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A gathering place for Tulsa

The George Kaiser Family Foundation launched A Gathering Place for Tulsa on June 18 of last year. The foundation plans to construct the nearly 100-acre park along Riverside between 26th and 33rd Street.

The plans are in motion with help from the public and other investors. The park’s groundbreaking ceremony is set to take place on Sept. 20.

The park will hold several attractions including Mist Mountain, a 5-acre Adventure Playground, a lodge, Sky Garden and a skate bowl. It will also include acres of lawn for relaxation.

These attractions encompass Blaire Pond and the Wetland Garden, making water activities easily accessible for visitors.

According to the park’s website, the foundation hopes to add to the Tulsa experience for visitors and residents and “enhance the River Parks system while preserving the area’s natural ambience and integrate the new space into the greater River Parks area.”

The first phase of the project is to be completed in 2017. The Manhattan Construction Company has been chosen to construct this $400 million feat. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit

The public is welcome at the groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 20.

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