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ABOUT THE ROSE DISTRICT

Much thought and consideration goes into the naming of a destination in hopes of creating an image in the mind and emotional response from those that hear it.

When city leaders wanted to name the rezoned portion of downtown Broken Arrow to an arts and entertainment district, they chose to honor a rich heritage from a city founded in 1902.

Early civic leaders saw the need to beautify the city’s original landscape of sparse prairie land and called on residents to adorn it with bushes, trees, and flowers. Rose bushes were a popular choice and soon travelers nicknamed Broken Arrow the “City of Roses.”

Today, civic leaders are once again transforming the landscape by reviving the historic downtown area to breathe new life into the heart of Broken Arrow and return it to a gathering place for all residents.

The Rose District has undergone a four million-dollar makeover providing a pedestrian-friendly space to better accommodate events with fewer traffic lanes, wider sidewalks, mid-block crossing and comprehensive landscaping. Come visit an award winning Main Street and enjoy great shopping, excellent dining, and entertainment all in a setting in which over one hundred strands of roses call home. We are a city in bloom, visit soon! 

The Rose District is a collaborative public/private partnership that has breathed new life into Broken Arrow’s 100-year-old historical downtown core. Community leaders sought to create a downtown district that would provide a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, unique dining experiences, and boutique shopping that would draw residents and visitors alike. The resulting vision is now the Rose District, a thriving arts and entertainment district that is home to retail, restaurants, entertainment, and more.

The Rose District came to fruition through a $5MM streetscape renovation that brought wider sidewalks, mid-block crossings, planters adorned with roses, and outdoor dining areas that create a pedestrian and business-friendly atmosphere. The Rose District is also home to several museums and art galleries, a 1500-seat modern performing arts center, a pavilion that hosts our summer farmers market, workout classes, movie nights, and much more.

We look forward to sharing with you the beauty and excitement of the Rose District and hope to see you soon!

TulsaPeople Magazine

2023 TulsaPeople Magazine A-LIST WINNER for Shopping Center/District

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