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Tulsa Park

The Gathering Place

Tulsa, USA

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Project Overview

In 2018, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, unveiled a remarkable addition to its landscape - The Gathering Place. This expansive park, designed to be a hub of community interaction and outdoor enjoyment, features a stunning playground designed by Gunther Beltzig who has worked alongside Richter Spielgeräte GmbH for 30 years. Renowned for their high-quality and imaginative playground equipment, Richter Spielgeräte collaborated with Günter Beltzig to bring this ambitious project to life.

Design and Installation

The Gathering Place playground is a testament to innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship. The equipment, installed by Richter Spielgeräte, includes an array of unique and engaging play structures that cater to children of all ages and abilities. From towering climbing frames to intricate water play areas, every element of the playground is designed to inspire creativity, adventure, and social interaction.



The “Tulsa Towers”, which were specially designed for the project, are 14 metres high and, with their top platform at a height of ten metres, offer a unique view of the surrounding area.



The playground at The Gathering Place boasts an impressive variety of features, including:

  • Multi-level Play Towers: These towering structures offer thrilling climbing opportunities and panoramic views of the park.
  • Water Play Areas: Designed to encourage sensory play, these areas combine fun and learning as children interact with water in various forms.
  • Themed Play Zones: Distinct areas within the playground are themed to stimulate the imagination and provide diverse play experiences.
  • Accessible Equipment: Ensuring inclusivity, the playground features equipment that is accessible to children with disabilities, promoting an environment where everyone can play together.



Since its opening, The Gathering Place has become a beloved destination for both locals and visitors. The playground, with its blend of imaginative design and robust construction, has been a significant factor in the park’s popularity. It provides a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment where children can explore, learn, and grow.


Connection to Timberplay

Although the playground at The Gathering Place was not installed by Timberplay, it showcases the exceptional quality and creativity that Richter Spielgeräte is known for. As the UK and international partners of Richter Spielgeräte, Timberplay is proud to offer similar high-quality playground solutions. This project exemplifies the type of innovative and durable play environments we can provide, tailored to meet the needs of communities across the globe.



The Gathering Place playground in Tulsa, USA, stands as a shining example of what can be achieved with superior playground design and equipment. Through our collaboration with Richter Spielgeräte, Timberplay is excited to bring these inspiring play spaces to the UK and beyond, fostering environments where children can thrive and imaginations can soar.

I think this park is so cool. It's, like, better than Disneyland. There's so many different things but it leaves part of it to the imagination.

Lizzy, 10 years old

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