TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – President Donald Trump is expected to hold his first in-person rally on Saturday night at the BOK Center in Tulsa since the pandemic started earlier this year.
Here’s what you need to know if you plan to attend:
In the purple area of the photo below, which surrounds the BOK Center, the following road closures have been implemented:
- On June 20 – All day; All vehicles are prohibited and there will be restricted pedestrian traffic
Police say there is a smaller area near the BOK Center that will be completely off-limits to pedestrian traffic unless you have a ticket for admittance.
People who live in the area and outside of the RSVP area will be allowed to move about by foot up to and during the event.
All cars that are parked in this area will be towed at no charge to the owner. If your car is towed, contact 918-596-9222 and they will tell you where your car has been relocated to.
If you need to keep your car in downtown or near downtown, you are asked to ensure it is parked outside the closed off area in a lawful parking spot.
Williams South Garage, Williams North Garage and the North Boulder Lot will all be open for public paid parking on Saturday, June 20.
Other private parking lots and garages may also be open for parking so long as they are outside the closed areas.
Drones and planes
If you are planning on flying an aircraft or operating any unmanned aircraft system, there is a temporary flight restriction covering a large area around Tulsa on Saturday from 5:15 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Tulsa Transit changes
Due to weekend events, many Tulsa Transit routes will be impacted. Denver Avenue Station will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, and transfers will take place between Elgin and Frankfort on 4th Street.
Initially, city leader said the curfew began Thursday, June 18 at 10 p.m. and would be in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 21.
However, President Donald Trump tweeted that the curfew had been lifted on Friday afternoon.
City officials confirmed to KFOR that although an executive order had been signed on Thursday, they were rescinding the curfew.
Report suspicious activity
Tulsa police say they are expecting the event to be peaceful, but are asking you to keep your guard up. If you see or hear anything suspicious over the weekend, don’t hesitate to call 911.
Because large gatherings come with an increased risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, police say residents and visitors are asked to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. When in close proximity to others, it’s asked you wear masks, frequently wash and sanitize your hands, and make sure you stay home if you’re not feeling well.
Additionally, with weekend temperatures to be at or above 90° Fahrenheit, it’s important all who will be outside for any period of time stay hydrated and know how to get cool.
Tulsa has three cooling stations available, all equipped with air conditioning.
- Tulsa County Social Services
- 2401 Charles Page Blvd.
- 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
- 621 East 4th Street
- Noon to 9 p.m., seven days a week
- John 3:16 Mission
- 506 N. Cheyenne
- Open 24/7