Arkansas River development master plan

Wednesday, June 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Many people consider the Arkansas River Tulsa's most valuable natural resource. That has city leaders looking for ways to capitalize on it.

They're trying to develop a master plan for 42-miles of the river stretching from the Keystone Dam to the Wagoner County line. It's not just for Tulsa.
City leaders will be looking at partnering with Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby.

Leaders from the City and Tulsa Parks met with the Brookside Neighborhood Association Tuesday night to announce a study of the river.

They hope it will lead to public and private development of the riverbank. Rich Brierre with INCOG: "Our community is realizing that the river is an asset and we need to capitalize that and preserve and protect and enhance that asset as we move forward."

The last development study on the Arkansas River took place in 1968.