American Heritage Bank and Sapulpa Main Street developed the project. The playground architect was Leathers and Associates of Ithaca, New York with the design being created by Sapulpa area elementary school children.
The project had 1700 volunteers. In just nine days, volunteers painted 1200 tiles, gathered over 1000 borrowed tools, hammered 1,345 lbs. of nails, cut 6,965 pieces of lumber, painted and soaped 123,222 screws, and spread 160,000 lbs. of rubber safety surfacing materials.
The entire town was involved and there were jobs for young and old. Over 14,000 volunteer hours were logged during the 9-day building project.
Total cost of the project was $284,125. Ninety percent of the funds came from American Heritage Bank and the remaining 10% came from tile sales, the Tulsa Sapulpa Union Railway, and the H.U. & Eva Maud Bartlett Foundation. All the money was spent on materials, design fees, and preparation of the site.
The project began in June of 2004 and was completed in December of 2005.
Heritage Park was built as a “Thank You” to the citizens of Sapulpa from American Heritage Bank for their 100th Birthday.