College in the park

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- The Ardmore city council voted Monday night to go ahead and use the thirty acres on the southwest corner of Regional Park for the proposed university.

Officials say that's despite the fact the Park Authority asked for more time to look into the issue.

"What better investment can you make in your community than supporting education? Especially a campus that would mean so much to Ardmore….We must be ready to take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity," said Ardmore mayor Bob Geurin.

We asked you Monday what you thought, and here are the results.

Should the City of Ardmore re-zone the 30 acres of Regional Park in Ardmore for a future university, even without the Park Authority approval?

37% of you said ‘Yes’
63% of you said ‘No’

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  • by Bo Location: Lone Grove on Jul 18, 2007 at 01:41 PM
    Here's to you tristen from ardmore. i say yes yes yes yes. Because it is going to happen.
  • by Chris Location: ardmore on Jul 18, 2007 at 12:04 AM
    Education?? or more trail space?? enough said!i cant beleive that comment, and plus this would not be an on campus school, and 90 percent commuter so i think there wouldnt be roaming college kids skipping classes!
  • by tristen Location: ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 04:56 PM
    i say NO NO NO NO... I DONT WANT THEM TO DO THIS BECAUSE IF THE PARK WANTS TO ADD ON TO THE TRAIL THEY WONT GET TO.And plus if they do imagine how many college students will be roaming around and skip classes.Or they can even get somebodys child if there parents arent watchin them.SO I SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!
  • by charles Location: overbrook on Jul 17, 2007 at 04:24 PM
    yes they should. the only people voting now are the people from around sherman and denison texas, and also around durant oklahoma, because this university would take money away from their area. it is the best idea they have had in like forever. enough said.
  • by cwreed Location: Ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 04:16 PM
  • by jb Location: texas on Jul 17, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    You can see the attitude of the people of Ardmore toward education in the fact that they have voted down numerous bond elections that would have benefited the school system.
  • by chris Location: ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 01:10 PM
    i think so.. this town needs some sort of education fast.. Something for the people to have for the future.
  • by Bo Location: Lone Grove on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:55 PM
    Man you poeple that voted NO are real IDIOTS. This is a perfit thing for our young people and you old people said NO. So what we take away from a park. It is not we have a lack of park.
  • by peter Location: ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    its about ardmore, its about time
  • by Kevin Location: Ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 06:44 AM
    Ardmore is falling by the way-side. This town needs so much work and help its pathetic. A new movie theater, mall just to name a couple. Towns like Sherman just a bit bigger are booming and it makes me sick. Durant has had a huge growth in the last few years so why can't Ardmore? Its the old people all over town just like the one in your story last night, who was so upset about taking a pittly 30 acres from the parks. Wernley is just like half of Ardmore they don't want to see change or improvements to this town. I say thank you to the city council for finally stepping up and doing something for Ardmore. That park is over 1000 acres, this is just 3% of that park and not a big deal. We have a mall thats falling apart and a movie theater that keeps 2 month old movies going for 3 more months. Bring more to the area for Ardmore and its residents, not the people who won't use it but the people who will.
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