“Slide the City” will cover Tulsa’s city streets with a 1,000-foot water slide on Aug. 29. The special event, held at 1500 S. Main St., will include live music, food and drinks. Special merchandise will be available for purchase as well.
“‘Slide the City’ started as a fun way for people to get out in the summer,” said Chris Conran, Slide City event planner. “They can expect the most fun they’ve ever had on a hot summer day.”
Participants can choose from three different sliding experiences: the single slider, the triples slider and the two-hour unlimited pass. The single slider allows one slide anytime during the day, the triple slider allows three slides and the two-hour unlimited pass grants full access to the slide between the hours of 9-11 a.m.
Ticket prices range from $20-$60, but tickets bought the day before and the day of the event will be higher.
Those who are over the age of five and at least 46-inches tall can participate. Parents will have to sign for those under 18. Participants can wear whatever they choose except for jeans and clothing with rivets.
Each “Slide the City” event partners with a local charity. Tulsa’s “Slide the City” will be partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“I got online and contacted them. I introduced myself and asked if we could be considered for a charity to partner with,” said Tracy Shriver, the association’s fundraising coordinator.
“Slide the City” will be donating a small portion of the funds.
“Proceeds are not much but the main thing is awareness, having support and doing something fun for the community,” said Shriver.