• Gathering Place: What you need to know about Tulsa's new park


    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa’s brand-new Gathering Place park is open.

    GALLERY: Opening day photos 

    The Gathering Place is the work of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Construction on the multimillion-dollar park began in 2014. It will feature a huge playground, a skate park, a concert space, a pond for boating, a water park and much more.

    GATHERING PLACE: Plan Your Visit

    We’ve been covering the construction of the project for years, from the 2014 reveal of the Adventure Playground details to the 2018 reveal of the phase one open date.

    WATCH: A look inside the Gathering Place

    GALLERY: Check out photos from the Gathering Place model displayed in 2014!

    FOX23's Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott checked out the park and tried the zip line:

    READ MORE: Gathering Place to offer shuttles for opening day

    Gathering Place officials and police laid out a plan for security with the hiring of about 20 unarmed guards and are putting together plans for keeping the park safe.

    READ MORE: Security plan in place at Tulsa's Gathering Place

    Tulsa's Gathering Place: A Timeline

    GATHERING PLACE: Explore The Park

    In early 2018, part of the playground opened for school field trips. Check out photos here.

    Phase one of the park will open Sept. 8, 2018, with a concert by The Roots, followed by 100 days of celebration.

    The long-awaited opening of Riverside Drive will happen on Sept. 10.

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