A Gathering Place
Project DetailsA Gathering Place for Tulsa will transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River into a dynamic and active space. A Gathering Place for Tulsa will blend nature with an urban setting providing Tulsans and visitors more space to play, relax and gather together along the river. The park, centrally located, will include features such as a lodge, boathouse, nature walks, two land bridges connecting the two sides of river parks, sporting areas and a pond. Construction began in September 2014 and Phase I (66.5 acres) is scheduled to be complete in late 2017. The park will serve as a cornerstone for a vibrant community while improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in Tulsa. Renowned landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates designed the unique park. Estimated at about a $350 million project, A Gathering Place for Tulsa is the largest private gift to a public park in U.S. history. It is estimated that the park will attract one million visitors annually.