W!LD Turkey is a Gala Event Fundraiser for Turkey Mountain!
A W!LD night is calling! Join us for an evening under the stars as we gather ’round the bonfires for W!LD TURKEY on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Surrounded by the fall colors of River Parks’ Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness, kick back in your favorite jeans for a leisurely gourmet dinner; complemented with craft beers, specialty wines, and world-class whiskeys.
41st Plaza Update – Construction Complete
Thanks to our ongoing partnership with QuikTrip Corporation for its generous support for the Plaza, we’re pleased to report that QT had funded a major rehabilitation project on all the fountains. Since the Plaza was dedicated in 2009, it has been a popular feature and normal wear and tear, plus damage caused by unintended uses such as skateboarding, have taken their toll. The fountains were re-tiled, nozzles replaced or realigned, and mechanical systems updated. Thanks again to QuikTrip for all their support!
A Gathering Place For Tulsa
The Tulsa Sports Commission announces eight beneficiaries for this year’s Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run. River Parks Foundation is the primary beneficiary for the 40th running of the 15K. It will receive $25,000, which will go toward its privately funded park patrol program. Want to volunteer for the run? River Parks will be managing water stop 4 and would love your help! Click here to help out and register for “Water Stop 4”.
TULSA LANTERN LIGHT FESTIVAL
Join us for a spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes. The Lantern Light festival is a six week (Dec 1- Jan 15) celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine. A tradition that started over 2,000 years ago, the lantern festival is China’s most important celebration, marking the return of spring, with the lighting of Chinese lanterns being symbolic of illuminating the future and the reunion of family.
While many people picture lanterns being released into the night sky, these enormous lanterns stay firmly on the ground. Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete.The lanterns appear to be three-dimensional stained glass, and are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.
If you enjoy an evening full of festive lights and amazing sights, bring your family to the Lantern Light Festival, a rare opportunity to witness the majestic skill of the world’s best lantern-makers.