TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Turkey Mountain is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved parks in the Tulsa area, so when it came time to talk about ways to improve it, there was a need to tread lightly.
"The trails were obviously a big thing to all our users, the trails need some work. There's sustainability and erosion problems, those things have to be corrected, but the trails are the backbone of Turkey Mountain," said River Parks Authority director Matt Meyer.
Turkey Mountain, at it's core, will be kept wild according to Thursday night's vision plan.
It's a plan assembled by the same team who did the Gathering Place.
"The takeaways today will be to look at the grand vision for what could be happening at Turkey Mountain," said Tonja Carrigg, the community relations director for River Parks.
The plan calls for the boundaries of Turkey Mountain to be greatly expanded to several surrounding parks, unused properties, and some private land.
This new space spans across the Arkansas River to the east, and 75 to the west.
"This offers big ideas and some of the fun things that we'll see tonight are access to Turkey Mountain from various areas that we've never seen before," said Carrigg.
Those areas can be home to ziplining, extreme bike courses, a pedestrian bridge across the Arkansas and even a scenic lookout, but none of this is guaranteed to happen.
"It's a visionary plan," said Meyer. "It's long term, long range, so we can't say it's going to happen soon. The only thing that's funded today is the plan itself."