41ST STREET PLAZA
Dedicated in 2009, 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 in its entirety, with Tulsa-based QuikTrip Corporation as the lead donor in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary, its employees and their families.
The Plaza’s water fountains and splashpads delight children of all ages, offering a cool respite during hot Oklahoma summers. The water features normally operate from May to October, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with brief, periodic shut downs for water treatment. The large playground has equipment suitable for both younger and older children, while nearby turf-covered play pyramids offer additional fun. Visitors can enjoy picnics with the ample park furnishings and a covered pavilion. A river overlook, parking and restroom round out the Plaza’s facilities, home to seasonal events such as the local library system’s Summer Reading Roadshow for children.
Due to its popularity, the Plaza operates on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.
Areas suitable for picnicking are scattered throughout the park. Many of the rest stops along the trails offer tables and benches with views to the river. Playground equipment is located on the east bank at 19th Street, 41st Street and 96th Street. Please refer to maps for more detailed information about parking, restrooms and other amenities.
An 18-hole disc golf course, completed in 2009, is located between 31st and 48th Streets on the east bank, with the first tee located just south of the 41st Street Plaza. The new course was designed in cooperation with the Tulsa Disc Sports Association and was funded by River Parks Friends. A 9-hole disc golf course is located on the west bank of the river north of the River West Festival Park.
RIVER WEST FESTIVAL PARK
The Festival Park is located on the west bank of the river at 2100 South Jackson Avenue and covers over 15 acres of open space with infrastructure designed to accommodate medium-to-large events such as festivals, corporate gatherings, sports events, and concerts. The property features a river overlook/performance platform framed by the downtown skyline, a playground, restroom and an events storage/office building. Significant parking is available, with overflow parking located west of Jackson. See the Events tab for information on venue rental costs, scheduling and upcoming events.River West Festival Park is home to some of Tulsa’s biggest and best festivals, including Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa, MisFEST, The Color Run, Tulsa’s Longest Running Cinco de Mayo Festival, numerous runs and too many other events to mention. The park has the best view of the Tulsa skyline there is in Tulsa!
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