TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1968
I8TH STREET AMPHITHEATER WITH ISLAND STAGE
Included in Future Planning
Theaters in Low Water Dam Designs
river, 18th Street on the east shore
and on the east shore at 71st
Tunnel walkways under Riverside Drive would link the latter
two with their neighborhoods.
COST OF THE theaters would
range from $25,000 to $30,000 each.
They would seat from 300 to 500
persons on hillsides nestled in natural areas. Seats would be on
grassy levels supported by concrete underpinning.
Shells would be pre-cast concrete, Daniel said.
Security lighting would allow
safe entrance and exit, but stage
lighting would be portable, set up
for the occasion.
Most spectacular of the amphitheaters would be at 18th Street
where the stage would be on a
"fabricated" island. This is in the
sketch shown here.
Daniel believes the seats would
be a popular place from which to
view river traffic and lights.
THE LOW-WATER DAM project for which preliminary planning has been completed by Hudg-
ins, Thompson, Ball & Associates,
would consist of three dams creating a chain of lakes from 96th
Street near Jenks to the Sand
Springs bridge. They would be
deep enough for power boats and
There would be a system of
parks and parkways on each side
of the 14-mile stretch of riverfront. The largest would be proposed Turkey Mountain Park on
the west side of the river near
The study has been accepted
by TMAPC. Public hearings will
be held later this year at which
time area residents may propose
changes prior to incorporation of
the study into the Metropolitan
Area Master Plan.
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