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2003 - Community Effort Award - Population 10,000-25,000 - City of Guymon

Visitors arriving in Guymon on five different highways now are treated to a sight that is as abundant in history as it is in beauty, thanks to people who saw a barren triangle of land, envisioned a park, and then involved the whole community to make it a reality.

Designed to commemorate Guymon's 100th anniversary, Centennial Park is the result of $180,000 of donated cash and materials, and thousands of hours of labor that ended up involving most of the community. Bedecked with flags, a pedestal clock, a pumpjack, a bandstand and other objects, it is as much a march through Guymon's history as it is a focal point for peace and beauty.

The judges hail the project as a wonderful way to celebrate a community's history. We praise Guymon's Centennial Park for being a beautiful crossroads of pride and good news for Oklahoma.