We Did It!

We brought the magical Reading Tree to life! Because Tulsa County’s children read over 2 million books, the tree was adorned with fresh leaves just in time for Gathering Place’s opening. The magic now continues at the real Reading Tree with exciting adventures planned for all families.

Plan Your Adventure

See you at the gathering place!

Visit the real Reading Tree at Tulsa’s world-class riverfront Park, Gathering Place. The old cottonwood tree will be home base for so many adventures, whether it’s playing amongst pixies in Fairyland Forest or wrestling paddlefish in the Land of the River Giants.


StoryTime at the Reading Tree

Books come to life every Tuesday and Thursday at the Reading Tree! Join us for storytime at the Park with special guest readers during our 100 Days of Opening Celebration. See the full list of readers here.


Story Time at Reading Tree

Books come to life at the Reading Tree! Join us during our 100 Days of Opening Celebration for story times from guest readers.


Doggy Dance Party

Incorporate obedience training, tricks and dancing for a fun bonding experience between dogs and their owners with sounds, lights and DJs.



Enjoy colorful lights shimmering across Peggy’s Pond as you unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures.

About Gathering Place

A momentous transformation turned 100 acres along Tulsa’s riverfront into Gathering Place, a world-class park for all Tulsans to enjoy. The park includes a five-acre Adventure Playground, Mist Mountain water feature, sport courts, bike and skate parks, natural
trails, a boathouse and large lawns for programming. Phase I (66.5 acres) of the Park is now open.

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