41st Street Plaza

History of the 41st Street Plaza

Crowds gather at the 41st Street Plaza at River Parks

The 41st Street Plaza is an exciting, family-oriented recreation destination with multiple interactive water features, a playground, picnic areas, a covered pavilion, restrooms, and a river overlook.  The $2.8 million Plaza was privately-funded, with Tulsa-based QuikTrip Corporation as the lead donor in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary and in honor of its 10,000 employees and their families.


Two of the most popular features of the 41st Street Plaza are the water fountains and splashpads. These water features are a delight to children of all ages during the summer months. Generally, the water features are turned on between May 1 and October 1, from 9AM to 9PM. The fountains are occasionally shut down briefly for water treatment. A large playground is also located at the area. The 41st Street Plaza is also home to a number of events throughout the year. One of the most popular events is River Lights, the River Parks holiday lighting ceremony. Parking and restroom facilities are available year-round.

Reserving the 41st Street Plaza

The 41st Street Plaza operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not reservable by phone or computer. If park users would like to have a birthday, reunion, or other party at the 41st Street Plaza, they are encouraged to show up early to reserve their table(s).