- On October 11, 2016
It’s already clear that Tulsa is a special place. Not only do we have a whole population of awesome individuals that love recycling, we also have an incredibly active community of Pokémon GO players interested in getting out to help the community.
So, how can Oklahoma Pokémon trainers enjoy their favorite hobby and look out for the environment at the same time? Here are ten hotspots for playing Pokémon GO and dropping off recyclables for Mr. Murph.
#1: Asbury United Methodist Church
One of the most conveniently located spots to drop off your Mr. Murph recyclables and catch a few Pokémon is Asbury United Methodist Church. The center boasts an on-site collection bin, four PokéStops, and one PokéGym. Places to look out for spins include the church itself, the gardens, and four different statues. Plus, the parking lot is also known as a pretty nifty spawn location for a variety of different Pokémon species.
Location: 6767 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, 74133
#2: TTCU – Riverside Parkway
While this Mr. Murph location doesn’t have any on-site stops, it is a good spawn spot for a variety of different Pokémon. In addition, it is also very close to PokéStops at Helmerich Park and the Officer Penguin PokéGym at the Tulsa Police Department. The location is also only a few miles away from the Arkansas River, an ideal place to hunt for Magikarps and other water types.
Location: 7155 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa 74136
#3: Helen Paul Learning Center – Catoosa
For those who are located near the famous Blue Whale, there’s a wonderful opportunity to recycle and complete your spins. The Helen Paul Learning Center has a Mr. Murph container on-site and is located near over eleven different PokéStops and total of three gyms. Examples include the Full Gospel Lighthouse, BLM Tornado, Lil Abner’s Dairyette, Catoosa Centennial Clock, Catoosa Gazebo, Catoosa Fire Department, and others.
Location: 400 S. Cherokee Street, Catoosa, 74015
#4: TTCU – Jenks
Jenks residents who want to catch Pokémon and recycle are in luck. The TTCU location offers a Mr. Murph bin and there are multiple different Pokéstop locations at the nearby Jenks Aquarium. For example, the exterior shark statute, pod statue, and parking lot offer spins. Inside the building (with admission) are PokéStops at the Mangrove exhibit and the Swim Jim Otter center.
Location: 105 S. 9th Street, Jenks, 74037
#5: St. Mathews Episcopal Church – Sand Springs
Sand Springs is a definitely a great spot for Pokémon GO players. St. Matthews Episcopal Church features both a PokéStop and a PokéGym in the same location as a Mr. Murph bin. However, the church is super close to the nearby Lake Gazebo and Sand Springs Lake Park. And, less than a mile away there are over twenty-five spin spots and eleven gyms.
Location: 601 N. Lake Drive, Sand Springs, 74063
#6: Vernon A.M.E. Church – Greenwood District
Near the Greenwood District is Vernon A.M.E. Church. The site itself is home to a Mr. Murph container, one PokéStop, and one PokéGym. It is also in close proximity of the OSU-Tulsa campus—where there are thirteen additional spin spots and two more gyms.
Location: 311 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, 74120
#7: Downtown Tulsa – Multiple Stops
Perhaps the coolest spot in all of Tulsa to drop off recyclables and catch a few Pokémon is Downtown. There are more than six Mr. Murph locations and fifty different PokéStops to enjoy. Examples include the Charles Page Library, First Baptist Church, Barthelemes Conservatory, First Christian Church, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, and Tulsa Daycenter for the Homeless. Stop by, drop off your items at one of these locations, and then take a stroll to collect balls, potions, and other goodies from all of the nearby spin spots.
Location: Downtown Tulsa
#8: Christ the King Catholic Church – Cherry Street District
Christ the King Catholic Church is another great location for trainers who want to recycle. There is an on-site Mr. Murph container and three different PokéStops. The church is also only a few blocks from many of the different Cherry Street restaurants, bars, and shops that also double as prime Pokémon GO locations.
Location: 1520 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, 74120
#9: St. John Medical Center
St. John Medical Center boasts an on-site Mr. Murph drop-off container, a PokéStop, and a gym. The spot is also great for dropping lures as a kind gestures for those who might be stuck in the hospital for an extended period of time and cannot get out to catch Pokémon. Close proximity to two major Pokémon GO locations—Utica Square and Woodward Park—make it an ideal place to drop off your recyclables on the way to bigger Pokémon hunting.
Location: 1923 S. Utica Avenue, Tulsa, 74104
#10: Tulsa Zoo
Unlike the previously mentioned locations, the Tulsa Zoo is not a listed Mr. Murph container site. However, it is one of the busiest Pokémon GO locations in town and does have various containers throughout the center for recycling drink bottles, wrappers, etc. The zoo staff collects these items and they are eventually sent to our MRF at the Tulsa Recycle and Transfer campus. So, instead of bringing your recyclables from home, just remember to place your items in the marked bins as you enjoy catching Pokémon and they’ll eventually make their way to Mr. Murph.
Location: 4099 Chickasaw Drive, Tulsa, 74115