The Rose District
This area of Broken Arrow used to be made up of arid prairie land, and so to make it more appealing, local residents planted rose bushes here, which led to the area being known as the “Rose District”. Nowadays this area of Broken Arrow is famous not only for its picturesque flowers but also as the most vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife area of the town, with over 70 businesses in the area.
With that in mind, make sure to come here if you want to check out Broken Arrow’s developing bar and restaurant scene.
Much thought and consideration go 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.
Along with the rezoning, The Rose District is undergoing a $4 million makeover to provide a pedestrian-friendly space to better accommodate events with fewer traffic lanes, wider sidewalks, mid-block crossing and comprehensive landscaping.
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 museum 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.
If you’re looking to explore something truly unique, take a tour of The Rose District shops. You’ll discover hidden gems and find hand-crafted items you can't live without.
The Rose District is home to some incredible dining options. From amazing lunch stops to world-class steaks, the menu here is sure to satisfy your hunger!
There are always exciting things to do in the Rose District. Have a relaxing day at one of our spas, check out a museum, or show your creative side by visiting places like Pinot's Pallette or The Succulent Shop!
The Rose District is home to not only all things shopping, eating, and doing, but also to amazing service-based businesses and event venues! Also, check out the brand new Wedding District!