CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - In the last few days, you might have noticed the rose garden at Capaha Park is empty.
That’s because the City of Cape is continuing with efforts to make major improvements.
“We cleared out some of the old rose garden area and that will be renovated hopefully this next spring and summer,” said Julia Jones, Director of Cape City Parks and Recreation.
She says the parks renovation has been an ongoing project for the past few years.
“We have been improving Capaha since the PRS1 passed. But back in 2012 we conducted a master plan improvement process for Capaha Park,” said Jones.
She says, after improving the old pool, the ball fields and the splash pad, concentration is now moving to the other side of the park.
“The Perry side of Capaha Park. And that includes improvements to the amphitheater. Adding a new pavilion and playground.”
And the renovations to upgrade the Rose Garden.
“We needed to level that ground out. We need to improve the parking and accessibility. It will have a new Pavilion and Gazebo. New beds and opportunities to have more than just roses,” she said.
For the past few years, she says the upkeep of the garden has been declining but the city is very excited about the new improvements.
“Gardens often take a few years to fill in and plants to fill in. So we will hopefully be able to work on that. With our garden clubs. Not only in the near future, but for years to come,” said Jones.
Jones tells KFVS12 the city hopes to finish the Amphitheatre and Rose Garden renovations by the end of the summer.