AARP Oklahoma and The Gathering Place Announce New Virtual Dog Play Wednesday Events

Posted on 09/09/20

Gathering Place October Virtual Event

Sit, stay and play with your pup in the comfort of your backyard with the new Gathering Place Virtual Dog Play Wednesday events presented by AARP Oklahoma. Hosted on the Gathering Place Facebook page for new chompetitions, good-dogie games, backyard bark-tivities and more!

“Dog Play Wednesdays have quickly turned into one of Tulsa’s favorite events,” said Tony Moore, Executive Director at Gathering Place. “Despite the challenges of social distance, we are thankful to AARP Oklahoma for their sponsorship in allowing us to continue providing this ‘pawsome’ tradition virtually.”

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“AARP Oklahoma is proud to present the Dog Play Wednesday event series,” said Sean Voskuhl, AARP Oklahoma state director. “New this year, we’re inviting guests to join the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It seems appropriate, on Dog Play Wednesdays, to offer free fraud prevention resources to teach people how to become “fraud watchdogs” so they can spot a scam and stop a scam.”

Virtual Dog Play Wednesday 2020 Events Series themes and dates include:

  • September 16 - Fur-natic Tail-gate at The first Virtual Dog Play Wednesday event kicks off football season with a Sports “Fur”natic Tailgate. Dog owners share a photo of their pet’s best gameday look on the Gathering Place Facebook page using #DogPlayWednesday for a chance to win a tailgate prize.
  • October 14 - Pawriffic Halloween Party at No tricks, just treats! The virtual Dog Play event “Pawriffic Halloween Party” includes a not-so-spooky costume chompetition and backyard barktivities. Plus, dog owners share a photo to enter the "Costume Chompetition" on the Gathering Place Facebook Event Page using #DogPlayWednesday for a chance to win a three month subscription to Bark Box!
  • November 18 - The Wonderful World of Dogs at
  • December 16 - Deck the Paws at

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The health and safety of Gathering Place guests and staff is our top priority and we will continue to closely follow the recommendations from the CDC and The City of Tulsa. For more information about Park policies and procedures related to Covid-19, please visit our website

About Gathering Place

A project of George Kaiser Family Foundation, Gathering Place, with a first phase of 66.5 acres, will ultimately transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River into a dynamic and active space when the project is completed. A public-private partnership, GKFF and numerous corporate and community philanthropists gave ownership of the $465 million park to River Parks Authority who in turn signed a long-term operational and management lease back to an entity of the foundation to ensure the highest quality operation, maintenance and programming for the life of the park.

This story is provided by AARP Oklahoma. Visit the AARP Oklahoma page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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