The Oklahoma City Council approved Tuesday plans to demolish an abandoned city fire station at NW 10 and Quapah Avenue.
The city parks and recreation department recommended the action to improve the appearance of Meadowbrook Park, where the building now stands.
New playground equipment is planned for the park, along with a walking paths and new parking, Parks Director Wendel Whisenhunt said.
Neighborhood groups, who have planted several new trees at the park, also are planning to build a pavilion, he said, adding the park will quickly change and be upgraded.
“It will be a brand new entrance for the neighborhood,” Whisenhunt said.
It’s all needed. All that is there now are two metal swing sets, with a total of six swings — two for very young children and four more for others.
The fire station was decommissioned in 1980, when it was replaced by a new facility at 7929 SW 29. The fire and police departments had used the building for storage until this year. It would cost more to bring the building back up to code and make repairs than the building is worth, according to the report.
The Friends of NW 10th Street and the Classic Corbin Park Neighborhood Association requested the demolition.