Gathering Place (originally A Gathering Place For Tulsa or The Gathering Place) is a 100-acre (of which 66.5 acres, known as Phase I of III, is currently completed) park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Construction on the park began in September, 2014. The first 66.5 acres opened September, 2018.To visit Gathering Place and get the most from your holiday in Tulsa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tulsa road trip planning tool.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation and 80 other private contributors donated more than $465 million to fund the park's construction, the largest private donation to a public park in United States history.
The main attractions are the Chapman Adventure Playground, the Williams Lodge, a boathouse, splash playground, great lawn, outdoor sports courts, a skate park, a wetland pond and garden, and numerous trails among other locations.
Tulsa's Gathering Place was named the Best New Attraction in the nation in 2018 through the USA Today Readers’ Choice awards. In 2019, Gathering Place made Time Magazine's list of The World's 100 Greatest Places of 2019, and National Geographic's list of 12 Mind-Bending Playgrounds Around the World.
Gathering Place Reviews
We decided to visit the park with friends and to see all the work that has been done in this 300 million dollar park. I must say it is beautiful ! The landscaping is beautiful, the architecture is... more »
My family and I spent 6 hours playing, learning and enjoying each other’s company. I highly recommend a trip here at least once!!!!! more »
Very expansive, beautifully maintained, imaginatively themed. The most impressive areas were the Adventure Playground and Peggy’s Pond. Good for big groups. However, I would only go to The Gathering Place if you have small children. There are very few adult activities other than viewing the landscape and getting adult beverages. Our party did enjoy taking paddle boats through Peggy’s Pond. Also, there are very few water fountains, so bring your own water. Not a lot of signage; it can be difficult to tell where you are, so be sure to grab a map or download the park’s app. But if you do happen to have small children, it’s a great place to let them run free and enjoy the outdoors.
Fantastic park for the entire family. Several eateries and many places to just sit back and relax. The variety of activities is phenomenal. Several locations for parking-- just in case you want to visit one portion of the park. Well planned out and easy access for those using scooters or wheel chairs or needing strollers usage. Just keep up those little ones.
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