Current Park Updates
The parking lot at 31st & Riverside Drive as well as the City’s Midland Valley Trail from 26th Street to the east bank River Parks trail is closed to allow for construction of Tulsa’s Gathering Place. There is extensive underground utility work and tree work that is being done in the area and due to safety reasons, public access has been restricted. There will be temporary inconveniences before the long-term benefits are realized.
A major renovation of the River West Festival Park at 2100 South Jackson is underway, and the park is expected to re-open in September 2015.
The renovation of the east and west bank River Parks trails between 11th and 71st Streets is continuing. In 2012, the one incomplete section of east bank trail, from I-44 to 58th, was renovated in conjunction with an upcoming City of Tulsa sanitation project, as well as the widening of I-44, an Oklahoma Department of Transportation project. With the I-44 project, River Parks actually gained some land when a portion of Riverside Drive was realigned.