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Park-goers experience Scissortail Park on Saturday

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The top of the hill was a popular destination for early-going park visitors.

As the sun crept over the downtown landscape, less than 12 hours after a raucous night in Scissortail Park featuring food, festivities and music, the morning crowd got its first look at what a normal day might look like in the newest city staple.

Drew and Angela Stussi pushed their one-year old son Levi to the top of the hill in the center of the park to get a 360 view of all the new offerings on the edge of downtown Oklahoma City.

The couple had just finished the St. Jude 5K race in the Myriad Gardens just a few blocks away and decided to go park hopping.

“Just getting a tour of the city,” Drew Stussi said. “Amazing to see all of what the city has to offer.”

Dozens already had made their way downtown by 10 a.m. on Saturday morning for the second day of the grand-opening of Scissortail Park.

Instructors taught classes of yoga and zoomba on the southeast lawn while parents and their children put the playground through its paces, including testing out the 3-story swirly slide, rock wall and jungle gym.

“Friday night was a little hectic having a small kid,” said Phil Wolfe, who came with his wife Mallory and daughter Lydia. “This is primetime for us.”

An estimated 24,000 people packed the park on Friday night for the ribbon cutting and concert featuring grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon.

But Saturday morning was a better idea of what to expect on a regular basis, says Scissortail Park chief operating officer, Christopher Bachmann.

“We just want people to come and see how the city park brings people together,” Bachmann said. ”We want people to come out here and make it work for all aspects.”

Cynthia Archibald and her labradoodle Austi plan on doing just that.

The two went on a run early to get in some exercise but followed that with a quick tour of the rest of the park.

“It’s beautiful and long overdue for the city to have a nice park like this,” Archibald said. “I anticipate us using it each week.”

Angela Stussi said the stay and play is exactly what her family had planned.

“Now that we are here, we are gonna stay and see everything,” she said. “We might just play all day.”

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<strong>People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</strong>

People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a57055bf130a1b566ba2001e90e16f8f.jpg" alt="Photo - People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title=" People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-68cfd80a276b4e15d9a4d6b709204a3e.jpg" alt="Photo - People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title=" People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a23bf6afda906cc4643b59a070d0ed86.jpg" alt="Photo - Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-98327e77e6a45af3945fb78ad69da153.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. 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[Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d19a87c1dbcdb793e68a299ba3efa38.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4ef0370bba27af9f23376fc26a241d40.jpg" alt="Photo - Sound check. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Sound check. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Sound check. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-535f00d46b1124308b6c26fc8804fbf3.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers remove plywood sheets that were set to protect the grass during set up of the sound booth. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Workers remove plywood sheets that were set to protect the grass during set up of the sound booth. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Workers remove plywood sheets that were set to protect the grass during set up of the sound booth. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a03cd01046e3f7e61f24a1a897ff27a8.jpg" alt="Photo - Metal detectors set up with barricades. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Metal detectors set up with barricades. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Metal detectors set up with barricades. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2767d997ffb9a4baa346252d23719a5f.jpg" alt="Photo - Setting up the metal detectors. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Setting up the metal detectors. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Setting up the metal detectors. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1da68e7872258a37353a4a940dae06b8.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5171c30df28030f8e5186a9529d5a9f7.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-42521c2957b70128e0291d468ce67ef8.jpg" alt="Photo - Plywood set up for murals. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Plywood set up for murals. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Plywood set up for murals. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f71a9e677873b11fd92b546624758cd0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt walks through Scissortail Park to meet the media. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title=" Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt walks through Scissortail Park to meet the media. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt walks through Scissortail Park to meet the media. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c14b1b6e6cb16dd77124bbd410d9d405.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b4040133748f1322276c58c64dd6c05a.jpg" alt="Photo - Rental boats are docked and ready. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Rental boats are docked and ready. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rental boats are docked and ready. Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cd7adf71ebf01ee3e3f6e17f20002640.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-579c2ccdbbf6fbf6321003edcf654114.jpg" alt="Photo - Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] " title="Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Preparations are wrapping up for the opening night Kings of Leon concert to kick off the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park Thursday, September 26, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-88156e9092c8a4b3c013ec05180ec3ce.jpg" alt="Photo - Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b68a8e48d3c85a593c5ada315a241f86.jpg" alt="Photo - The view from the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="The view from the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The view from the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f66545603f18a24856f643ac1b2c6a35.jpg" alt="Photo - People wait on the hill for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People wait on the hill for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People wait on the hill for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-610f54418acb9d5fad2d1aa6d2470390.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, middle, starts the countdown for the ribbon cutting next to Former Mayor Mick Cornett, left of Holt, and other dignitaries during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, middle, starts the countdown for the ribbon cutting next to Former Mayor Mick Cornett, left of Holt, and other dignitaries during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, middle, starts the countdown for the ribbon cutting next to Former Mayor Mick Cornett, left of Holt, and other dignitaries during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-75f53ced0b00ffd13d7f9b9f946c1c87.jpg" alt="Photo - Children play in the fountains during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Children play in the fountains during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Children play in the fountains during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d7a818268f43e5e98fcf65d7b2d33f6.jpg" alt="Photo - People near the stage wait for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People near the stage wait for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People near the stage wait for the concert to start during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d0c0bd405f8b953bceaf9033cf83a2e.jpg" alt="Photo - People in the crowd raise their arms as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People in the crowd raise their arms as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People in the crowd raise their arms as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b56eb3db51634d428529c1a0b25a2564.jpg" alt="Photo - Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb54fa6d21de23abadfd00aff56b2a7d.jpg" alt="Photo - People watch the concert from the hill during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People watch the concert from the hill during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People watch the concert from the hill during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-445457cbabe21c4eed86a548bb6eb184.jpg" alt="Photo - People enter the park before the concert during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People enter the park before the concert during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People enter the park before the concert during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f93d81582eb9374dee92d63ee4633e46.jpg" alt="Photo - Republican Hair's Luke Dick takes the stage during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Republican Hair's Luke Dick takes the stage during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Republican Hair's Luke Dick takes the stage during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c324137c1b97e44c0b834a8b6f5d7370.jpg" alt="Photo - People on the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People on the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People on the hill as Republican Hair performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f2d88bc97f3700ab6481b3ab314fbf8a.jpg" alt="Photo - Republican Hair's Luke Dick perfoms during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Republican Hair's Luke Dick perfoms during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Republican Hair's Luke Dick perfoms during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bf77094ace44d41fad762116a81b4a01.jpg" alt="Photo - Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-363b3677af5a327ba37adfe051c7a0cf.jpg" alt="Photo - A child sits on an adult's shoulders while watching Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="A child sits on an adult's shoulders while watching Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A child sits on an adult's shoulders while watching Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0615c7afdab5e9942045b44d8bbf688.jpg" alt="Photo - Broncho performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Broncho performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Broncho performs during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-09ac5ed2ce338ccb6a2071436d23b00b.jpg" alt="Photo - Ryan Lindsey and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Ryan Lindsey and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Ryan Lindsey and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe16760d231443e085c0945aaf0c91bd.jpg" alt="Photo - Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9c2f45cb6b1cbea55dbad69287507a65.jpg" alt="Photo - Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3e87d79d1e59a577b6a7356f119597c3.jpg" alt="Photo - A view from the hill as Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="A view from the hill as Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A view from the hill as Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-55438d3a7e65e9ea465cdc07cfb498e5.jpg" alt="Photo - Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Caleb Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8f54afb1521dc53115a5ecb98ab4c724.jpg" alt="Photo - Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Matthew Followill and Kings of Leon perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d23643227ba2eefdc3c998dc5d6f9356.jpg" alt="Photo - Penny Pitchlynn and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Penny Pitchlynn and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Penny Pitchlynn and Broncho perform during the grand opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e359754be3fe26a94874d7b483d5c70d.jpg" alt="Photo - Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison waves while visiting the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison waves while visiting the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison waves while visiting the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bdc4aa6c3164bf44c197c51da3686dd5.jpg" alt="Photo - People paint a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People paint a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People paint a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c1385fca92e77d85756fee6ac0634584.jpg" alt="Photo - People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People walk through the park with the Skydance bridge in the background during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-078cd3a2da04085bd900637e76b28c22.jpg" alt="Photo - Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Chelsea Ryan with Inspyral Circus performs in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-28b8805119ce262bf21781225084760d.jpg" alt="Photo - People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>People in a paddleboat take a selfie while on the lake during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b996e199550c3c4a8aa0f4f3feeb0167.jpg" alt="Photo - Performers from Inspyral Circus walk through the park during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Performers from Inspyral Circus walk through the park during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Performers from Inspyral Circus walk through the park during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-691164ab03c0abb22f9cc2ca1099391a.jpg" alt="Photo - Marissa Noland paints part of a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Marissa Noland paints part of a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Marissa Noland paints part of a community mural during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d14aa53c70827eabf0be6dca2571de4.jpg" alt="Photo - Sophia Massad performs during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Sophia Massad performs during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Sophia Massad performs during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d1cb3b440e9e1eebbef549f92841e08f.jpg" alt="Photo - Ruby Ramirez, 4, plays in the sand in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Ruby Ramirez, 4, plays in the sand in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Ruby Ramirez, 4, plays in the sand in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8cf8e8904141aad4d8551023b23205cf.jpg" alt="Photo - Colorful chairs near food trucks parked along S. Robinson Ave. during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Colorful chairs near food trucks parked along S. Robinson Ave. during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Colorful chairs near food trucks parked along S. Robinson Ave. during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fdd2661f4552113cbe7e8c12cf33197b.jpg" alt="Photo - Cason Young, 4, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Cason Young, 4, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Cason Young, 4, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ef8f0666c11ef63fb07185f1bfceda8e.jpg" alt="Photo - Bryce Rainwater, 11, rides a unicycle in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Bryce Rainwater, 11, rides a unicycle in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Bryce Rainwater, 11, rides a unicycle in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-479e0bb2c4cf11d8b4dde96a51c1cc22.jpg" alt="Photo - Ira Cunanan, 6, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Ira Cunanan, 6, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Ira Cunanan, 6, plays in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0a408aee853e1e9fce53b03839e63fa9.jpg" alt="Photo - The Thunder Drummers perform in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="The Thunder Drummers perform in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The Thunder Drummers perform in the children's playground during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp is a news and health reporter for The Oklahoman. He grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Read more ›

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