Guthrie Green Park
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A High-performing Green Space Revitalizes Downtown Arts District

Location Tulsa,, Oklahoma, United States

Scope Urban Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture

Size 2.6 acres

VITALS

3,000 plus weekly visitors

Geo-exchange system reduces energy demand by 60% to power nonprofits

Attracted $150 million public-private investment to local blocks

Water-based educational experiences available via fountains and bioswales

Food trucks, movie night, fitness classes, and concerts reawaken old truck loading site

Guthrie Green transforms a 2.6-acre truck yard into a lively urban park in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s emerging arts district. Opened in September 2012, Guthrie Green has become the area’s leading destination, drawing 3,000 plus people weekly to activities that have enriched the urban experience and spurred district-wide revitalization. The high-performance park includes a geo-exchange system that reduces energy costs for a nearby nonprofit arts center, providing a model for sustainable public realm landscape.

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