WILDLIFE, URBAN FOREST & ART IN THE PARK

WILDLIFE
The river corridor is home to fox, raccoon, opossum and beaver, with rare, occasional sightings of deer, coyotes and bobcats.  Sandbars in the river are spring/summer nesting sites for the endangered Interior Least Tern.  In winter months, Bald Eagles nest along the river and raise their young.  Park users can catch glimpses of the magnificent birds hunting for prey.  Herons, pelicans and gulls are regular visitors along the riverfront.
URBAN FOREST
Elwood’s, outdoors at 19th and Riverside, complements the Blue Rose with patio dining and live entertainment during warm weather months.  The menu includes gourmet sandwiches and beverages.

ART IN THE PARK
River Parks’ landscape is enriched with Tulsa’s largest collection of bronze wildlife sculptures, all gifts to the citizens of Tulsa from NatureWorks, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that promotes wildlife conservation and education projects in Oklahoma.  Many of the sculptures were created by internationally-recognized artists whose work ranges from the dramatic to the whimsical.  In addition to the wildlife bronzes, other sculptures in the park include character studies such as “Crossing the Prairie” and abstract contemporary works such as “The Web.”