Gathering Place progress: July 2017
Mid-year construction photos and an update on Gathering Place
Playground equipment from Monstrum of Denmark is being installed in the Chapman Foundations Adventure Playground. The tall German-built Richter play towers, which can be seen in the background, will be the centerpiece of the Adventure Playground, says Jeff Stava, executive director and trustee of Tulsa’s Gathering Place LLC. Two 21-foot-tall Blue Herons will allow for climbing, sliding and crawling.
The walls for the Four Seasons Garden pathway are under construction. Twenty-four intricate stone columns (shown) and 15 stone walls will start at East 31st Street and connect to the main part of the park near the ONEOK Boathouse.
The two land bridges have been waterproofed and are being covered in gravel and fill material. Once completed, they will be covered with 8-15 feet of soil and planted with 15- to 21-foot trees. Stava says the land bridges will become the new iconic landmarks for all Riverside drivers.
Looking north from the BOK Boat Docks up the narrows of Peggy’s Pond toward the ONEOK Boathouse provides a unique perspective of the park’s features taking shape.