High-tech golf, games, restaurants, sports bar coming soon to Jenks

Jan 27, 2015



Creeks announce $22 million entertainment complex at Jenks' Riverwalk Crossing

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced a $22 million entertainment complex that will be built at the RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks.

The facility will offer high-tech golf, family-oriented games, restaurants, sports bar, party rooms and corporate space.

Principal Chief George Tiger said the tribe hoped to have the facility finished in 18 months. It will be built in an open space just north of the shopping center’s movie theater.

“There will be nothing like it within a 250-mile radius of Tulsa,” Tiger said.

Tiger said the announcement is just the first of several to be made regarding RiverWalk Crossing, located along the west bank of the Arkansas River in Jenks.

The new development will be a partnership between the tribe and RW Restaurant Group, a new entity that was formed specifically for the venture. Of the $22 million cost, $11 million will be covered by the tribe and the rest covered by RW.

John Vollbrecht, a local investor and representative of RW, said the group was proud to work with the tribe.

“We’re honored to be partnered with them, and we believe this will be the start of a great revitalization of RiverWalk Crossing,” he said.

Kouplen said the golf portion of the new facility would be similar to a driving range with high-tech touches. Players can just hit the ball, or they can play through virtual courses, thanks to tracking technology for the balls.

“Even if it’s dark, it’ll tell you where your ball went,” he said.

Tiger said the center won’t have any direct connections with the tribe’s Margaritaville casino under development on the other side of the Arkansas River, though the facilities will complement each other.

As for the original buildings at RiverWalk, Tiger said the tribe will push for new shops and restaurants now that the center has a new anchor.

“This allows for a domino effect,” he said. “This will help us bring other tenants to Riverwalk.”

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