Parts of A Gathering Place Will be Named for Donors

Apr 4, 2014

A Gathering Place for Tulsa will have some features named after donors.

The Williams energy company donated $16 million to the project, and today CEO Alan Armstrong announced two features named for the last members of the Williams family to lead the company.

"We've got two great civic leaders from Williams here to honor, and so the main street from Riverside [Drive] that goes through the lodge will be named for John H. Williams and have his name on it," Armstrong said. "And the lodge — the main lodge and the gathering room in the main lodge — will be named for Joe Williams."

Gathering Place project manager Jeff Stava says more donors will be recognized.

"We've announced about six different corporate donors and foundation owners over the past four months, and in the coming two months we'll be announcing about a dozen additional donors," Stava said. "So there will be a lot of naming opportunities that are announced in the forthcoming time."

The scale model of the park is now on display at One Williams Center until May 28. It can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.