Press Release

Cox Gift of $850,000 Equips Gathering Place with Technology to Enhance Park Operations

Cox’s donation includes cash, advertising and telecommunications

services for park operations through 2028

TULSA, Okla. – Cox Communications and Tulsa’s Gathering Place announced a ten-year commitment of support today that includes funding, promotional marketing services and technology for the city’s soon-to-open landmark.

The $850,000 donation and a new telecommunications agreement will bring cutting edge technology to the park’s operations, support the greenspace and enhance the overall visitor experience.

“Tulsa’s Gathering Place is going to enhance both the aesthetic and cultural landscape of our community in a very significant way, and Cox is very pleased to be a part of it,” said Roger Ramseyer, vice president and Tulsa market leader for Cox Communications. “Gathering Place has generated a significant level of excitement in our community, and now the wait is over.”

Cox Communications will provide technology services for the park’s operations, including data circuits for park buildings, video feeds for television monitors, telephone services and guest Wi-Fi inside the Williams Lodge and ONEOK Boathouse. Cox crews are also installing fiber optic cables between park buildings as part of the donation.

As part of the Cox Communications and Gathering Place partnership agreement, Cox Communications will donate advertising for the park and its events on cable channels and digital media over the next two years. Gathering Place will leverage digital marketing initiatives in other Cox markets, too, with a goal of attracting visitors to Tulsa.

“This partnership will help bring technical capabilities to park operations that will help us host the more than one million guests we expect each year,” said Tony Moore, park executive director of Gathering Place. “We have been working with Cox since the Gathering Place was just a rendering, and now it’s real. Cox’s investment and ongoing partnership will help ensure our park operations are managed well and we truly appreciate their support.”

In 2016 the James M. Cox Foundation, which provides community support in several areas including conservation and environment, donated $250,000 to help fund the building of Tulsa’s Gathering Place.

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