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Turkey Mountain is located on the West Bank of the Arkansas River across from 61st Street. It is 147 acres of wilderness acquired in 1978 by the River Parks Authority. Wild Turkeys, that were once prevalent in the area, were re-introduced to the area.
Source: Footsteps Through Tulsa by Marilyn Inhofe-Tucker, p. 115, 1995.
Library supporters and a few distinguished guests dedicated NatureWork's wild turkeys monument which was placed near Central Library's Plaza Entrance at 5th and Denver. NatureWorks, a Tulsa-based group, provided funding for this project and dedicated the monument in honor of the National Wild Turkey Federation.