In November, I noted the very cool Kevin Durant Nike commercial that showed off outdoor basketball courts around Oklahoma City. I also made the following comment:
This whole commercial, however, makes me think back to a post I wrote earlier this year on the lack of any public courts downtown – and how relatively inexpensive additions like this could really add to the quality of life in our urban core. Maybe now that he’s getting set to be paid again ole’ KD could team up with the team and make that happen?
Indeed, it was not the first time I had written about such a possibility. But the November post was the first one to get the attention of Jane Jenkins, president of Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. She contacted me soon after that post and promised she would take me up on the challenge. And guess what? On next week’s Downtown Design Review agenda, her organization has an application to create a real urban basketball court on the parking lot at Hudson and Reno, across from the Myriad Gardens.
Yes, today may very well be one of those days where I’m very, very much sitting back and admiring the crew at Downtown OKC Inc. This is very, very cool.
Read the application here basketball court application