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« Reply #1275 on: September 26, 2019, 03:42:33 pm »

A recent TW article had two short blurbs about the future phases, but no actual timeline or additional information.  I thought with the One Year Anniversary happening they would have had some more updates and renderings.
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Phase two of Gathering Place will center on the children’s museum. Officials initially announced it would be completed by March or April 2020, but the timeline has been extended.

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Gathering Place officials have not yet decided what phase three of the park, to be constructed south of the children’s museum, will include.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/gatheringplace/gathering-place-keeps-promise-to-neighbors-with-demolition-of-construction/article_2299fe6a-0929-510b-9fa2-fe6d5932b49a.html
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« Reply #1276 on: September 26, 2019, 04:18:02 pm »

This article says they hope to start construction by the end of the year.
https://www.newson6.com/story/41023613/tulsas-gathering-place-earns-top-honors-in-1st-year-of-operation

They were supposed to have a groundbreaking ceremony this past spring, but it got pushed back. Not sure what the hold up could be. Probably some concerns over traffic/parking.
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« Reply #1277 on: September 27, 2019, 02:34:05 pm »

This article says they hope to start construction by the end of the year.
https://www.newson6.com/story/41023613/tulsas-gathering-place-earns-top-honors-in-1st-year-of-operation

They were supposed to have a groundbreaking ceremony this past spring, but it got pushed back. Not sure what the hold up could be. Probably some concerns over traffic/parking.

I just care about when they're going to start/finish the riverside part! That is the most critical/important part of the next phases. It's crazy to have been open a year but no announcement about finishing the park.
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« Reply #1278 on: September 27, 2019, 10:19:51 pm »

I just care about when they're going to start/finish the riverside part! That is the most critical/important part of the next phases. It's crazy to have been open a year but no announcement about finishing the park.

Agree I would’ve thought they would be making periodic announcements to keep people engaged/interested.  What is the hold up with the pedestrian bridge and whitewater flume?
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« Reply #1279 on: October 08, 2019, 09:48:57 am »

I just care about when they're going to start/finish the riverside part! That is the most critical/important part of the next phases. It's crazy to have been open a year but no announcement about finishing the park.

Agreed. For all the magnificence of the park and trail upgrades, it's really unseemly to have a giant chain link fence blocking people from the river. And the old renderings seemed like there were some neat plans for the riverside part of the park. My guess, however, is that they won't do it until the new pedestrian bridge is in place, so 5-10 years from now (at least it will feel that long).
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« Reply #1280 on: October 08, 2019, 10:41:07 am »

Agreed. For all the magnificence of the park and trail upgrades, it's really unseemly to have a giant chain link fence blocking people from the river. And the old renderings seemed like there were some neat plans for the riverside part of the park. My guess, however, is that they won't do it until the new pedestrian bridge is in place, so 5-10 years from now (at least it will feel that long).

That is correct, they are waiting on the city to complete the Zink Dam/whitewater flume upgrades and Pedestrian Bridge projects.  Then it will feel "complete" along the river, but it may be another 4-5 years before that happens they don't seem to be in any hurry to get those projects started.  In the meantime they should be working on Phase 2 starting next year which will "complete" the southern end of the park. 

The new children's museum will be a fantastic addition.  Right now while the park is a destination for families there isn't a lot to do that is indoors if it's too hot or cold.  This will provide another option in addition to all of the outdoors activities.
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« Reply #1281 on: October 08, 2019, 05:59:53 pm »

That is correct, they are waiting on the city to complete the Zink Dam/whitewater flume upgrades and Pedestrian Bridge projects.  Then it will feel "complete" along the river, but it may be another 4-5 years before that happens they don't seem to be in any hurry to get those projects started.  In the meantime they should be working on Phase 2 starting next year which will "complete" the southern end of the park. 

The new children's museum will be a fantastic addition.  Right now while the park is a destination for families there isn't a lot to do that is indoors if it's too hot or cold.  This will provide another option in addition to all of the outdoors activities.


Pedestrian bridge would be a perfect place to continue in the BHAG tradition established by the Gathering Place in general.  There is a great example of what can be done beyond the walking deck that the old bridge provided - The High Line in west Manhattan NY.  The place is amazing.  It would be an exceptional expansion of the look/feel of the Gathering Place.    Then sometime in the future, do another grand thing on the west end of the bridge to continue on....





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« Reply #1282 on: October 09, 2019, 02:52:18 pm »

That reminds of, what I believe was the third proposed bridge option, back when that was in discussion. That option was a place to go for the bridge alone, but it didn't get voted for.
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