Work Getting Underway On Preservation Plaza Stage Replacement Project
(Arnolds Park)-- Work is getting underway on a $4.5 million dollar project to replace the stage at Preservation Plaza at Arnolds Park. Work on the project will continue through the fall and winter months with completion scheduled for next summer. At a press conference back in June of this year, Arnolds Park Amusement Park CEO Jeff Vierkant outlined some of the design components of the new stage...
"It is really going to be very eye catching. A lot of curves and a lot of turns to it, and our inspiration for it came from the waves on the lake and the profile of the rollercoaster, the waves of grain on our prairies here, something that ties that all in. The stage top itself, the platform will be a similar size (of the current stage), the top will be a bit more grand. I think it will be 52 feet high at its highest point, but yet very open and airy so that we can maintain views through the stage to this beautiful lake."
The project is being funded through an anonymous donor.
(Schematic design of the new stage)