Gathering Place and AARP Oklahoma announced today the launch of the official Park app. The app, sponsored by AARP Oklahoma, is now available for free download on iPhone and Android. The app will enhance the guest experience using beacon technology to provide additional information about the Park including announcements, way finding technology and more. It also includes a comprehensive calendar with Park events, concerts and festivals.

The app uses state-of-the-art beacon technology to assist guests in navigating the Park with an interactive map. The app is also using the beacon technology to deliver real-time notifications to further engage and educate guests while they are visiting the Park.

“Gathering Place is a park for everyone, unifying Tulsa and creating an intergenerational space where everyone can belong,” said Sean Voskuhl, AARP Oklahoma State President. “AARP’s mission to create Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We are looking forward to guests interacting with the app to create an enhanced experience in this livable community space.”

AARP is a long-term partner of Gathering Place, providing funding for the app as well as engaging programming for all generations. This partnership will allow Gathering Place to further the mission of the Park to bring a world-class experience to all visitors.

“This partnership with AARP Oklahoma will help ensure our guests have access to the latest Park information to enhance their experience,” said Tony Moore, Park Director of Gathering Place. “AARP Oklahoma’s investment and ongoing partnership will help further our mission to engage, educate and excite our guests. We are thankful for their commitment to our community and their partnership with the Park.”

Gathering Place aims to provide an inclusive space for Tulsa residents and visitors alike offering more than 100 different daily experiences, insuring no two visits are the same. The app will help new and repeat visitors explore the Park in new ways.

The app is now available for free download on iPhone and Android devices.

About AARP
With 400,000 members in Oklahoma and nearly 38 million members nationwide, AARP is dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.  As the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. To learn more, visit us at on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpok, on Twitter at twitter.com/aarpoklahoma, or on our website at aarp.org/ok.

About Gathering Place

A project of George Kaiser Family Foundation, Gathering Place, with a first phase of 66.5 acres, will ultimately transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River into a dynamic and active space when the project is completed. A public-private partnership, GKFF and numerous corporate and community philanthropists gave ownership of the $465 million park to River Parks Authority who in turn signed a long-term operational and management lease back to an entity of the foundation to ensure the highest quality operation, maintenance and programming for the life of the park. Gathering Place is doing business as Tulsa’s Gathering Place, LLC. To learn more about the project, visit www.gatheringplace.org.