City of Broken Arrow Hopes to Make Bluff Landing a Go-To Wilderness Destination

KTUL - January 4, 2023 6:20 am

Broken Arrow. (Courtesy of City of Broken Arrow)

The City of Broken Arrow announced it is working to develop Bluff Landing Recreation Area into a wilderness destination.

A new feasibility study was approved by the City Council on Dec. 20.

The development of the area is a part of the City’s 2019 NEXT Comprehensive Plan objectives which is to “develop nature and wildlife areas which help in preserving natural open areas for viewing nature and passive recreational activities.”

“The Comprehensive Plan specifically pointed out Bluff Landing, and that we should look at this as a potential wilderness type regional park,” Community Development Director Larry Curtis said.

The project is a partnership with the City of Broken Arrow, Wagoner County, Rogers County, and the Army of Corps of Engineers, the City Council said.

Through a City of Broken Arrow initiative, Planning Consulting Firm TSW created a report and identified the long-range potential for development in the Bluff Landing Recreation Area near Kenosha Street and the Verdigris River.

The Army Corps of Engineers manages and staffs the area, the city said. The Corps has a program that allows a lease or rental of the area for $1 for up to 99 years, according to the city.

To learn more about the study, click here.

 

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