The Osage Prairie Trail is a scenic pedestrian trail being developed along the abandoned Missouri Valley Rail Line R-O-W. Upon completion, it will connect Tulsa with Birch Lake in Osage County.
The City of Tulsa acquired the first segment of the corridor in 2003 and began trail development; in 2004 the Trust for Public Land acquired the remaining portion of the corridor, which is currently undergoing completion. The Osage railway corridor will ultimately connect the Tulsa Metro Trails with a 300-mile master plan of trails and green paths.
The trail will connect OSU-Tulsa, numerous other schools, parks, trails and communities to the downtown Tulsa area. In its entirety, the trail will span more than 35 miles, providing alternate transportation and recreational opportunities to all residents and visitors.
The project has been stewarded by the Indian Nation Council of Governments, the Trust for Public Land, and the Tulsa County Parks Department. A Transportation Enhancement award and more than $250,000 in other City funds have been allocated for this project, which will help pay for construction of the path as well as parking and equestrian facilities, drinking fountains, benches, restrooms, picnic tables and bike racks.
To connect downtown Tulsa and northern destinations with a non motorized means of transportation.