Park Construction and Trail Closures
- East Bank – Joe Creek, 78th & Riverside Area
The East Bank Trail at Joe Creek, north of the River Spirit Casino, is closed due to a City of Tulsa trail connection project. The City’s contract is for a six-month term, but the contractor is hoping to complete the section affecting the River Parks trail by early May. Signage has been erected both north and south of the area alerting park users to this closure.
- East Bank – Casino Construction Entrances South of 81st
A major construction project at the Creek Nation Casino will impact River Parks east bank trail traffic south of 81st Street for an unknown length of time while work continues on a hotel and expanded dining/entertainment facilities. Construction traffic has appropriate warning signs and is required to stop and be watchful for trail users when entering and exiting the property. Stop signs have been added requiring trail traffic – pedestrians and cyclists – to stop before crossing vehicle entrance/exit. We understand the inconvenience, but believe this is the only reasonable way for both construction workers and trail users to share responsibility for safety at this location.
- East Bank – 31st & Riverside Area
Many thanks to our thousands of park users who understand “no pain, no gain” as a portion of the park and trail is closed for an extended period. Work is underway to transform the 31st and Riverside area into the amazing, world-class Tulsa’s Gathering Place! The park and trail from 27th to 35th Streets, including the east end of the Pedestrian Bridge, must remain closed until the project’s expected completion in late 2017. Riverside Drive closed in July 2015, with multiple detour routes to ease the inconvenience as much as possible. Extensive trenching, earth moving, road work and infrastructure relocation and replacement is taking place, including the creation of two huge land bridges that will span a realigned Riverside Drive. The safety of our park users and the construction workers is of utmost importance to help assure an accident-free project. The many agencies and organizations involved in this project will accelerate the pace of activity to the extent possible, while balancing the need for nearby residential areas to have quiet hours. We are grateful for your patience and understanding. Tulsa’s Gathering Place will be a public park like no other, offering enhancements and connections to our river for everyone in Tulsa to enjoy. Follow this link for additional information about Tulsa’s Gathering Place.
- West Bank – River West Festival Park – 2100 South Jackson
The River West Festival Park has been renovated, creating a beautiful new space for outdoor recreation and entertainment. The work was completed in September 2015. Improvements to the park include expanded parking, a new playground, a restroom, a performance platform with views of the downtown skyline, plus new lighting, landscaping, sidewalks and trail. A new building near the Rowing Club offers storage and office space for park events and operations.
- West Bank – Festival Park to Southwest Boulevard
The section of trail from the Festival Park to Southwest Boulevard has been upgraded to a new, wider and safer standard. Improvements feature new lighting and park furnishings.
- West Bank – North of I-44 at Cherry Creek is now open!
Intermittent trail closures in this area have been necessary as the City of Tulsa expands a facility at this location. The trail is now open and is to remain open for the duration of the project.
River Parks Trail Map
The River Parks Trail Conditions Map is an interactive Google map that indicates areas of construction or potential hazards along the River Parks trail system.
MAP IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED; THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
Turkey Mountain Area Ownership
Turkey Mountain Ownership rendering shows land managed by River Parks Authority.
Turkey Mountain Ownership from Vision 2025 Presentation