First Part of River Trails Dedicated

CLEAR CUT: Tulsa County Commissionser Fred Perry and Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor cut the ribbon to officially open the first phase of River Trails. Also participating were Ken Levit of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Keith Franklin of LandPlan Consultants, Inc., and from River Parks Authority Vice Chair Becky Frank and Executive Director Matt Meyer.

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

River Parks Authority dedicated the first completed three mile section of river trails on Oct. 30. The dedication ceremony took place at the gathering area located at 17th Street and Riverside Drive.

New trails from Southwest Boulevard to the Pedestrian Bridge on the east bank of the Arkansas River have been open for use since May, 2008 while landscaping, tree planting, park furniture and other amenities are now complete.

In February 2007 the George Kaiser Family Foundation pledged $12.4 million to enhance the river trails from 11th to 71st Streets on the park’s popular east and west banks of the Arkansas River.

Updated 11-26-2008

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