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Des Moines approves plan for new Riverfront Park

The Associated Press
Des Moines approves plan for new Riverfront Park

DES MOINES, IOWA — Work should begin soon to build a park at the site of a much-loved but long closed Des Moines amusement park.

City council recently approved a plan to create a new version of Riverview Park, which for decades was home to an amusement park that closed in 1978.

KCCI-TV reports a non-profit foundation has spent nearly 10 years raising $600,000 to help pay for the new park.

Construction of the park is expected to begin this spring with plans to open in summer 2020.

The park will include a 6,000-seat outdoor concert venue, playground and concession stand.

Cost will be shared by the non-profit Parks Area Foundation, City of Des Moines, Polk County and Prairie Meadows Casino.

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