Local & Regional
Fri May 29, 2009
Cleaning Up Downtown
By John Durkee
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Drillers will move downtown to the new Oneok Field at Greenwood and Archer in Tulsa. The new stadium is under construction. The area is known as America's Black Wall Street, the site of Tulsa's 1921 race riot.
The area can best be described as urban plight. There is litter on the ground and graffiti scars on nearby buildings and the expressway walls. This week, city crews, civic leaders and the Tulsa Drillers picked up the trash and painted over the graffiti.
The effort was a cooperative endeavor sponsored by the City of Tulsa, The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa Drillers.
About 60-people took part in the clean-up effort including ball players and Tulsa school children.