The Riverview Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. This charming neighborhood along the river, just south of downtown, is bordered by 12th Street to the north, 21st Street to the South, the Midland Valley Trail to the east, and the River Parks trail to the west (the official historic district is somewhat smaller). The layout of Riverview is more or less grid-like, so a DIY running route incorporating the multi-use paths is easy. Be sure to hit the historic district to see the collection of grand homes that sprung up between 1911 and 1938. These Bungalow/Craftsman, Prairie School, Tudor revival, and Colonial Revival homes include the Clinton-Hardy House (on South Guthrie Ave.), the Bird House (on South Galveston Ave.), the Kerr House (on South Guthrie Ave.), and the McBirney Mansion (on South Galveston Ave). Runners can also pass by the Council Oak on 18th St. and North Cheyenne Ave., a meeting place and “town center” for the Lochapoka Creek. We’ve created a 2.4 mile sample route that covers the main attractions, as well as a detailed walking tour published by the city of Tulsa.
If staying downtown, it’s easy to incorporate this neighborhood into a run — use South Denver Ave.