Project Manager: Owensboro's Smothers Park Will Be Ready for Reopening

Jul 30, 2012

The man in charge of getting a downtown Owensboro park ready for its official unveiling next month says the project will be completed on time. Project manager Ted Lolley told the Messenger-Inquirer workers will likely be putting the finishing touches on the project the night before the grand reopening.

Smothers Park is a 1.5 acre park overlooking the Ohio River. It’s been closed during the massive redevelopment effort taking place in Owenboro’s downtown.

The park is scheduled the reopen August 23, and Lolley says the effort has been hindered by a delay in the delivery of the last batch of tar and sand mix needed to complete the boulevard near the park.

Still, he says he’s confident the work crew will be able to finish the job on schedule. He adds workers have been putting in 10 hour days to ensure the deadline is met.

A new feature of Smothers Park that will be unveiled next month involves three concrete fountains that will be covered in black granite.