But then Jason & Kayla Shipman came along as a saving grace. Purchasing the property in 2019 for $1.7 million dollars in hopes of making the 525 acres their dream property. With a vision for a new multi-use event center and a significant remodel of the Amphitheater and Picnic Pavilion, construction on the property started in late 2020. Some of the older buildings such as the gift shop, BBQ pit and costume house were too far gone to salvage. The Event Center sits where the “Indian Trading Post” once stood and is a beautiful testament to the hard work and dedication that has gone into making this a place for Oklahoma families to continue to enjoy once again. The Picnic Pavillion still stands and is in the process of having a pond with a built-in water feature beside it to not only give a stunning view but create a perfect background for photos to capture these lifelong memories. The Amphitheater, the heart of Discoveryland, was stripped to the bare bones and looked quite dull for some time with its lack of glam. Now, it’s as if it was built brand new, the front face of what was previously the lighting and sound booth was given an update with light rock and new windows. The booth will now serve as an open bar for guests. Other updates made to the amphitheater were rock benches put in, new concrete staining, rails along the ends, new concrete terraces to allow for seating, a new stage, and a new long-lasting roof.
We are so excited for the grand debut of the Discoveryland Ranch in May of 2022 and to watch this land receive even more love from the community. To follow along with their updates Click Here to follow them on Facebook or Click Hereto check out their brand new website!
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