When complete, the lots will be converted into a green space with two pavilions, picnic tables, stationary grills and a playground.

QUAPAW- A skid loader operator worked to smooth out the dirt at the new Quapaw Park location off Route 66 Thursday. The Quapaw Services Authority (QSA) and the Quapaw Maintenance Department have been doing the construction for the project, which began in November.

The Quapaw Tribe was awarded $74,582 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant through the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department to build the park. The roadside park is being built on two lots on the northwest corner of Main and 4th Street in Quapaw.

When complete, the lots will be converted into a green space with two pavilions, picnic tables, stationary grills and a playground.