“Horizons Park” a hoax, city officials say

“Horizons Park” a hoax, city officials say

A video making its rounds on social media this week hinting at the idea of an amusement park in Jenks is false, City of Jenks officials confirmed.

A video was posted to YouTube Dec. 15 by the user “Vicious J3rms” that began by showing vintage videos of Bells Amusement Park, which has been closed for 13 years, then gesturing that a new park would take its place in Jenks named “Horizons Park.” The City of Jenks has confirmed with the Jenks Tribune these renderings are false.

“The City of Jenks has not been made aware of any plans to build an amusement park within the city of Jenks,” city manager Chris Shrout said. “If they did have those plans, they would have to go through permitting processes which would all be public, all would be subject to going through the planning commission, go through the city council and everyone would know what the plans are. Similar to the Simon Premium process. Everything would be public, you would see all the plans but as of now we have no plans.

“No one has applied for anything, no one has come to us with plans to build an amusement park. The best we can gather is that someone made this video for fun.”

Bells Amusement Park announced in September they would be rebuilding and reopening the park “soon,” however, this park is not affiliated with Bell’s.  

Shrout added that Jenks would welcome a park, but that this video is a hoax.

“We would welcome an amusement park to Jenks but as of now, those aren’t in the plans,” he said.

View the video here:

Hayden Tucker

Hayden Tucker is the Sports Editor and Director of Media for the Jenks Tribune. He has three years of experience in newspaper journalism before joining the Tribune. Tucker was born in McAlester, then moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2010 where he lived for nine years prior to moving to Jenks.

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