It’s the second night of celebrations in Owensboro as the city officially reopens its downtown Smothers Park to the public. What those attending Friday’s events will see is a riverfront area that has received a complete facelift.
There are three signature fountains, a new children’s park and water spray area, new marinas, and a waterfall feature, where water cascades down a series of steps into the Ohio River.
Vicki Moss works at the downtown Daviess County courthouse and came by the riverfront late this morning to get a preview of what the area looks like. She told WKU Public Radio the renovated riverfront will have a calming influence on her when she needs to get out of the office for a few minutes.
“I like the waterfall. It’s beautiful. It’s so soothing, and so relaxing. And I really think people downtown will really appreciate it, to just take a breather and relax,” said Moss.
Owensboro’s three-day celebration concludes tomorrow afternoon with a free air show over Smothers Park, including a World War II-themed aerial acrobatic performance.