Riverfront Park Pavilion is open to the public.
The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee attendees were part of the ribbon cutting celebration at Riverfront Park Thursday morning.
The ribbon cutting was to officially open the new pavilion for public use.
The park is slowly but surely being improved under the leadership of the Fort Scott Bourbon County Riverfront Authority Board.
Beginning in 2005, the board became official in 2007 when Governor Sebelius created the Fort Scott Bourbon County Riverfront Authority Board to oversee the revitalization of the park.
Since then several trails have been created in the park with help from the Kansas Wildlife and Parks along with the city and county.
The trails are well used because of all the shade provided by the established trees in the park, Jerry Witt, president of the board, said.
Now the covered pavilion has been built for public use.
The pavilion has electricity and is already scheduled for a wedding in September, Jerry Witt, president of the board said.
The next improvement to the park is a lookout structure to be built at the confluence of the Marmaton River and Mill Creek, which should be completed this year, Witt said.
Free meal and entertainment this evening (May 17)
Tonight the Riverfront Authority Board is hosting a free hot dog dinner to the public at 6 p.m.
“Price Chopper donated the hot dogs, buns and chips and everything to go along with that,” Allen Warren, a board member said.
At 6:30 p.m. local musicians Jason Richison and Kinley Rice, along with a country western band will perform at the pavilion.
Residents are asked to bring lawn chairs.
Parking will be at the Twister Trailer parking lot across the street from the park on North National Avenue, just past the red bridge.
Handicapped individuals may park in Riverfront Park.
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