W!LD Turkey Fundraising Gala

A wild night is calling!  Join us for an evening under the stars as we gather ‘round the bonfires for W!LD Turkey on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Surrounded by the fall colors of River Parks’ Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness, kick back in your favorite jeans for a leisurely BBQ dinner, complemented with craft beers, specialty wines, and locally distilled whiskeys.

This year, your participation in W!LD TURKEY is more important than ever.  The devastating Arkansas River flood in May and June left in excess of $8 million in damages the length of River Parks, including areas at Turkey Mountain.  Dedicated volunteers worked alongside our staff to re-open the trails and conduct initial clean up, but much restoration and repair work remains.  In partnership with FEMA and the State of Oklahoma, we are seeking approval to fund the damage repairs, but River Parks’ financial obligation will still be an estimated $1 million.

The unprecedented flood damage has led the River Parks Board and W!LD TURKEY Committee to modify our fundraising goal to allow two-thirds of the W!LD TURKEY proceeds to help meet River Parks’ flood obligations, with the balance benefiting the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness.  If you have already pledged to support or attend, thank you!

Answer the call and join us at W!LD TURKEY!  Download the sponsor form HERE or learn more online at www.riverparks.org/wildturkey.


George Kaiser Family Foundation
Excelerate Energy/Margaret & Steven Kobos
Jana & Phil Frohlich
Nanu & Fred Dorwart
Zeeco, Inc.
Bank of Oklahoma
H.A. & Mary Kay Chapman Charitable Trust
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Anchor Stone Company
Ascension St. John
McElroy Manufacturing
River Parks Friends
Robin F. Ballenger
Ruth K. Nelson
Shelly & Derek Martin
Western Specialty Contractors
The Oxley Foundation
Campbell-Lepley-Hunt Foundation
Friends of Sharon King Davis
John & Allison Greene
Philip & Miranda Family Fund
The Cosmopolitan Apartments
Matrix Service Company
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Douglas & Carol Waldman
Lisa Patrick
Matt & Tina Meyer
Nicholas Cooley & Candace Polson