Simmons Center celebrates park's grand opening

Simmons Center celebrates park's grand opening

DUNCAN, Okla._Hundreds of Duncan residents came together during Tuesday's grand opening of Centennial Park.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, hot dogs, and other refreshments were all a part of the celebration. The 20-year-old park that lies between the Simmons Center and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center was re-built from the ground up, and now offers a new playground for kids to enjoy for years to come.

"We are very pleased how it turned out, there's kids out here every day," said Chuck Siess, Simmons Center chairman.

I think it's going to be here for a long time and we look forward to seeing many, many children here, and generations of kids to celebrate this park," said Rex Outhier, Simmons Center executive director.

The $85,000 overhaul was made possible through private donations. And while the park is open to the public, Simmons Center officials say they are still adding some equipment, along with a donor and history was recognizing the community's contributions.