Annual Chili Challenge 2021

Saturday, October 23
11am to 1pm
Gary Park, 1225 South Gary Place

Our annual chili challenge is one of our favorite fall events in the neighborhood. Fix a pot of your favorite chili, bring it hot (no electricity at the location) and join us at Gary Park (new location for this event) for this family-friendly event. Set-up starts at 11 am and tasting/judging starts at noon in three categories – Most Original, Most Traditional and Most Spicy. Come along and join the fun whether or not you’re making chili. Prizes for the winners. RNA will provide everything except the chili. Kids, pets, musical instruments and lawn games welcome. Don’t forget your lawn chair.

RNA General Meeting

Tuesday, October 26
7pm – ballroom of the Campbell Hotel

Subject: Interacting With Those Experiencing Homelessness in Our Neighborhood

  • Mack Haltom, Executive Director, Tulsa Day Center
  • Becky Gligo, Director, Housing Solutions Tulsa
  • Tyler Parette, Director of Outreach and Engagement, Housing Solutions Tulsa
Fall History Walking Tour

Saturday, October 23 at 10am
Sundays, November 7 & 14 at 1pm

Meet at 918 Coffee. Participants will receive a green RNA Bracelet and Map. Suggested donation of $10. All proceeds benefit RNA. Reserve your spot by signing up here.

It can also be self guided using History Pin.

Scavenger Hunt

Bored with staying in the house? We've got the perfect game for you! We created a self-guided scavenger hunt for you to find special spots within our neighborhood. While having fun, you will hone your observation skills to see things you've never noticed before!

There are two ways to play:
Offline or Online

Play Offline

Download and then print a copy of the score sheet and carry this it with you as you explore. Check off each item as you find it. If you choose, you can take a photo of yourself with each item and post your photos on our FB page to show off your skills!

Play Online

Use your mobile phone to access a digital version of the score sheet to use as you hunt. Upload a photo of yourself with each item you find. When you finish, your score will appear on a digital leaderboard along with others playing the game. You will need a free Google account to play on-line.

“Second Friday” Meet-n-Greet

Every second Friday of each month, the Renaissance Brewing Company hosts a social event for residents of our neighborhood. It is a good chance to mingle with other neighbors and have some fun! Of course, your friends and family are also welcome.

Renaissance Brewery is located at 12th and Lewis Ave. Be sure to follow them on Facebook.

Neighborhood Yard Sale

Look for the RNA Yard Sale in summer 2022!

There is no cost for you to participate! Just gather your treasures and display them in your yard or garage. RNA will advertise in the Tulsa World, Craigslist, FB Marketplace and other online sites. RNA will also put out several big signs around key locations of our neighborhood but you will need to put out signs to direct traffic to your specific location. There will be a sign-up sheet and by signing-up, your address will be placed on the sale map that will be accessible to potential buyers.

Chili Challenge Over the Years

The annual Chili Challenge has been a fall tradition since 2009. Residents bring their best chili recipes to compete in three categories: Most Classic, Most Unique and Most Spicy. Watch the EVENTS page for this year's challenge date!

Parkfest 2015

The annual Parkfest was a spring staple for many years. In 2015, it was held at Gary Park at 12th and Gary Place. Janelle Cordray planned a really fun event including games like "Guess How Many Seeds in the Jar" and a "Best Side Dish" contest. The winners won prizes that were donated by Reasor's Grocery Store and other businesses. Hot dogs and soft drinks were provided by RNA. The Tulsa Fire Department came out to let everyone play in their fire truck. There was even a bouncy-house for the kids. A fun time was had by all!