TULSA - Tulsa has begun work on a new park that may eventually house a number of exhibits designed to bring the history of the area alive for visitors.
The land for Cousins Park was partially donated by the Cousins family in 1998, and the city obtained the rest later.
It sits near the intersection of E. 121st St. and S. Yale Ave., fronting a stretch of the Arkansas River.
Currently, the land has mostly trees, tall weeds, and grasshoppers, but Jack Bubenik, a landscape architect for the park department, says they have built a gateway plaza with donated funds.
The master plan includes recreating the feel of a small 1890's farming community, with a farmhouse, a one-room school house, a train depot, and other educational facilities.
It will also have a walking trail which will eventually connect to the RiverParks trail, and an overlook for viewing the river.
The total cost of the project is estimated at about $2.2 million, and it will take about two years to complete.
Bubenik says studies have shown a real need for additional parks in south Tulsa.