A celebration of culture: Site master planning will enable a successful cultural outreach.
FSB is in the process of creating a multi-phased master plan for Oklahoma’s Muscogee (Creek) Nation – a plan that will expand the tribe’s existing Claude Cox OmniPlex and transform the site into a showpiece that draws visitors year-round and highlights the tribe’s unique heritage and traditions.
The existing primary site, at the Nation’s headquarters in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, already contains a rodeo arena, sports fields, a fitness center and a small gift shop, and is home to an annual festival. Under the new master plan, which draws inspiration from the tribe’s own vision statement, the site will also become home to a small heritage center, an expo building complete with kitchen and built-in stage, additional softball fields and an outdoor oval track containing an interior recreational field. A special outdoor circular field is included, which will be dedicated to the annual Festival Stomp Dance. Additional site elements to be incorporated are a summer house/winter house, a new concert stage, offices for tourism and recreation staff, and designated space for vendor booths and carnival rides. Existing maintenance barns will be relocated to the back of the property.
A second phase of the plan will include design and construction of an Agriplex Expo Center at a more remote location away from tribal headquarters. The facility will be designed to accommodate everything from rodeos and animal-related shows and events to concerts, conventions, banquets and even wedding receptions.
A third and final phase will add a fishing pond and outdoor courts for basketball, volleyball, tennis, archery, paintball, laser tag and skating to the OmniPlex campus. Trails around the entire site will accommodate walkers, joggers, skaters and bicyclists.