New Capaha Park Shelter and Playground: Celebrate Oct. 23

The City of Cape Girardeau is proud to announce the ribbon cutting for the new Capaha Park pavilion and playground will be held Friday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Anyone is welcome to come celebrate with us!New-Capaha-Playground-2015 - Header
The new additions to the park take the place of an old playground and the beloved Capaha Pool which was demolished in 2011 due to age. The project is considered Phase 1 of 6 from the Capaha Park Master Plan that was completed in 2014. Phase 1 also included improved pedestrian access, sidewalks, benches, fountains and landscaping.
The whole project was made possible by voters, Parks and Recreation Department crews and the volunteer labor of the SE Missouri Building Trades Union who helped to build the pavilion structure. The park improvements were funded through the Parks, Recreation and Stormwater Tax that was passed in 2008.
Capaha-PlanFuture plans for Capaha Park, should funding allow, include new restrooms, splash pad, stormwater and drainage renovations, and ballfield enhancements along with improved access to the Dan Cotner Amphitheatre. SWT Design out of St. Louis was the Phase 1 project design firm with Carrie Coyne as the lead project associate. To reserve the new shelter, call us at 573-339-6340. For additional information on Capaha Park please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573-339-6340.