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Gathering Place, Tulsa

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A transformation along Tulsa’s riverfront is underway as nearly 100 acres are being turned into a world-class centralized park for Tulsa, Oklahoma— A Gathering Place for Tulsa. George Kaiser Family Foundation is leading the effort and is collaborating with NYC-based renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to design the unique park.

The result of a $350 million public-private partnership, the park has been named the largest gift to a public park in U.S. history. Working with numerous corporate and community philanthropists, GKFF gifted ownership of the $350 million park to the Tulsa River Parks Authority.

A Gathering Place for Tulsa will include experiences for all ages. The park includes several amenities like a five-acre Adventure Playground to Mist Mountain, sport courts, bike and skate parks, natural trails, a boathouse and large lawns for concerts. Providing park goers space to play, relax and gather for community events, A Gathering Place for Tulsa is estimated to attract more than one million visitors annually.

Construction began in September 2014, and the 66.5-acre phase I is expected to be completed in late 2017.
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  • The park is awesome with many different things for kids to enjoy that you don't see at other parks. Do not live in Tulsa, so do not plan on returning anytime soon, but would love to come back in the f...  more »
  • My fiance and I decided to stop by while in Tulsa and really enjoyed the park. The riverwalk was closed due to flooding. The park is fun and is beautiful to walk through. I'd say it's definitely geare...  more »
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  • Very expansive, beautifully maintained, imaginatively themed. The most impressive areas were the Adventure Playground and Peggy’s Pond. Good for big groups. However, I would only go to The Gathering Place if you have small children. There are very few adult activities other than viewing the landscape and getting adult beverages. Our party did enjoy taking paddle boats through Peggy’s Pond. Also, there are very few water fountains, so bring your own water. Not a lot of signage; it can be difficult to tell where you are, so be sure to grab a map or download the park’s app. But if you do happen to have small children, it’s a great place to let them run free and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Fantastic park for the entire family. Several eateries and many places to just sit back and relax. The variety of activities is phenomenal. Several locations for parking-- just in case you want to visit one portion of the park. Well planned out and easy access for those using scooters or wheel chairs or needing strollers usage. Just keep up those little ones.

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