Dec. 2005 Revision to Master Plan Proposal
Thanks to everyone for your support of Mohawk Park!
As of December, 2005 the Tulsa Parks Department has again revised the master plan, moving the BMX track and skateboard park to 56 Street North! Much of the east side of the park will now be designated a "Natural Area" or "Wildlife Preservation Area." We need to be sure that this area is placed under control of Oxley.
Since there isn't enough funding from Vision 2025 to do all the proposed projects, the main priority is to buy the land at 56th St. N. & Hwy. 75 for the soccer fields, the BMX track and the skate park. They also set as a priority to repair the dam on Lake Sherry. Tulsa Audubon strongly supports the purchase of the additional land and for funding of these new areas to be a priority and happen as soon as possible.
Here is the revised plan.
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a higher resolution version (250 KB).
Here is the detail of the new areas at
56th St. N:
Here is the note from Greg Warren explaining the changes. Dick Sherry represented us at the meeting Greg discusses.
Oct. 2005 Revision to Master Plan Proposal
In October, 2005 the Tulsa Parks
Department held two public meetings to describe revisions to the Mohawk
Park Master Plan, and solicit further public input about the plan. The
Parks Dept. has done an excellent job incorporating most of the public comments
about the original plan, and the
revision addresses most of the concerns we had with the original plan.
We feel there is still some areas that could be improved, and our response to
the Parks Dept. can be read at the below link:
We have not yet located a copy of the 1982 Green Ribbon Committee Report on Mohawk Park, but I have found an article from "Gusher" magazine written by Dick Sherry in 1982 about the report
|Dec. 2004 Mohawk Park Master Plan Proposal|
The new master plan developed by the Tulsa Parks Department, with many elements included due to Vision 2025, threatens to destroy the natural character of Mohawk Park, which in our view is its most important asset. The plan also threatens Oxley Nature Center.
A group of concerned citizens, Friends of Mohawk Park, has been meeting to formulate a response to this plan. Updates on our progress will be posted to this site.
The following pages contain photos from around Mohawk Park, showing some of the areas being proposed for development as they exist today.
Here are links to additional information
According to City of Tulsa Charter volume 1, Title 26, Section 111 Oxley Nature Center: "All trails and footpaths are restricted for pedestrian and wheelchair traffic. No one shall launch or operate a boat of any kind in any body of water within the boundaries of the Oxley Nature Center. All horses are specifically prohibited from the trails of the Oxley Nature Center.
Mayor Bill LaFortune
Mary Ann Summerfield
Tulsa Parks and
River Parks Authority
Vision 2025 Mohawk Park Committee
Tom Warren, Mayor's Office
Walt Helmrich, Helmrich & Payne
Mary Collins, Tulsa Zoo Friends
Michael Willis, Mayor's Office
Councilor David Patrick, City Council
Councilor Randy Sullivan, City Council
Jon McGrath, Railroad contractor
Greg Warren, Tulsa Parks
Sandra Langenkamp, Arts Commission
Vision 2025 Arkansas River Development Committee
Jim Dunn, Mill Creek
Monte Box, Sand Springs Realtor
Matt Meyer, River Parks Authority
Vic Vreeland, Mayor Jenks
Senator Inhofe or staff representative Ragon Gentry
Congressman Sullivan or staff representative Richard Hedgecock
Chairman of River Parks Authority
Stan Lybarger, BOK
Col. Southard, Corps of Engineers
Bill McKamey, AEP-PSO
Carole Huff-Hicks, AEP-PSO
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Jayme Cox, Sunoco
Councilor Bill Christiansen, City Council
Creek Economic Development
Tony Knowlton, Aerial Data Survey
Tulsa County Board of Commissioners
STORMWATER DRAINAGE ADVISORY BOARD
TULSA COUNTY PARK BOARD
Instructions on Addressing Letters
The Honorable Bill LaFortune
City Councilor:The Honorable (Name)