Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Made-over Kiener Plaza opens next month with playground, fountains and concert area" from St. Louis Post-Dispatch
All 3 1/2 acres of Kiener Plaza downtown will reopen May 19 after more than a year of construction and $23 million spent on remodeling.
The revamp includes more open space, a grassy concert area west of the Old Courthouse, a large playground and multiple fountains. More than 140 trees were planted in the plaza as part of the project. The plaza has been closed since February 2016.
Gone is the sunken amphitheater on the park’s west end, which held about 500 people. The new concert area on the east end can hold 2,000 to 3,000 people, CityArchRiver spokesman Ryan McClure said.
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