A Park dedicated to the Legacy of Dr. King and to the people from St. Louis that helped shape our culture. A place to Gather to hold events, speeches and rallies, food and music, family play time or quiet reflection. A place to Mobilize the community from this location to spur on the additional planned transformations. A place to Learn about Dr. King’s dream that will be an attraction for the city and the region. A place to Enhance Pride in the community and improve the conditions for residents A place to Honor local and national individuals and organizations that have positively impacted society, and specifically St. Louis.

The Park will have the following features:

  • Donor Recognition opportunities

  • Information Signage and Exhibits

  • Raised platform stage as a central feature

  • Phase II shelter for shade and rain protection

  • Illuminated metal MLK sculpture on building wall

  • Location for Corner sculpture

  • Improvements to site drainage

  • Features that are resistant to vandalism

  • Creates gathering spaces for both large events and small groups

  • Has an efficient setup for sound and lighting

  • Cost of the construction is very efficient but maximizes impact

  • Most features would require minimal maintenance

  • Safely laid out and securely lit

  • Groupings of tables and benches

  • Handicap Accessibility

  • Strong presence at street corners

  • Prominent light features at night

  • Planting areas that are easy to maintain and cheap to build

  • The circular walkway is attractive and inviting to walk around

  • The Park is planned to be in place by August 2014