Owensboro offers tours of new Riverfront - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Owensboro offers tours of new Riverfront

By Jasmin Embers - bio | email | Twitter
Posted by Rachel Folz - email

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The City of Owensboro is hosting a sneak peek of the riverfront development project progress this weekend.

A lot has changed along the riverfront over the past year.

Anyone walking or driving by can see the cranes busy at work and the seawall going up.

The project is still about two years away from completion but crews have cleared land, installed a 140,000 tons of sand to make the property three times larger.

The next phase will start with the creation of the signature water fountain, and laying the foundation for the concession stands.

Project managers say $19 million will be spent on this phase of the project.

Riverfront Project Manager Tod Lolley says everything is on track to be completed by 2012.

The tours are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The public will enter through a gate on Daviess Street and get to walk the entire four block length of the Smothers Park project.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Plans in place to tear down Rockport Inn; hope to rebuild in future

    Plans in place to tear down Rockport Inn; hope to rebuild in future

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:20:58 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    Plans are in the works to tear down what's left of the former Rockport Inn.

    More >>

    Plans are in the works to tear down what's left of the former Rockport Inn.

    More >>
  • New details on Ellis Park ownership transfer

    New details on Ellis Park ownership transfer

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:16:19 GMT
    (Source: Ellis Park)(Source: Ellis Park)

    We are coming closer to an official sale of Henderson's historic Ellis Park. Current owner Ron Geary and Saratoga company officials were at track Friday morning for a meeting. Racing continued there on Friday as usual. We're learning there are no changes are anticipated in the immediate future. But a team of Saratoga employees are in town evaluating the property and coming up with a game plan. The deal could close as soon as early next week. "We've been involved with the...

    More >>

    We are coming closer to an official sale of Henderson's historic Ellis Park. Current owner Ron Geary and Saratoga company officials were at track Friday morning for a meeting. Racing continued there on Friday as usual. We're learning there are no changes are anticipated in the immediate future. But a team of Saratoga employees are in town evaluating the property and coming up with a game plan. The deal could close as soon as early next week. "We've been involved with the...

    More >>
  • Police stepping up patrols in active construction zone

    Police stepping up patrols in active construction zone

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:08:29 GMT
    Barrels line parts of the Lloyd Expressway in construction zone(WFIE)Barrels line parts of the Lloyd Expressway in construction zone(WFIE)

    A warning from Evansville police to watch your speed in construction zones. 

    More >>

    A warning from Evansville police to watch your speed in construction zones. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly