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River Parks

11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74127
918 596 2001
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Ranked #17 of 63 Attractions in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks
Activities: Jogging
Owner description: This ten-mile, asphalt-paved running, walking and biking trail crosses the River Parks along the banks of the Arkansas River past picturesque gardens,... more » Owner description: This ten-mile, asphalt-paved running, walking and biking trail crosses the River Parks along the banks of the Arkansas River past picturesque gardens, fountains, life-sized wildlife sculptures and murals. « less
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Ann Arbor
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is such as nice feature in Tulsa. You can park at various points and start jogging or walking or biking or rollerblading on smooth paved surfaces. The walking path is separate from the biking path, which is much safer. There are some benches along the way but there should be more. It was hot when we visited, so a... More

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NE Arkansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful area along the river! I loved that walking paths and bike paths were separate. It would be nice if the river could be fuller. I understand there is a dam somewhere up river that perhaps they could open a bit more.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Whether I am walking down there or I am listening to music and smoking a nice cigar while people watching, Tulsa's River Parks is the place to be.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It really depends where you are in the park system as to how your experience will rate. There are some excellent amenities along the trails, and there are some areas that are a bit rough.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our River Park area just continues to grow and attract so many activities...I drive by there daily and have yet to see it idle...we are so fortunate for those visions from years past who germinated the idea AND MORE IMPORTANTLY Mr. George Kaiser et al who are advancing it to new heights...now if we could only keep the water level... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Tulsa has preserved much of the Arkansas River course through the city as forested parkland, well designed for walking, biking, and other activities. It is a fantastic amenity right in the middle of the city. If you are visiting the city, take a break and enjoy this lovely "linear park."

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oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

River parks us fun if you like being outdoors. The area is always expanding too. There is another park in the works near by it that will be fabulous when it's completed. That will make the River Park area even better! Right on the river, long trails for biking, walking. Plenty of places to sit and hang out. Restaurants on... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The parks trails continue to improve. If you are passing through and need to stretch, pull up to a parking place and take a walk along the paved trails. Very relaxing.

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Tulsa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We live within walking distance of Riverparks - use it almost daily. Really enjoy the improvements - I feel the separated lanes for walking, jogging, bike-riding are much safer. Always enjoyed the 31st Street Bridge; we love to see the birds and occasional mammals along the way. One afeternoon, we were riding our bikes and came across a small group... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This system of paved trails is extensive. Over 75 miles of trails cover much of Tulsa. The primary system runs along the Arkansas River. In addition, the system includes an urban wilderness area called Turkey Mountain. Amazing area. Further, Tulsa is investing another $300 million to upgrade this park system for the future.

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