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TULSA, Okla. – Gathering Place today announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) pledged a $3 million donation to support the Willow Beach area on the west side of Peggy’s Pond.
“For the past 30 years, CTCA has been committed to Tulsa and the region,” said Jay Foley, president and CEO of CTCA Tulsa. “It is our honor and privilege to invest in the Gathering Place and be part of such an iconic development in our community. The CTCA founding family, led by Richard J Stephenson, has generously made our contribution possible, to whom we are incredibly grateful. We look forward to enjoying this amazing space with our families, friends, employees and patients and witness the impact it will have on Tulsa.”
Gathering Place is a planned 100-acre park along the Arkansas River that will connect three previously independently owned sites with the existing River Parks. Phase I, the first 66.5 acres, will include experiences for all ages. From the five-acre Adventure Playground to Mist Mountain, sport courts, bike and skate parks, nature trails, and large lawns for concerts, there are activities for the entire family to enjoy. Additional features will include the Williams Companies Lodge, QuikTrip Great Lawn, ONEOK Boathouse, and the Chapman Foundations Adventure Playground, which are great for recreational and social gatherings.
“We are excited to receive such a generous donation from CTCA,” said Jeff Stava, executive director and trustee of Tulsa’s Gathering Place, LLC. “It has been wonderful seeing the support from the business community to help make this park a reality. Gathering Place will be a one-of-a-kind attraction for all of Tulsa and it will be a top destination for visitors and residents alike.”
Phase I of the park is expected to open in late summer. With five-acres of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind equipment never before seen in the U.S., Tulsa’s children will have an exciting time at the highly-anticipated park. There will also be fire pits for warming up in the crisp, cool autumn and winter weather.