A picnic grove, a new director for Gathering Place
The Unit Corp. Picnic Grove is a venue for quality family time.
The element: Picnic Grove in the Chapman Adventure Playground
The Picnic Grove is one of several eating and meeting areas inside A Gathering Place for Tulsa. It is located in the 5-acre Chapman Adventure Playground, which offers multi-age opportunities for play and exploration. The proximity of the grove to play features will ensure comfort for children and caregivers, including shade and generous seating.
The donor: Unit Corp.
Family/work balance has always been key to the happiness and productivity of Unit Corp.’s employees, says President and CEO Larry Pinkston.
The Picnic Grove will encourage quality family time — one reason for the longtime Tulsa company’s $3 million donation.
Pinkston says the park as a whole will promote Tulsa and complement other development such as Unit Corp.’s new headquarters, which opened earlier this year in south Tulsa.
“Upon completion, A Gathering Place will be a world-class recreation and learning venue for the community of Tulsa,” he says.
Park director named
by Emerald Dean
Tony Moore was recently appointed park director for A Gathering Place. He will oversee all guest experiences — which is nothing new to him.
Originally from Jamaica, Moore spent over 30 years in Florida with director and leadership positions at companies such as Sea World, Discovery Cove and Universal Studios. He is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Moore is married to Gillian, and they have two children: Kai and Casilo, ages 6 and 2. Moore says he is excited about the new position and the “adventure of moving to Oklahoma” with his family.
In addition to A Gathering Place, Moore will manage operations and programming at Guthrie Green.