River Parks Demolishes Floating Stage Previously Auctioned Off

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 5:09 pm
By: News On 6

The River Parks Authority hired a contractor to demolish the floating stage at River West Festival Park.

Executive Director Matt Meyer said the decision was prompted by several issues including vandalism and people starting fires.

He said they've sold the stage twice, but both times the buyers said it was too expensive to remove it intact.

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It’s going to cost about $6,500 to remove the stage.

Meyer said the authority will use money from the River Parks Foundation, not any taxpayer money.