New adult and youth sports programming in the new Lower Park section scheduled to open in September.
Scissortail Park and YMCA of Greater OKC have partnered together to offer new adult and youth sports programming in the Park’s newly built southern section scheduled to open on September 23, 2022. Scissortail Sports by the YMCA will begin the week of October 3, 2022.
For the fall season, the Scissortail Park branch will offer Youth Flag Football, Youth Soccer, Adult Grass Volleyball, and Adult Flag Football. Fall sports are currently enrolling now through October 3. Youth Flag Football and Soccer will begin practices on October 4 and 6 with games beginning Saturday, October 8. Adult Flag Football and Grass Volleyball will begin games on October 10 and 12. The fall season will run for six weeks.
Mike Roark, YMCA of Greater OKC Vice President and COO says “Creating a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and Scissortail Park is only making our city stronger. Sports offer a foundation of skills to help build a happier and healthier community, and we are excited to be a part of activating people in the amazing new addition of Scissortail Park.”
Scissortail Park Director of Events Kimberly Gamalski, YMCA of Greater OKC District Executive Director Sarah Robinson-Holmes, YMCA of Greater OKC Sports Director DaMone Redd Sr., Scissortail Park Foundation CEO Maureen Heffernan, YMCA of Greater OKC President & CEO Kelly Kay, Scissortail Park Sports & Recreation Manager Corina Rangel, YMCA of Greater OKC Vice President & COO Mike Roark.
Kelly Kay, YMCA of Greater OKC President and CEO says ”We are excited to partner with Scissortail Park to provide our urban core an opportunity for youth and adult sports in the beautiful new addition to the park. Getting outside and connected to each other again is of utmost importance, this partnership with Scissortail Park will enable us to improve access to our many sports programs and better serve the community, which is core of the Y’s mission. We are so grateful to the leadership of Scissortail Park in their ongoing efforts to help strengthen our community, and we are excited to see this partnership grow.”
“Our collaboration with YMCA of Greater OKC is exactly what we hoped for when working to develop the southern section of Scissortail Park,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO of Myriad Gardens Foundation and Scissortail Park Foundation. “Our new space featuring a soccer field, practice field, futsal court, two basketball courts, and four pickleball courts is the perfect place to establish a YMCA branch. Supporting wellness and exercise through sports aligns with our values and vision, making Scissortail Park a place for everyone. We look forward to a long partnership offering YMCA sports throughout the year at Scissortail Park.”