Park designers preserved 300 trees original to the area and planted an additional 6,000 trees.
Sixteen acres of prairie attract various insect, butterfly, and bird species and don’t require frequent mowing.
Integrated Pest Management systems incorporate beneficial insects, living biological amendments, and safe, organic pesticides.
Woody and herbaceous debris is composted.
The Park has over 400 species of plants, many native to Oklahoma and many sourced locally.
Perennial plants (which return every year) mitigate the consumption involved with annual plantings.
Williams Lodge, ONEOK Boathouse, and the maintenance building are heated and cooled via geothermal wells, using the Earth’s natural processes to regulate indoor temperatures.
Buildings meet LEED requirements.
The Park’s maintenance facility is located underground for natural insulation and to reduce AC and heat demand.
An extensive green roof on the maintenance building provides insulation and cools its surrounding area.
Stone in the Park was regionally sourced.
The Picnic Grove tables and upside-down trees were constructed locally from repurposed trees.
The bench slates, decking, and light poles were made from thermally modified ash and pine.
Two land bridges over heavily trafficked Riverside Parkway allow animal species full range of their habitat.
The installation of check dams and plantings improved the natural wetland along the Arkansas River.
Two underground infiltration basins in the parking lots filter out pollutants from stormwater.
Water from Peggy’s Pond is naturally filtered in Wetland Garden before cycling into a plant watering system.
Solar and wind powered weather system accounts for sun, temperature, and rain and adjusts water use.
Recycling bins are utilized throughout the Park and in office spaces.
LED lights, which are 85% more efficient, are used throughout the Park on a programmable Creston dimming system.
Buildings are cleaned with ecofriendly supplies.
Utility cars and leaf blowers are electric.
Shipping pallets are recycled locally and turned into engineered wood fibers on the Adventure Chapman Playground
Redbud Café composts coffee grounds.
The employee break room composts food scraps.
Redbud Café has recyclable cups, bags, and containers.
Electric car charging stations are available for visitors with electric vehicles.
Shuttles to the Park are available from downtown Tulsa.
Offices recycle batteries, ink cartridges, and electronic waste.
A sustainability committee formed in May 2019 to increase sustainable practices in the Park and office spaces.