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Woodward’s new state of the art Conference Center delivers a big city atmosphere in a small, friendly community. Visitors to the Conference Center will be greeted at the door with a smile and a friendly “hello.”
The new facility features over 29,000 square feet, accommodating approximately 650 people in a round table event as well as an impressive 1,200 in a lecture type seating. There is enough space to allow approximately 110 vendors to setup booths for display. The Conference Center’s main hall can be divided into 3 smaller rooms that are each equipped with a projector to show presentations on. In addition to the main hall, there are 3 training rooms that will hold an additional 75 people.
Located directly across the street from the Conference Center is the beautiful Experiment Lake and park that visitors can view as they gaze through the center’s wall of glass windows or by walking out onto the center’s patio area. The center also features modern facilities such as restrooms and kitchen. The Woodward Conference Center will serve as a hub for multi-purpose conferences and an education facility.
The Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as the primary tourism resource for Northwest Oklahoma, but the friendly staff at the CVB is also dedicated to providing excellent service for groups wishing to meet in Woodward. The CVB staff will assist in customizing your meeting arrangements based on the groups need including lodging, event venues, dining, catering, entertainment and local attractions in Northwest Oklahoma. The staff will also provide “spouse programs” for additional guests not formally involved in your meeting.
Just north of Woodward wind turbines line the horizon and many more wind farms are under construction in the area due to the area’s prime conditions to produce wind energy. OG&E’s OU Spirit Wind Farm is under construction south of Woodward and will be the largest wind farm in Oklahoma upon its completion.
The partnership between OG&E and the University of Oklahoma will meet all of the University’s energy needs and is one of the largest renewable energy agreements by a public university in the nation. Completion is set for December 2009. Six miles south of Woodward on County Road N-S 198th.
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Downtown Woodward features one of Oklahoma’s premiere performing arts centers. Once a movie theater, the Woodward Arts Theatre now hosts community plays as well as arts camps and special performers brought in from around the globe.
The building was purchased 25 years ago, and turned into a performance based theater. The theater is operated by the Woodward Arts and Theatre Council, whose mission is to provide a variety of cultural experiences to the area. In addition to a summer arts camp, productions are staged each year by the Woodward Lite Opera, On Stage Woodward and the Missoula Children’s Theater.
Next door is the Josie Adams Cultural Center, a popular event venue throughout the year.
Woodward Arts Theatre
818 Main Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: (580) 256-7120
Fax: (580) 256-7121
Woodward Main Street became a Main Street Program in 1990 through the State of Oklahoma Main Street Program.Main Street has a Four Point approach towards keeping Main Streets vital and active. Economic Restructuring is Revitalization of buildings, not only with inside and outside facades, but finding new uses for buildings and property.
Organization is keeping funds generated to operate the program, having membership drives and recruitment for volunteers.
Design is to keep Main Street in tip top shape in appearance from signs, sidewalks, street lights, window displays, parking and landscaping.
Promotions keep events happening on Main Street whether retail, festivals, or other activities.
All four points are very strong in Woodward in keeping our Main Street alive and active. Woodward Main Street office was housed in City Hall from 1990 to 2011 but in 2011 the Board of Main Street stepped outside of the usual and housed their office in a Historic Gas Station at 11th and Main. Having the office located on Main Street the merchants and citizens can stop by this office for information at anytime.
The Main Street Executive Director is at the office to assist in bringing new businesses to Main Street or helping a business relocate to Main Street. The Director helps established businesses with keeping up with any needs that they might need, such as financial advice, hiring help, promoting their business, window displays, inventory or running the cash register.
Woodward Main Street Program is in the top 10 programs in the State of Oklahoma and has received many awards over the years.Woodward Main Street is the heart and soul of Woodward, Oklahoma.