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Rogers Plaza dedication Tuesday

Posted: May 16, 2014 - 4:38pm

Rogers Plaza, the entrance to downtown Conway, paired with park space at the corner of Oak and Court Streets, will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting and address by Mayor Tab Townsell on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The completion of Rogers Plaza is one of many goals established by a community visioning process called Conway2025, conducted several years ago.

The recently renovated park space is the location of the former Earl Rogers Auto service center, and was donated to the City of Conway in 2012 by the Earl Rogers family.

Rogers Plaza, and the adjacent Downtown entry arch were designed by Frank Riggins of Crafton, Tull, Sparks and Associates. Construction of the Plaza and arch was completed by Corco Construction.

Funding was provided from the proceeds of the Advertising and Promotion tax, through the A&P Commission and the Conway Parks and Recreation Department.

Rogers Plaza features 9,900 square feet of concrete and faux brick paving, accented with landscaped areas consisting of a variety of trees and plants.

The centerpiece of Rogers Plaza is a seven foot tall cascading fountain.

The entry arch consists of 22.5 foot brick columns connected by a lighted steel arch. Rogers Plaza is the location of the 53 foot lighted artificial Christmas tree during the Christmas season.

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