Road closure announced as work on new downtown Watertown park prepares to begin

April 26, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A street closure in Watertown has been announced as work will begin early next month on the new downtown park known as Community Foundation Plaza.

The Watertown Public Works Department says beginning May 2nd, Third Street Northeast will be closed to all through traffic from First Avenue Northeast to East Kemp Avenue.

The work on the park is scheduled to be completed by October 28th.

The Watertown Area Community Foundation donated $500,000 toward the project as part of a naming rights agreement.

The downtown park, which will include playground equipment, shaded areas, a splash park, and a new bandshell, will cost about $2.5 million to complete.