GATHERING PLACE SPECIAL: Park celebrates one-year anniversary
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1-YEAR-OLD AND WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN. I LOVE HAVING THE NATURAL, ALL NATIVE LANDSCAPE. A YEAR FULL OF CHANGES, NEW PROGRAMS, AND THOUSANDS OF SMILING FACES.’S THE GATHERING PLACE WAS MEANT FOR ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER. TONIGHT WE ARE LEARNING PLANS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND BEYOND. WE HAVE BEEN LONG ANTICIPATING A PHASE 2 WHICH IS THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. OVER THE NEXT 30 MINUTES WE WILL EXPLORE THE PARK HONORED AS YOU AS TODAY’S TOP ATTRACTION AND SHOW YOU NEW ADVENTURES THAT AWAIT YOU. IT IS ONE YEAR OF THE GATHERING PLACE. OUR PLACE TO ENJOY. GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL PRESENTATION, THE GATHERING PLACE TURNS ONE OVER THE NEXT 30 MINUTES WE WILL SHOW YOU THE MAJOR IMPACT THIS PARK HAS HAD ON OUR COMMUNITY. IT ALL BEGAN WITH A DREAM. WHAT WE SEE AROUND US NOW, 5 YEARS AGO WAS JUST A DREAM. FROM SEPTEMBER 2014 AND FOR NEARLY 4 YEARS WE COVERED UPDATES ON THE CONSTRUCTION EFFORT. SOME IN MIDTOWN NEAR 31st AND RIVERSIDE DESCRIBED THE DESTRUCTION SCENE — CONSTRUCTION SEEN AS A SMALL CITY. ON SEPTEMBER 8 OF LAST YEAR WITH MUCH FANFARE THE GIANT GATES FINALLY OPENED, THE CROWDS EAGER TO GATHER ALL THEY HAVE TO OFFER. IT HAS BEEN AN EXTRAORDINARY FIRST YEAR. IN JANUARY A MAJOR AWARD, THE GATHERING PLACE WAS NAMED THE TOP ATTRACTION IN THE COUNTRY IN A U.S.A TODAY PULL MEETING 19 OTHER ATTRACTIONS EVEN MAJOR CITIES SUCH AS CHICAGO. THE ACCOLADES KEEP COMING IN FOR THIS MASSIVE PARK. TIME MAGAZINE JUST NAMED IT ONE OF THE 100 PLACES YOU NEED TO VISIT. WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS JUST PHASE 1 OF GEORGE KAISER’S VISION. NAOMI HAS A LOOK AT WHAT IS NEXT. Reporter: ONE YEAR, 365 DAYS OF RIVERFRONT PARK. IT HAS BEEN A FAST YEAR SO WHILE WE ARE FIGURING OUT A LOT OF THINGS, SOME THINGS HAVE WORKED GREAT. THAT INCLUDED SOME WONDERFUL EVENTS OF THE GATHERING PLACE. WE HAVE JUST BEGUN. IN A PUSH OVER THE NEXT YEAR TO DO EVEN MORE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND BE RELEVANT AND BE MEANINGFUL. REALLY TRYING TO BRING EVENTS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN DONE HERE IN TULSA BEFORE. A GOAL TO STAY TRUE TO WHO THEY ARE. REALLY STAYING TRUE TO OUR MISSION, A PLACE FOR ALL WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ENSURING THE TASK OF BRINGING A COMMUNITY TOGETHER, IT’S NOT JUST A CHECKBOX AND YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IT IN SIX MONTHS AND IS DONE. IT HAS TO BE SUSTAINABLE AND WE ARE NOT 100% THERE. THE PARK IS PLANNING A BIG EDITION IN ITS SECOND PHASE. WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM COMPLEX. IT OFFERS MORE DIVERSITY, IT OFFERS ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW FOR CHILDREN AND FOR THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS EVEN MORE TO DO ONCE YOU VISIT THE GATHERING PLACE IN THE COMPLEX AND ALL THE ATTRACTIONS THAT IS AVAILABLE. THESE ARE RENDERINGS RELEASED LAST YEAR OF WHAT THE MUSEUM WOULD LOOK LIKE. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO COST NEARLY $50 MILLION AND DESIGNERS SAY THEY WORKED TO INCLUDE ELEMENTS OF THE GATHERING PLACES DESIGN IN THE NEW PROJECT. YOU COME TO A PLACE LIKE THIS YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CHILDREN SO I AM INSIDE OF THE EXCITED. DESIGNERS HOPE TO HAVE THE PROJECT READY FOR YOU IN THE LATE SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER OF 2020 ONE IN MIDTOWN, COVERING NEWS THAT MATTERS, I AM NAOMI KIT, TUNE IN TO. PARK LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE MORE ADDITIONS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE. IT’S MORE THAN JUST AMAZING PLAYGROUNDS FOR THE KIDS THAT THE GATHERING PLACE, THEY ALSO HOLD EDUCATIONAL EVENTS OF THE PARTICLES STEM SATURDAYS ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. EACH MONTH, THE EVENT OFFERS A DIFFERENT HANDS-ON ACTIVITY FOR THE KIDS GATHERING PLACE OFFICIALS SAY THEY TRY TO ENGAGE KIDS IN THE STEM FIELD. WE ALWAYS WANT TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE, AND EXCITE. THESE ACTIVITIES REALLY BRING ALL THAT TOGETHER INTO ONE. ONE THING PEOPLE CAN COME DUE AND LOOK FORWARD TO AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW. MAC IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS WE PUT A LINK FOR YOU ON OUR WEBSITE, FOX23.COM. JUST LOOK IN THE FOX BOX. THESE COURTS ARE QUIET NOW BUT THIS PAST WEEK AND SOME OF THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS IN OUR AREA WERE OUT HERE. THAT WAS FOR THE FIRST THREE ON THREE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE GATHERING PLACE. THE SPORT IS WILDLY POPULAR AROUND THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN ADDED AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT FOR THE 2020 GAMES IN TOKYO. FLIP WHITE OF THE HARLEM TROTTERS A BASKETBALL IS ABOUT BRINGING EVERYONE TOGETHER. BASKETBALL IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. IT SPEAKS VALUE TO ALL RACES, TO ALL AGES. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW OLD, DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE OR WHAT RACE YOU ARE, YOU LOVE THE GAME OF BASKETBALL. ORGANIZERS OF THE THREE ON THREE TOURNAMENT WILL HOPE IT GROWS TO A TOURNAMENT. A PART FOR ALL, THAT’S THE MESSAGE OF THE GATHERING PLACE IN ONE WAY THERE SPREADING THE MESSAGE IS THE DAMP TROOP. WE SPOKE TO THE ONE OF THE MEMBERS. WITH A FLIP, BREAKDANCING MOVES, AND THE SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE DANCE AND MUSIC ARE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES. THEY TRANSCEND ANY KIND OF ORDER EVEN IF I CAN TALK TO YOU WE CAN USE THAT. IT GOES ALONG WITH THE MESSAGE OF THE PARK WHICH IS A PARK FOR ALL. THE GATHER ROUND CREW IS BRIDGING THE GAP IN TULSA.’S IF THE COLLECTIVE GROUP OF DANCERS THAT WE BRING THE FUN OF THE PARK TWO DOZEN COMMUNITIES. THIS IS THE LEAD CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE CREW. IN 2017 HE WAS ONE OF THE GROUPS FIRST MEMBERS BECAUSE THE PARK’S VISION OF A PLACE FOR ALL MATCHES HIS VISION AND HE IS HAPPY TO PROMOTE THE SAFE SPACE. IT’S FAMILY-FRIENDLY, I AM HUGE ON FAMILY BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF STUFF OUT THERE THAT IS NOT ALWAYS FOR THAT BUT THIS IS AND IT’S FREE. I AM TRYING TO MAKE AN IMPACT THAT I CAN IN THE COMMUNITY I LIVE IN. BY DANCING WITH THE CREW, HE KNEW HE COULD DO MORE. YOU GET MORE DONE TOGETHER THEN YOU CAN BUY YOURSELF. THE CREW HAS GROWN FROM FOUR MEMBERS IN 2017 TO NEARLY A DOZEN NOW. SO HAVE THE EVENTS THEY TAKE PART IN, EACH TIME WORKING TO SPREAD OMISSIONS OF INCLUSION. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE A GROUP OF SKILLED DANCERS IN GREEN SUITS TAKING PART IN AN EVENT THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW ONE THING WE ARE THE CREW. I AM RON TERRELL, FOX23 NEWS . YOU CAN CATCH THE GATHER ROUND CREW DANCING AT EVENTS ALL ACROSS GREEN COUNTRY.’S A PRIMARY MISSION OF THE GATHERING PLACES ATTRACTING KIDS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE AREA. ONE WAY THAT IS DONE IS WITH STORYTIME. UNDER THE OLDEST AND LARGEST COTTONWOOD TREE IN THE PARK. EACH WEEK STORYTIME EXPLORES A DIFFERENT BOOK HELPING TO INSPIRE A LOVE OF READING WHILE STRENGTHENING LANGUAGE, LITERACY, — UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS CAN SPRING OUT OF NOWHERE BUT NOW THESE WOMEN HAVE NEW FRIENDSHIPS WHILE KNITTING. BAGS FULL OF YARN, A GROUP OF WOMEN GATHERING TO ENJOY THEIR CRAFT. I AM NOT REAL PARTICULAR SO I DON’T DO A LOT OF WHIPPING OUT AND STARTING OVER. WITH A LOOP IN THE POLE, CREATING MORE THAN A GROUP, THEY HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN TRADITION. JUST PART OF OUR LIVES NOW, AND TUESDAY MORNINGS WE LOOK FORWARD TO IT. TAKING IN NATURE AND STITCHING TOGETHER MORE THAN A FRIENDSHIP THE COMMUNITY IS WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. EACH WEEK SINCE THE PARK OPEN, YOU CAN FIND THEM AT 9 AM LOOKING OUT THE WINDOWS OF THE LODGE, SURROUNDED BY THEIR PILES OF YARN. BUT MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND BEING HERE? IT’S ALMOST LIKE YOU’RE IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION, LIKE YOU ARE ON VACATION WHEN YOU’RE HERE. TAKING IN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE. WE ARE IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND SEEN THE SEASONS CHANGE AND THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON HERE. CREATING AND SHARING MORE THAN JUST A STORY AND TALENTS, BUT A PASSION. WE HAVE ALL SEEMS TO SHARE THE LOVE OF KNITTING. AT THE SAME TIME, CROSS STITCHING THEIR OWN WORK OF ART. JUST USING A NEW SCHOOL, WE HAVE NEW THINGS FINISH. ALL Y BEING THANKFUL TO BE ABLE TO DO IT AT THIS WONDERFUL GIFT. I LOVE TO THINK PEOPLE HERE AT THE GATHERING PLACE FOR LOUSY US TO CAMP OUT. IT HAS JUST BEEN A PLEASURE, THIS PLACE IS GORGEOUS. MICHELLE LINN, FOX23 NEWS . IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE GROUP SAYS ANYONE OF ANY SKILL LEVEL CAN COME IN, TAKE A SEAT, AND SHARE IN THE PROCESS. TAKING TO THE WATER, IT WAS WONDERFUL WE WERE NOT EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST ONES. NO NEED TO DRIVE OUT TO THE LAKE WHEN PEGGY’S BOND IS CALLING HER NAME. CELEBRATING THE WORLD RIGHT HERE IN TULSA.’S TO MAKE THE GATHERING PLACE WAS MEANT FOR THAT, FOR US ALL TO COME TOGETHER. I THINK IT’S FASCINATING. THE CELEBRATIONS TAKING PLACE TO BRING OUR DIVERSITY TOGETHER AND HELP US LEARN ABOUT ALL THE CULTURES OF TULSA. WHEN OUR SPECIAL LOOK AT ONE YEAR OF THE GATHERING PLACE CONTINUES. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A FUN NIGHT AT THE PARK BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MOVIE NIGHT. IS THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH WHEN THE SEASON WRAPS WITH A HOLLOWING HAVE YOU AND YOUR KIDS HAD A CHANCE TO ASK WHERE THE PLAYGROUNDS? WENDY OF KIDS IS A THEY ARE AMAZING. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AGREES FEATURING THE GATHERING PLACE ON ITS LIST OF MINDBENDING LEG RUNS ON THE WORLD. TULSA’S PREMIER PARK STANDS OUT FOR THE VARIOUS PLAYGROUND DESIGNS FOR DIFFERENT AGE KIDS. SOME OF THE OTHER PARKS FEATURED ARE IN SPAIN, FRANCE, AND JAPAN. WELCOME BACK TO OUR SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE GATHERING PLACE TURNS ONE IT CONTINUES TO OFFERS NEW THINGS TO DO AND SEE INCLUDING THIS, PEGGY’S BOND. AMBER HUGHES SHOWS YOU WHAT YOU CAN FORWARD TO. A NEW ADVENTURE AT THE GATHERING PLACE SO I PUT ON A LIFE JACKET TO CHECK IT OUT MYSELF. THIS FAMILY WENT OUT ON THE PARK BOATS MONDAY AFTERNOON, DESPITE THE WEIGHT THEY ARE READY TO GO AGAIN. IT’S WORTH OUR WEIGHT. BENEATH THE BOATHOUSE ABOUT 15 KAYAKS, CANOES, AND PADDLE BOATS LINE THE DOCKS. THE CROWDS FAMILY WAS FIRST IN LINE TO CRIME ABOARD.’S IT WAS WONDERFUL WE WERE NOT EXPECTING TO BE THE FIRST ONES. JIMMY CREWS SAYS THEY SPENT MONTHS PREPARING TO LET GUESTS GO OUT ON THE WATER. HE ANTICIPATES A LOT OF GUESTS WILL FLOCK TO THE BOATS BECAUSE THERE IS NO COST FORECAST. NO FEE SO IT’S FREE. DO SOMETHING THEY MAYBE HAVEN’T DONE BEFORE OR THE MORE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE JUST TO GET OUT ON THE WATER. AMAZING EXTRACTION FOR FREE AND I LOVE HOW THEY HAVE THE NATURAL ALL NATIVE LANDSCAPE. S HAVE TO CHECK IN AT THE BOATHOUSE, RIDERS CAN TAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES OUT OF THE WATER PEDALING OR ROLLING ALONG THE POND. YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE BACK OUT ON THE WATER AGAIN? DEFINITELY.’S IT WAS FUN TODAY LOOKING AT THE WONDERFUL VEGETATION. TO A RIDE YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD. STAFF IS ON THE DOCKET GIVING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU GO OUT AND ON THE POND JUST IN CASE. MAKING IT FREE, IT’S DEFINITELY A BUCKET LIST THING TO DO THIS SUMMER. THE BOATS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 1:00 TO 7:00 EACH AND EVERY DAY. FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED. A SPECIAL NOTE WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON PEGGY’S POND, THE SCENERY IS NOT JUST WHAT YOU ARE SEEING AROUND YOU, IT COULD BE WHAT YOU ARE IN. HOW ABOUT, A ONE-OF-A-KIND CANOE? EACH CANOE OUT HERE IS WRAPPED IN THE WORK OF A LOCAL ARTIST SO THE NEXT TIME YOU VISIT PEGGY’S POND, MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE CANOES. ONE BIG THING YOU CAN EXPECT MOVING FORWARD AS A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE THAT CONNECTS THE GATHERING PLACE TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE RIVER. BACK IN JULY OF THE CITY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE WORKING WITH THE GATHERING PLACE AND TELLS A REBEL PARKS AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT THE GATEWAY BRIDGE. THIS IS A RENDERING THE CITY RELEASED SHOWING THE $25 MILLION PROJECT THAT COULD TAKE 3 YEARS TO BUILD. ONE GATHERING PLACE VISITOR SAYS THAT THIS WILL BE A HELPFUL ADDITION. I WAS LOOKING TO CROSS AND I SAW THE PARK OVER THERE AND THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO WALK ACROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE AND THEN, NO IT’S NOT HAPPENING. THE NEW BRIDGE IS SUPPOSED TO USE A STEEL PLATE REVOCATION SYSTEM MAKING IT THE FIRST BRIDGE IN THAT TILE BUILT IN THE U.S. JUST A FEW STEPS FROM THAT PLANT PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, THE GATHERING PLACE HAS STARTED A NEW EVENT FOR TULSA. THE RIVERSIDE RIB FESTIVAL IS A CHANCE FOR YOU TO CHILL AND CHOW DOWN ON SOME OF THE BEST Q TUSSLE HAS TO OFFER. FUN, FRIENDSHIP, AND FOOD. LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD. THIS IS MY FIRST TASTE TEST. PEOPLE FROM ALL ACROSS THE AREA TOOK PART IN A CHANCE TO CHOW DOWN WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN TRUCKS COMPETING TO WIN THE TITLE PEOPLE CHAMPION AND BEST IN SHOW AT WHAT THE GATHERING PLACE SAYS WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT. IS NOT JUST THE RIBS, THERE IS ALSO PLENTY OF MUSIC TO ENJOY. WHEN IT COMES TO BARBECUE, THERE ARE SOME DISTINCT OPINIONS ON WHAT IS BEST. SMOKY FLAVOR, A NICE SWEET BARBECUE SAUCE. THESE OF THE BEST RIBS, YOU SEE THAT? IT’S WORTH WAITING. IS BEST BARBECUE EVER. I AM A RIB GUY. EVERY EVENT AT THE PARK IS HELPING YOU ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS WITH BARBECUE EXPERTS ON SITE TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS. TO MAKE THE ANSWER ANY FOOD QUESTIONS AS FAR AS THAT IS MEAT AND PREPARING THINGS IN DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU CAN PUT ON THE GRILL. THE PRIZES BRING OUT THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT EVEN IN THOSE CHOWING DOWN. ALWAYS LIKE THESE BARBECUE COMPETITIONS AND STUFF. THERE IS ALSO JUDGES TAKING A LOOK AT THE OVERALL FOOD TRUCK. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE GATHERING PLACE LIVING ITS MISSION. IT IS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO GET BIT GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. HAVE A GREAT PARK A GREAT FACILITY. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER GREAT FOOD EVENTS THAT YOU CAN TAKE PART IN INCLUDING OKTOBERFEST AND THE GATHERING PLACE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL. BE SURE TO LOOK FOR THOSE AND CHECK THEM OUT. THE GATHERING PLACES A BEAUTIFUL VENUE FOR STRESS RELIEF, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK WEEK. EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6:30 ON THE QUIKTRIP GREAT LAWN, YOGA INSTRUCTOR GUIDES YOU THROUGH POWER FLOW YOGA DESIGNED FOR ALL FITNESS LEVEL FROM BEGINNING TO ADVANCED. IT’S A WAY TO LET GO OF STRESS AND EMBRACE VARIOUS POSES TO LENGTHEN AND LEAN YOUR MUSCLES. IT’S A FREE EVENT SO YOU GET ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT GET TO COME. IT’S NOT JUST THE EXPERTS. IT’S A UNIQUE THING TO DO, YOU RELAX AFTER WORK OR AFTER A HARD DAY. IT’S PART OF THE PARKS RUSH FITNESS PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES GROUP RUNS AND ZUMBA. YOU CAN FIND THE DETAILS ON FOX23.COM . FITNESS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE PARKS TRAILS AND SPORTS COURTS. THEY GIVE YOU A GREAT VIEW OF THE RIVER AND AT NIGHT YOU CAN STILL KEEP PLAYING BECAUSE ALL THE COURTS ARE WELL LIT UNTIL THE PARK CLOSES. TRAILS PASSED BY THE SKY GARDEN AND SWING HILL AND ARE A GREAT WAY TO TAKE IN ALL THE PARK. MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO PLAY, THE GATHERING PLACE IS WORKING TO BECOME A BIGGER PART OF OUR CULTURE. LATER THIS YEAR THEY WILL BE HOSTING A CELEBRATION OF ASIAN CULTURES. THEY HAVE ALREADY HOSTED LATIN THEMED AND CARIBBEAN THEMED NIGHT SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THIS AMAZING GIFT. FOX23 TIFFANY HAS A LOOK AT THE TULSA FIESTA. THE FOOD, PEOPLE, THE CULTURE, ALL OF IT TOGETHER.’S TO MAKE THE SIESTA OF TULSA IS ONE OF THE MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO CELEBRATE THE CULTURES AND DIVERSITY IN TULSA. FROM LEARNING HOW TO USE A LASSO TO THE GAME OF DOMINOES, IT’S ALL ABOUT SHOWING OFF WHAT HISPANIC CULTURE HAS TO OFFER. IT’S LITTLE BITS AND PIECES OF OUR HISPANIC CULTURE BROUGHT TO THE GATHERING PLACE IN TULSA. FOR DIANA FERNANDEZ IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE PART. SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE HER SON KNOWS ABOUT HIS CULTURE. WE ARE HERE TO LEARN DIFFERENT THINGS OF CULTURES AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. I THINK IT’S VERY NICE. THAT INCLUDES THE DANCING. ACROSS THE PARK YOU CAN FIND A DIFFERENT PART OF HISPANIC CULTURE. THE FLAGS, BRIGHT COLORS, AND THE FOOD TRUCKS, AND IT’S ALSO A REFLECTION OF THE FABRIC OF OUR CITY.’S TO MAKE A THINK IT’S ACTUALLY FASCINATING. TULSA IS A VERY DIVERSE CITY AND IS VERY INTERESTING AND NICE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER FOR A SPECIFIC CULTURE. FULFILLING THE MISSION OF GEORGE KAISER’S VISION OF HIS GIFT TO TULSA. THE GATHERING PLACE WAS MEANT FOR THAT, FOR US TO ALL TO COME TOGETHER AND HAVE A JOYOUS TIME. HAVING ALL OF TULSA A PLACE TO COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE ALL THE CULTURES OF OUR CITY IN ONE AMAZING OUTDOOR SPACE. IN MIDTOWN, COVERING NEWS THAT MATTERS, TIFFANY ALLEYS, FOX23 NEWS . IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE GATHERING PLACE JUST FOR LOOK FOR A LINK IN THE FOX BOX ON FOX23.COM . A BEAUTIFUL OCCASION IN ONE OF TULSA’S MOST DUTIFUL SPACES. I TAKE YOU RICHARD TO BE MY HUSBAND. WE WILL SHOW YOU THE FIRST WEDDING AT THE GATHERING PLACE. HOW YOU CAN SECURE YOUR SPECIA ♪ [female narrator] For many kids, just showing up to school is a challenge. Staying through graduation’s even harder. So at communities in schools, we do just what our name says. Our staff brings a community of resources to meet each student’s needs right in their school. Doing whatever it takes to keep kids focused, so they see what we see. A bright future. Join in at communities in schools dot org TULSA’S GATHERING PLACE IS A FINALIST IN AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SELECTED AS ONE OF 19 DEVELOPMENTS IN THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S GLOBAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE. THE AWARDS RECOGNIZE PLACES THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED COMMUNITIES AND SHARE THEIR SUCCESSES WITH OTHER CITIES. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS MONTH IN WASHINGTON EASY. AN AMAZING MENU TO SAY I DO. THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF NATURE ALL AROUND YOU. EVERY LITTLE GIRL DREAMS ABOUT HER BIG DAY AND HERE YOU CAN EVEN CHECK YOUR LOOK IN THE MIRROR ONE LAST TIME BEFORE YOU WALK DOWN THE AISLE. ONLY ON FOX23 NEWS , THE VERY FIRST WEDDING AT THE GATHERING PLACE.’S AND UNFORGETTABLE SETTING. A GARDEN OF MIRRORS TO REFLECT ON LIFE’S JOURNEY. WE MET 10 YEARS AGO FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED AND EVEN SOME UNOFFICIAL PAPARAZZI TRYING TO CATCH A GLIMPSE. WINDED UP IN TULSA BECAUSE OF WORK. RICHARD ACCOMPANIED BY HIS MOTHER AND HIS BET. HELEN THE BRIDE WITH HER FATHER CLIMBING OUT OF A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE. WE ALL HAVE BEEN TO WEDDINGS, BUT THIS ONE IS A FIRST. HELEN, GRATEFUL TO BE THE FIRST BRIDE TO SAY HER PIES THE GATHERING PLACE. IT’S A SUCH A WONDERFUL WEDDING HERE. A PUBLIC PROCLAMATION OF THE LOVE THESE TO SHARE WITH A BACKDROP OF ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY PARK PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY. AFTER THE I DO’S, A WALK THROUGH NATURE AND ANOTHER KISS NEAR THE LABYRINTH OF MIRRORS. AS THEY REFLECT ON THE PAST AND LOOK WITH INCITEMENT TO THE FUTURE. THIS PLACE MAKING THIS DAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL. THANK YOU. EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME WE ARE LIKE CELEBRITIES HERE IN TULSA NOW SO IT’S NEAT AND MAKES YOU FEEL SPECIAL. ONE FINAL MESSAGE FROM THE HAPPY COUPLE THE PARK IS AMAZING AND HE SHOULD COME OUT AND SEE IT. WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE COULD HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING HERE. WE’RE JUST SO EXCITED TO BE MARRIED FINALLY AFTER 10 YEARS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE GATHERING PLACE THERE ARE A FEW LOCATIONS OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS. JUST GO TO THE GATHERING PLACE WEBSITE AND FILL OUT THE WEDDING VENUE PROPOSAL FORM. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR WATCHING THE SPECIAL PRESENTATION, THE GATHERING PLACE TURNS ONE WE HOPE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE THIS GREAT TULSA ATTRACTION. WE LEAVE YOU WITH ONE MORE LOOK AT AN IMPRESSIVE FIRST YEAR.

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