Phase I Reopening FAQs
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Phase I Reopening FAQs


What are the Park Hours for phase I?

Gathering Place hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.


What will be open/closed in Phase I?

This first phase will include the reopening of all major pathways, lawns and trails as well as Skate Park and BMX Pump Track. 

All other attractions including The Lodge, Boathouse, Adventure Playground, Slide Vale, Swing Hill and Sports Courts will remain temporarily closed.


Where do I park my car?

Our main parking lot is located along John Williams Way near Williams Lodge and ONEOK Boathouse. We have additional parking adjacent to Riverside Drive on both north and southbound lanes, and at the 33rd Place parking lot just north of the 33rd Place intersection along the northbound lane of Riverside Drive.

Click HERE to view a parking map. 


What is Gathering Place doing to ensure the safety of staff and guests?

Gathering Place has secured the necessary PPE, sanitizing tools and stations needed for safe operation and will follow the health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and in alliance with Tulsa-area Attractions, as well as continue to enforce our rigorous sanitization standards across the entire Park.


Do I need to wear a mask when I visit?

The recovery of Tulsa is a continuous effort and Gathering Place encourages guests to do their part in helping to keep the Park and other guests safe and healthy. Good hygiene practices include:

  • Exercising social distancing and remaining at least 6 feet apart from other Park guests

  • Wearing a mask throughout the Park to help protect yourself and others

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands


Will Gathering Place have any events during phase I of reopening?

As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our staff, volunteers and Park guests, all Gathering Place on-site programs and events are canceled through the duration of Phase I reopening. 

Discover new ways to explore the Park on your next visit to Gathering Place with our free Self-Guided Park Activities, or bring the joy of the Park into your home with our At-Home Activities for all ages!


When will Phase II of reopening begin?

At this time, we do not have a set date for the start of Phase II of reopening. Please check back periodically for updates. 


When will Adventure Playground Reopen?

At this time, we do not have a set date for the reopening of Adventure Playground, Slide Vale, and Swing Hill but we hope to open all play elements at a later phase this summer. Please check back periodically for updates. 


Can I buy food at the Park during Phase I?

Limited food and beverage options will be available periodically during Phase I of reopening. Redbud Cafe and Vista at the Boathouse will remain temporarily closed. 



At this time, restrooms at The Patio and ONEOK Boathouse will be open during Park hours. 


Will buildings be open during phase I?

Williams Lodge and ONEOK Boathouse will remain temporarily closed during Phase I. Restrooms located inside ONEOK Boathouse will be open during Park hours.


When can we rent boats?

At this time, Water Sports on Peggy's Pond are temporarily closed.