Gathering Place Holds Appreciation Day Preview For Construction Team

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 6:58 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

In two weeks the Gathering Place will open, giving families across Green Country a one-of-a-kind place to play.

Saturday is Construction Appreciation Day so everyone who helped make the park a reality had the chance to bring their family along to enjoy it.

It's a day just for the folks who made it all happen and all of their family members beaming with pride.

"I didn't think someone really close to me could work on something this big, especially in the city of Tulsa. I was proud of my family," said Guadalupe Cervantes.

The countdown is on for the park to open to the public and those with a sneak preview are discovering there's something new everywhere you look.

"In the beginning, you don't really know what you're building. and then here in the last six months it's just really built up to something spectacular," said Richard Tweed for Oil Capital Electric

For the past three years Tweed helped with all of the electrical work throughout the park but today he's here with his wife, daughter and her friends.

"They're enjoying it. having a ball," said Tweed.

Around 6,000 people visited the park Saturday and with parents from dozens of companies who all came together, it's the busiest the park has been so far.

"They put their head their hands and their heart into it, through all the hot and cold and rain and snow," said Gathering Place Executive Director Jeff Stava.

But dads like Richard Tweed know this is only the beginning.

"When my kids grow up and I can take grandkids here and have fun, that's what I'm looking forward to," said Tweed.

With nearly 70 acres of activities, it might seem overwhelming. But an app is coming soon to help you find your way.