Parents, What Do You Want to See in Tulsa Parks?

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When my kids were little, we used the Tulsa Parks all the time. They participated in tennis lessons, Hook a Kid on Golf, swimming, soccer, classes at a community center and learned to ride their bikes around Whiteside. My two daughters were lifeguards for Tulsa Parks. Just having a green place to go to play, walk, picnic or hike was critical to our physical and mental health. Needless to say, the park system sustained us as a young family, and my husband and I continue to enjoy the running trails and green spaces.

I hope your family enjoys the park system as well. Today, I received a press release asking the community for input on park development and recreation. Voters approved $30 million for park improvements, and the city is asking citizens to tell them what they would like to see prioritized for the parks.

According to Anna America, Tulsa Park and Recreation director, most of the money will go to maintenance and repairs, but there are some funds that can be invested in other areas.

Here are the ways that you can provide input and feedback:

There is an online survey here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=4IrVeUggjE2cWYsbfftCBLTmL4kB9ftKo5WfEHpgCJtURVpUWElPSDZLUkxQWjVIQzY4VENaSTNJRS4u

Attend one of our nine virtual community meetings.

  • Monday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Cass Fahler (District 5)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Crista Patrick (District 3)
  • Tuesday, Oct.13, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Phil Lakin Jr. (District 8)
  • Thursday, Oct.15, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper (District 1)
  • Monday, Oct.19, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Connie Dodson (District 6)
  • Tuesday, Oct.20, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Lori Decter Wright (District 7)
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Ben Kimbro (District 9)
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Kara Joy McKee (District 4)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. – Councilor Jeannie Cue (District 2)

The meetings will be hosted on Zoom and will be Live on the Tulsa Parks Facebook page. Each meeting will focus on the parks and recreational needs in each individual Tulsa City Council district.

Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry, each will be recorded and posted to the Tulsa Parks Facebook page after the event.

Send an email with your general feedback to letstalktulsaparks@cityoftulsa.org.

Call Tulsa Parks at (918)596-PARK (7275), select “option 4” from the main menu and leave a voicemail with your general feedback.

To find out what City Council District you live in and/or to see the parks located in each district, you can explore our interactive map here.

And, to get more information and updates about this community engagement initiative, please check the web page often: www.cityoftulsa.org/letstalktulsaparks.

There are so many easy options. Make your voice heard. They’re your parks, so be part of the planning to ensure that your family can enjoy them now and in the future.


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