The Oklahoma City Council approved nearly $2 million for to rehab the Ed Lycan Conservatory at Will Rogers Park in northwest Oklahoma City.
The conservatory houses the largest cacti and succulent collection in Oklahoma. The conservatory was originally erected in Douglass Park in 1924 and relocated to its current location in the Will Rogers Gardens in 1936.
The rehab project will mainly be structure work, along with adding new heating, electrical services and rebuilding some of the plant display beds.
“With the conservatory being done at Will Rogers it just continues the rehabilitation of that park,” noted Ward 1 Councilman Gary Marrs.
Will Rogers Park is located at NW 36 and Grand Boulevard.