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How Can You Support River Parks?

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We need your help!

Please help us in keeping Tulsa beautiful. Recent years have seen much growth in the number of River Parks users, and River Parks desires all of these visitors to leave with a great impression of Tulsa. This includes continuing the current trail renovation projects, creating an atmosphere friendly to prudent River Parks funding ratio over 30 years has shown strong private funding supportcommercial growth along the river, and much more. Read more about River Parks Authority and our mission here.

A Long History of River Parks Support

River Parks was established as a public-private partnership in 1974. Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa provide the majority of funds for day-to-day River Parks operations. These funds are generously supplemented by private benefactors whose gifts, large and small, make River Parks one of the premier public park facilities in the region.

Private contributions to River Parks are administered through the River Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization registered in the State of Oklahoma. The Foundation has no staff, meaning donor dollars are stretched for the maximum benefit to the park; staff functions are performed by the Authority.

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.

Every dollar donated to River Parks helps provide more and better facilities and programs for the enjoyment of our park users; contributions of any amount are greatly valued. It is not feasible to recognize all of our many donors here, but gifts from several donors have exceeded $1 million, including the George Kaiser Family Foundation, QuikTrip Corporation, The John Steele Zink Foundation, and NatureWorks, Inc.

For all other requests or questions, please contact River Parks Authority at 918.596.2001, or click here for more contact information.