Tulsa River Parks
River Parks offers outdoor recreation and seasonal entertainment along the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. Over 26 miles of asphalt trails on both banks are used for jogging, walking, bicycling and rollerblading. Parking, restrooms, picnic areas and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park, and striped bass and catfish are plentiful below the dam attracting anglers to the riverbanks and handicapped-accessible fishing piers.
The Tulsa Wave Park offers 500 feet of rapids along the west bank of the Arkansas River and the Pedestrian Bridge, a focal point at 29th Street, are popular sites for visitors. Zink Lake, an impoundment pool created by the dam, is used for non-motorized boating, especially rowing. These attractions make for a perfect day of fun in the sun whether you want to go kayaking or take a long walk.
A diversity of wildlife can be found in the park's habitats and the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area provides rugged terrain ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There is also a disc golf course and an amphitheater on the west bank of the river. The Rivers Edge Bistro and Cafe at 19th and Riverside Drive is open year-round, weather permitting, and also features live music Thursday through Sunday evenings.