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Foundation Buys Tract of Land Considered as Outlet Mall Site

Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 60-acre tract once was considered for an outlet mall has been purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation for expansion of a public wilderness area.

The Tulsa World reported the foundation paid $2.95 million for the 55- and 5-acre parcels in the Turkey Mountain area.

The foundation has been a good friend to River Parks. In 2014, the GKFF and a group of private donors were the impetus behind A Gathering Place for Tulsa, a $350 million park under construction along Riverside Drive.

Turkey Mountain is a 300-acre urban wilderness area on the west bank of the Arkansas River.

The GKFF owns outright, or has a partial interest in, several undeveloped land parcels totaling more than 200 acres immediately north and west of Turkey Mountain.