Parks & Recreation

Memorial Park WWI Memorial

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Project Status: Construction

Project Overview:

A WWI Memorial, consisting of small plaques by trees, has existed at Memorial Park for over 90 years. Over time, many of these plaques have been damaged, destroyed or are now missing. Multiple master plans have been conducted on the park over the past 7 years, and each has called for a new WWI memorial. Although a new park master plan is forthcoming, past citizen comments have been clear that a new WWI memorial should be a component of the park. In 2018, the City initiated a planning process and invited the public to provide ideas and weigh in on concepts and themes for the new memorial.

Project Update:

Construction of the WWI Memorial is anticipated to begin June 10, 2019.

Timeline:

June 10: Site preparation and construction of concrete memorial base begins

June 28: Estimated completion of site preparation

July 1st-TBD: Estimated installation of granite memorial

Project Partners:

Zenith City Press, St. Louis County Historical Society

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