The Midland Valley Trail is closed from the east end of the railroad bridge over Riverside Drive to where the Blair north property line would cross the trail. The trail closure will be in effect until Phase I of the Gathering Place opens in 2017. The west bank trail will close from Southwest Boulevard to the River West Festival Park beginning in November for trail renovations.
Tulsans on Saturday got to do something they had never done before – play on their city’s front lawn. The Blair Mansion property on Riverside Drive — long a privately owned Tulsa jewel — officially opened to the public for a four-hour groundbreaking celebration of the park that will be built there.