Tulsa is blessed with natural beauty, especially along the Arkansas River corridor. The proud oak trees and green vegetation along the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River are a heritage that we can all be proud of. Tulsans have responded by taking advantage of the many opportunities River Parks Authority provides to exercise and enjoy the outdoor beauty of their city.
Supporting Our Non-Profit Mission
River Parks Authority’s not-for-profit mission includes overseeing 26 miles of trails and riverfront along the Arkansas River corridor and providing logistics to support the 1,000,000 annual visitors to River Parks. Besides caring for the natural beauty of the area, River Parks Authority also:
- Maintains dams and river banks along the Arkansas River corridor
- Designs, develops, and maintains walking and biking trails
- Plans and coordinates public events, including FreedomFest, Tulsa’s July 4th celebration
- Build and maintains structures along the river, including restrooms, kiosks, boat ramps, bridges, and more
River Parks has a storied history of public and private support for trail, park, and river improvements. For over three decades, Tulsa-area businesses, organizations and individuals have given millions of dollars in contributions, helping the riverfront to expand and prosper. Donations have funded a broad range of park improvements from landscaping, park furnishings, and playgrounds to restroom buildings, disc golf courses, sculptures, and even additional land. Funding for events, such as the annual FreedomFest fireworks, also comes from private resources and brings family fun and entertainment to River Parks.