurpose track for walking, running, biking, roller skating, skateboarding, etc. We have an outdoor amphitheater that can hold up to 300 people which we have planned our Movie in the Park events as well as a summer concert series. Next to the amphitheater, we have our multipurpose pavilion where we house our weekly Farmer’s Markets on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Indoors, we have large spaces available for rent. Whether it’s a work conference, family reunion, birthday party, baby shower or wedding reception-we can accommodate up to 150 people at once in our meeting rooms. We also have an activity room that is available to rent out for children’s birthday parties. We have a large gym indoors with 2 full size basketball courts and a fitness center upstairs with an indoor elevated walking track, cycling studio and group exercise room. Also present is a child watch room for children ages six months to six years to enjoy allowing their parents get an evening workout in.
The outdoor aquatic center—which will be opening early summer—has a kiddie pool, an Olympic sized lap pool with two diving boards, log roll and family slide. We also have two 25-foot slides that empty into our 439-foot lazy river.
LMW: What new Moore addition are you most excited about?
KH: I think the new Moore addition that I am most excited about is our Food Truck Fridays! Starting May 20th to the end of September locals will be able to come up to the multipurpose pavilion here at the Station every Friday from 11a.m.-2 p.m. to enjoy a lunch from one of five different food trucks. Food trucks have been an upcoming craze in Oklahoma for a couple years now, and we are excited to also offer this trend to our locals!