Miami, Okla. Council approves GMP for splash pad

Miami, Okla. Council approves GMP for splash pad
City of Miami, Okla.

The Miami, Oklahoma City Council approves Magnum Construction’s Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $509,797.50 to construct the splash pad. During the February 26th, 2019 council meeting, officials said that price was on par with what was expected.

The City of Miami Route 66 Splashpad is being built at 200 E. BJ Tunnell Blvd. That’s where the old Eagle Picher building stood before it was demolished. In 2017, crews removed chat from the site and in October of 2018, officials broke ground for the new splash pad.

According to the City’s information released on social media, “The splashpad play area is roughly 60′ from North to South, and 72′ wide at the North end and 42′ wide at the South end. The total area including the “dry zone” for the sidewalk (but not including the shade structure area) is 71′ from North to South by 84′ East to West.”

Officials applied for and received a 50/50 match federal grant for $291,825.

Landplan Consultants is the architect for the project with Magnum Construction as the contractor.

During the Tuesday night council meeting, officials said they are still hoping to open the splash pad in spring or early summer of 2019, weather pending.