- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - More than 4,380 trees are scheduled to be planted in a major reforestation effort during construction of the city’s newest park along the Arkansas River.

When the first phase of “A Gathering Place for Tulsa” is complete, construction officials say it will include more than 80 different species of trees surrounding the area.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in September on the project. It’s being funded by a mix of corporate and philanthropic Tulsa organizations, including the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which recently made a $350 million pledge toward the project.

The park will include features such as a lodge, boathouse, nature walks, two land bridges, sporting areas and a pond, among other amenities.

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