My 2 Cents: The Gathering Place A Sight To Behold

Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 11:33 pm
By: News 9

I've been hearing about it for months, Tulsa's new park near downtown called The Gathering Place.

So, when we were in Tulsa for the day this past weekend we had to go see if it lives up to all of the hype.

In a word, YES! This park cost more than $400 million to build, most of it privately funded, and a good chunk of that from Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser. And it is amazing.

I think the best way to describe it is to compare it to the Oklahoma City Zoo.

I shot the shaky video above on my cell phone.

The Gathering Place sprawls across just about 100 acres of land, which is about the same size as the Oklahoma City Zoo.

It's landscaped like our zoo too and has 13 miles of sidewalk.

But instead of animals, picture multiple play areas, or realms as they call them, suited for every age group of children.

The attention to detail in the park is remarkable, the stone work, more than 6,000 trees brought in, the boating pond, The Lodge, and the restaurants.

The Gathering Place, along with Tulsa's BOK Center, and the growing Brady District have Tulsa on the rise and should serve as a reminder to Oklahoma City not to rest on its accomplishments with MAPS.  

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.