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Park Characters

Our Park Characters

We are excited to introduce to you our Park characters, Blue the Heron, Tulsey the Turtle and Hazelnut the Squirrel, who will be representing the Park.

Who Are The Characters?

MEET BLUE THE HERON

Blue loves the great outdoors and has a deep connection to our environment and the outside. Herons migrate alone or with a flock from Southern Canada, over the United States, to South America. On the trip south this year, Blue spotted Gathering Place from up in the sky. Impressed by the Wetland Gardens and Adventure Playground, Blue decided to make Gathering Place home. The Arkansas River is Blue’s favorite place to watch for fish and make new friends.

BLUE ACTIVITY SHEET

  • Height: 7’0

  • Birthplace: Canada

  • Favorite Food: Sushi, hold the rice

  • Favorite Ice Cream at Redbud Cafe: Caramel

  • Favorite Book: Henry the Impatient Heron

  • Favorite Color: Pink like my glasses

  • Likes: Canoeing, catching butterflies, making new friends

  • Dislikes: Windy days, loud sounds

 

MEET TULSEY THE TURTLE

Tulsey loves playing all types of sports, including the four sports we host at the Sport Courts: basketball, volleyball, soccer, and street hockey.  Tulsey also loves the skate track and BMX pump track, but he’s still learning how to ride a scooter. Since Tulsey grew up along the Arkansas River, he loves the water! 

TULSEY ACTIVITY SHEET

  • Height: 6’0

  • Birthplace: Arkansas River

  • Favorite Food: Crickets and Carrots

  • Favorite Ice Cream at Redbud Cafe: White Chocolate Raspberry

  • Favorite Book: How the Turtle Got Its Shell

  • Favorite Color: Orange like a basketball

  • Likes: Learning to ride my scooter, eating new foods, walking along the river

  • Dislikes: Running, winter, soup

 

MEET Hazelnut THE SQUIRREL

Hazelnut is a loyal friend with a passion for literacy and the arts. She lived in the Reading Tree during the construction of Gathering Place, watching it come to life from start to finish. She also loves to dance, so watch for her busting a dance move with the Gather Round Crew! Some of Hazelnut's favorite Park activities include joining in story time at the Reading Tree and explore the Cabinet of Wonder in ONEOK Boathouse.

HAZELNUT ACTIVITY SHEET

  • Height: 6’0

  • Birthplace: Near the Reading Tree

  • Favorite Food: Nuts and fruit

  • Favorite Ice Cream at Redbud Cafe: Butter Pecan

  • Favorite Book: Squirrel’s Acorn

  • Favorite Color: Brown like trees, dirt, and acorns

  • Likes: Digging, reading, exploring new things

  • Dislikes: Dogs, rain, naps