Johnstone Pavilion Phase 3 half finished

Phase 3 of the Johnstone Pavilion project hit the half-way mark recently, Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said this week.

“The Johnstone Pavilion Phase 3 project is currently about 50 percent complete,” Siemers said.

“The perimeter 10-foot wide sidewalk has been installed along the north and east sides of the project, with additional sidewalk remaining to be installed on the south side along Hensley.”

Siemers said the foundations have been poured for the decorative light poles that will be located inside the 60×90-foot brick-paved plaza area, just south of the pavilion, and also along the brick paved connection between the plaza and the sidewalk along Hensley.

“The plaza area has been graded and base materials installed along with a perimeter concrete border to provide a secure edge for the brick pavers,” Siemers said.

He said site grading is almost complete on the east side and sod installation has begun.

“In the next couple of weeks, work should begin for installation of the brick-paved plaza and sidewalk along the south side of the site,” he said.

Work on Phase 3 of the multi-phase project began in June, and is expected to conclude late summer or early fall.

“With an official start date of June 5 and 60 working days allocated for the project, construction is still anticipated to be completed near the end of August or first part of September, assuming good weather conditions,” Siemers said.

The pavilion is a 6,000-square-foot, open-sided facility located at the entrance of Johnstone Park at Cherokee Avenue and Hensley Boulevard,  just south of Kiddie Park.

The pavilion is available for rental and community events. Call 918-338-4226 to inquire about availability and/or reservation. Payment must be made before the facility can be reserved.

The project is funded through the Community Development Block Grant-Small Cities Set Aside program with matching funds from the City’s half-cent Capital Improvement Projects tax.

Photos
Top: KSL Dirt Works crews are constructing a 10-foot-wide perimeter sidewalk along the south end of the project. The sidewalk will also encompass the north and east sides of the pavilion.
Above, right: PSO-AEP crews work to relocate electrical lines south of the Johnstone Pavilion.
Right: A brick-paved plaza is under construction on the south side of the pavilion.