Place:Hall Park, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

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NameHall Park
TypeTown
Coordinates35.241°N 97.407°W
Located inCleveland, Oklahoma, United States
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Hall Park is a neighborhood in Norman, Oklahoma. It was originally a town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. It began in the 1960s and is named after the founder Ike Hall. At the time of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,088 prior to becoming part of the City of Norman.

Hall Park is notable for being established as Oklahoma's first "all-electric" town. Ronald Reagan, then a spokesman for General Electric, visited Hall Park upon its opening and was bestowed an honorary mayorship. Hall Park was unique in establishing common-area backyards, resulting in a lot of public space per square mile.

Financial and infrastructure troubles plagued Hall Park throughout its history. The arsenic groundwater regulations established in January 2001 resulted in Hall Park's only independent water sources being declared in violation of federal drinking water standards.

In 2005, Hall Park was annexed by Norman, and ceased to be a town, becoming instead a group of housing subdivisions. Ike Hall's daughter purchased the Hall Park water tower which now sits in her yard.

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